M.A. Marital & Family Therapy, University of San Diego
B.A. Business Administration, University of San Diego
CERTIFICATIONS | MEMBERSHIPS:
Emotionally Focused Therapy Advanced Training
EMDR Basic Training
Prepare & Enrich Certified Facilitator
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (San Francisco Chapter)
Created for Connection (EFT Christian Member Group)
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Family of Origin Issues
Julia Alford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing faith-based counseling to women and couples in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.
Julia is passionate about helping her clients experience more secure and connected relationships to themselves, to God, and to others. She believes that we are wired for meaningful connection, but the impacts of trauma, early attachment, fear, and shame can sometimes keep us from connecting in healthy ways. She knows first-hand that we can develop beliefs about ourselves that aren’t true, and without even realizing it end up engaging in dynamics that cause us more disconnection and distress.
Julia brings compassion and curiosity to her work, and she aims to get beneath the surface of the issues her clients face and to the core of what drives their symptoms. Julia has been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, CBT, and is a Prepare & Enrich Certified Facilitator. While the therapy process is always unique and individualized, after completing therapy with Julia, many clients walk away feeling more confident and clear about who they are, more connected in their relationships, and more equipped to handle life’s challenges with authenticity and grace.