Starfish Services, LLC
Counseling and Life Coaching
...making a difference, one life at a time

Hello! If you're here, you must be looking for help navigating a curveball life has thrown your way. I've had my share of curveballs in life too, and I know the value of having someone come alongside you, hear you out, and believe in you until you're able to believe in yourself again. I am a down-to-earth, approachable therapist who believes that good therapy is 2 parts loving-kindness and 1 part kick-to-the-butt. I want to hear the story of what's happened to you, but I also want to encourage you to move forward.

I am trained at the Master Level in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and am also an Accelerated Resolution Therapy Trainer. I have a special interest in helping clients move beyond trauma, build resiliency and live full and rich lives using this innovative approach Learn more here: Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

I believe that a solid therapeutic relationship is more important than any particular treatment approach in producing the best results in therapy. I do not presume to know the solutions to your problems, but I can commit to helping guide you to find the soutions that work best for you.

About Julie
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
    Minnesota Board of Social Work
  • Master's in Social Work
    University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine
  • Master Accelerated Resolution Therapy Clinician
  • National SAF-T Trainer
  • Life Coaching Certificate - Adler Graduate School
  • Improv Training - Stevie Ray's School of Improv
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Check out this cool therapy approach!

Have you heard about Accelerated Resolution Therapy? If you haven't, you should! As the name would imply, it's a wicked fast way to resolve issues of all kinds! Big traumas, little traumas, bad memories, stuck symptoms, bad habits, and more! I am a Certified Master Level ART therapist and I would love to tell you more about it!

From the Acclerated Resolution Therapy website:
ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. ARTworks directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART accomplishes this through the use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming. Although techniques similar to these are used in other types of therapies. ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. ART combines long respected, sound treatment practices with safe and effective methods validated by current scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida.

Why Starfish Services?
The Legend of the Starfish

Everyday, an old man walked the beach with a pail, picking up starfish that had been washed in by the tide, and throwing them back into the sea.

One day, a young boy stopped the old man and asked, "Why do you throw the starfish back?  There must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish.  It won't make a difference."

The old man picked up a starfish out of his pail and threw it as far as he could into the sea and replied, "It made a difference to that one."

From The Star Thrower
By Loren Eisley
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