Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.

South Lake Union Therapy is my private psychotherapy practice located near South Lake Union, the Denny Triangle and the Amazon campus.  For years, I’ve primarily worked with clients in big tech and startup and have a unique understanding of those spaces that encompasses both depth and breadth.  I work with a variety of professionals from other fields as well which includes those in the creative realm. 

I am currently conducting all my sessions virtually but will work in-person for trauma work using EMDR on a VERY limited basis.

I work with adults on a wide range of issues including the following areas of focus:  

Men’s Issues Related to Relationships and Emotional Intimacy

Workplace Stress Trauma and Burnout

Childhood Trauma 

When we experience crisis and stress beyond what we feel we can effectively handle, we tend to revert back to coping tools we developed long ago to deal with childhood adversity. Many of these once helpful tools may be outdated, not entirely relevant to our current situation, and need to be updated.  You may find your coping style is negatively affecting your relationships, your work, your emotional state, or your health.

I think it’s important that we first understand and honor the older tools that once served you well and allowed you to get where you are today. This is part of the greater process toward identifying and implementing more practical  skills that will allow you to effectively react to the present rather than the past.  These new skills will allow you greater flexibility in weathering adversity and the ability to actualize your authentic wishes and desires in all areas of your life.

Making the decision to seek therapy can be difficult all on it’s own.  The idea of sharing your story and your emotions with a stranger is intimidating. You also may be wondering if what you are going through warrants therapy or if the process can even help.  If you feel what you are experiencing is adversely affecting your life and is keeping you from reaching your goals, then it’s a problem worthy of dedicated focus.

It may also be that you feel you can’t be helped because your problems are too insurmountable or complicated.  Support, empathy, honest dialogue and a clear-sighted, outside, perspective from a professional with the right experience can help you better understand and work through your unique situation.

Therapy can be useful even if you aren’t experiencing difficulty but would like to work on personal discovery or self-improvement.

Whether you are trying to change your path, are recovering from past trauma, or weathering current hardship, I can help you discover meaning and assist you in achieving the life you want.

 I also work with those experiencing the following obstacles and conflicts, among others:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Loneliness
  • Mood Swings
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Feelings of emptiness and meaninglessness
  • Helplessness
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Self Doubt
  • Grief and Loss
  • Despair
  • Negative Thinking
  • DID
  • Transitions
  • Family Issues
  • Unwanted Thoughts


 “In the real world, there is no nature vs nurture argument, only an infinitely complex and moment by moment interaction between genetic and environmental effects.” –Gabor Mate


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