Finding a Counselor

Things need to change due to anger, anxiety, fear, or the challenges of High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome).

In addition to a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, with an associate’s license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained in trauma, High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome), and Executive Functioning skills. Currently, I am enrolled in a Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy program. Using a variety of approaches, I apply this information when working with my clients.

  • Bowenian Therapy- An approach that develops the individual self while maintaining connection with families and others. It strengthens the ability to self-soothe and self-confront, which permits an increased ability to contribute in satisfying relationships.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)- An approach that modifies emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by focusing on solutions, challenges distorted cognitions and changes destructive patterns of behavior.
  • Play Therapy- An approach that uses a variety of play and creative techniques to alleviate psychological and emotional conditions in clients that are causing behavior problems and/or are preventing them from realizing their potential.
  • Structural Therapy- An approach that helps create healthy alliances, clear boundaries and appropriate interdependence.


Finding the right therapist is an important first step. Call to schedule a free 30 minute consultation at 425.507.9067

I have limited availability, but am accepting new clients.

Julie Hjelm, MA LMFTA
Family Renewal Center
1595 NW Gilman Blvd Suite 13
Issaquah, WA
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