Julia Plomer

Graduate Intern

Contact

She/Her/Hers

773.880.1310 ext. 7256

English

Education & Training

Degrees:

  • Pursing, MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, DePaul University, 2022
  • BA, Anthropology & Sociology and English, Kalamazoo College, 201

Values & Philosophy

“All that you touch you change /all that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change” – Octavia Bulter, Parable of the Sower

My foundational approach to therapy comes from a narrative and strength-based perspective where the space that we create together honors and integrates your past, present, and your visions for your future. My goal is to do this in a way that allows you to just be and sets the stage for creating change in your life. I also rely on an integrative approach that draws from a variety of theories such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness to provide you with tools that help you to mend, transform and shift the things in your life that are not working for you. It is also very important to me to be constantly holding the position of learner, both from you as the expert in your own life story, from my professional therapeutic community, and from the many sources of knowledge in this world.

I believe that the many intersectional identities that we hold impact the ways that we move through the world. Building a therapeutic space collaboratively that holds and recognizes both of us as complex and layered humans is a core part of my approach. As a queer person, working with LGBTQIA+ folks is a strong passion of mine and what drew me to the field. I strive as well to live into my values and work with folks who are interested in doing identity work from a position of privilege.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Complex Family Dynamics
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Stress
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Poly & Non-Monogamy Affirming Practice

I work with…

  • Individuals
  • Relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples.)
  • Families (chosen & family of origin)

Modalities

  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Feminist Approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

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