Julie Jack, tLMFT
Meet Julie Jack, tLMFT
Julie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is fluent in Spanish and works with individuals and couples. She believes the body and spirit are important components of healing and should not be ignored.
Julie specializes in helping couples, as well as trauma survivors through somatic interventions, such as trauma-focused yoga. She strives to help her clients live their best lives.
Location: Cedar Rapids/North Liberty/Telehealth
Insurance: BCBS, Private Pay
Issues I Can Help You With
My Style of Therapy
I believe that therapy is most effective when it is goal oriented and active and I consider my approach to be compassionate yet challenging. I will encourage you to gently move, breathe deep and reflect between sessions.
I specialize in somatic (body based) modalities that will help you to feel calm inside and out, so that if feels safe to open your mind to new perspectives and possibilities in your life. I will help you to manage symptoms and learn how to bring the body and nervous system back to balance through awareness and self regulation techniques. I have found this approach to be particularly helpful for survivors of trauma as it helps to restore the body to a balanced state where healing can occur.
” Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the human body we remember who we really are.” ~ Jack Kornfield
I also believe that everybody is unique, therefore every person’s response to an adverse event is different. I will help you to become aware of your patterns and stuck areas so that you can live fully, feeling present, clear and uplifted. I teach a variety of basic, intermediate and advanced self awareness techniques that come from the traditions of iRest, created by Richard Miller PhD, Trauma Informed Yoga, Mindful Self Compassion and traditional cognitive behavioral therapies.
I am trained in cognitive processing therapy for PTSD and have extensive training in yoga and yoga therapy for mental health and trauma.
Mindfulness therapy is a therapeutic approach that is based on Buddhist philosophy but is non-spiritual in practice. It is an approach to life that involves slowing down and living in the present moment but doing so with a sense of awareness about one’s thoughts and a sense of self-compassion and acceptance. Mindfulness has completely transformed my life. It feels important for me to share this approach with you, as we journey together through modern day society.
Modalities such as meditation and yoga cultivate a sense of mindfulness but it can also be incorporated in other simple ways such as how to approach your morning routine more thoughtfully, paying attention to bodily sensations, and witnessing and verbalizing emotions.
Mindfulness has been shown to improve many mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and trauma. We learn to relate to our experiences differently. For example we learn that we don’t have to be reactive or overwhelmed by our emotions, rather we become aware of our own ability to stay calm in difficult situations, to sit with our fears and not be swept up by them, and to recognize our own needs and respond to them rather than ignore or fear them.