Julia Flood - Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor - San Francisco, CA
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Julia Flood (LCSW)

Counselor/Therapist

Contact information

Email me

Phone (415) 820-3210

Fax: Newstarttherapy

1721 Scott St #3B

San Francisco, CA Show on map

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When you feel like this isn’t the person you married; when you worry that the gap in between you is widening every day; when it feels like the rug has been pulled out from under you after discovering the affair... it can feel like you are in over your head, and you may ask “Is it too late to save my marriage?”

Couples counseling can lead to restoring the broken trust and intimacy your relationship once had. Your marriage is definitely worth fighting for, and needs to be given a real chance to succeed. Couples therapy can offer the tools and space you need as a pair to give your relationship that chance.

You might be feeling very little hope for your relationship right now. I see my job as holding that hope for you for a while, until you can see whether it is possible to rebuild your commitment.

About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist, and have been working in the mental health field since 1996. I specialize in couples therapy (marriage counseling), helping couples in crisis to break out of the vicious cycle of hurting and being hurt.

I'm committed to addressing couples and individuals as whole people, on an emotional, mental, social, and spiritual level. That means that a big part of my focus on relationships is about respecting who you are - your values, choices, and beliefs - and helping you to grow and flourish in that. We'll work together to strike the right balance between respecting your boundaries of how much you’re willing to change at this time, while gently challenging you to grow in areas of your life and relationships.

Find more marriage advice here.

The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

I have been married for 20 years, with 2 children, so I understand both the joys and struggles that marriage and family can bring. In our culture, there's a lot of pressure to look like we have it all together, especially when it comes to our families. Most of us don't though, and the sooner we realize that we could use some support, the better!

Over the years I have been able to work with people from all walks of life - children, adults and seniors, couples and families, all from a wide variety of backgrounds. Having worked as a psychotherapist, psychiatric social worker, counselor, and case manager, has greatly helped me to understand the full range of complex problems people face, and continues to shape my approach as a therapist.

I also have a special sensitivity and awareness of the ethnic, cultural and religious differences multi-cultural couples face, which, if not dealt with adequately, can pose major stumbling blocks to a relationship. Couples therapy can help you draw out the nuances of your and your spouse’s understanding of family relationships, values and beliefs (which you both may never have fully thought through before) and help you negotiate a healthy balance.

For more information about my practice, go to www.newstarttherapy.com, or call me at (415) 820-3210.

Looking forward to speaking with you,

Julia Flood

Julia Flood

Additional Details

I am:

Married

Have children:

Yes

Julia Flood

Payment Options

Accepts Credit Cards:

Yes

Accepts Insurance:

No

Accepts Paypal:

Yes

Sliding Scale:

No

Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Julia Flood

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Couples/Marital Issues

Credentials:

LCSW

Time in Practice:

6-10 years

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:

Marriage Educator

Marriage/Couples Counselor

I offer my services:

At my office

I am fluent in:

English

German

Licence information:

Expiration 11/30/14
Number LCSW 25829

Articles by Julia Flood
Fighting

How To Get Your Partner Into Couples Therapy

3 ways to tell your partner you both need to get into couples therapy.

Pigs

Getting Your Money's Worth in Couples Therapy

Having a successful a rewarding therapy experience involves more than choosing a skilled therapist.

deep breath

The Benefits of Saying "Ouch"

Showing vulnerability goes against our grain, but it is also the key to connection and intimacy.

Fighting

How To Ask For What You Need

Effective communication is neither being bossy nor being walked all over.

Advice For Couples: Keep Calm And Communicate

Couples Problems: Can You Change Your Partner?

You can't control your partner, but he may be open to your influence if you speak from your heart.

Julia Flood

All Specialties

Anxiety Issues, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Empowering Women, Forgiveness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Management, Stress Management