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Julie K. Peters

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Registration Number: APCC 6432

Supervised by: Dr. Sheila Addison, California LMFT, License Number 49616

“I bring a unique vantage point of a strong preference to help clients utilize the innate creativity they possess to facilitate artistic, experiential interventions and coping skills, and I have special training to assist folks in this work. I work to confront my able-bodied, cisgender, whiteness by continually educating myself about the dynamics of implicit bias and about the way I present in the therapy space.  I'm excited about the way we begin to heal from our earliest attachments by enacting new patterns in relationships.”

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Therapist Bio

Julie K. Peters (APCC) received her MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral studies in 2018. Julie also holds an MFA in Performing Arts (Acting) from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Julie specializes in long term substance use recovery and has worked as a clinician with problem solving court treatment programs serving individuals struggling with drugs, alcohol, mental health, and felony charges. Julie has frequently worked with incarcerated clients and commits herself to creating an atmosphere promoting social justice in her work. She has substantial experience working with folks who are challenged with eating disorders as she provided therapy groups and recovery support at Cielo House, a residential treatment facility. She has also worked extensively with the LGBTQIAA+ community while serving Pacific Center, a queer focused community clinic in Berkeley, California. Finally, she specializes in life transition challenges as she has aided folks in building relationships, communication skills and mood management coping skills. 

Julie’s passion is applying drama therapy work for community healing.  She has conceptualized and implemented several drama therapy workshops involving mask  and performance art for clients struggling with eating disorders and substance use in the California Bay Area.  She also created a drama therapy group targeting skills for intimacy and relationship skills for young adults identifying as queer.

Julie uses interventions from psychodynamic principles, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gottman therapy techniques, and brief solution focused therapy. Her work is also grounded in attachment theory.  

Furthermore, equity work has taken a “front and center” space in her development thus far as a clinician as Julie’s graduate program created an environment for dialogue about how clinicians must continually challenge themselves to ally with folks who are often marginalized and oppressed in the world. 

EDUCATION
  • MA in Counseling Psychology, emphasis Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies

  • Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

  • Registration Number: APCC 6432

  • Supervised by: Dr. Sheila Addison, California LMFT, License Number 49616

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