Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to consider me for your therapy needs. Whether you are experiencing a difficult time in your life, a life change, or would like more insight and personal growth; I am here to help you. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that you are happy with. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Those challenges can impact relationships, decrease quality of life, increase depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems. Through psychotherapy you can learn to improve the way those challenges you have impacted your life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

I am a co-owner of Peninsula Center for Children and Families. Click the image to be taken to our website to learn more about our services and other therapists!

Located at 655 Deep Valley Drive Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Benefits of

Therapy.

 

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships

  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

  • Improving communications and listening skills

  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones

  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage

  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

 

Do I really need Therapy?

 

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. 

 

Bay Area Health and Wellness Magazine

Coping with Traumatic or Upsetting Events 

by Julie Payne, M.A., LMFTS

To read the article please follow the link below

https://issuu.com/ibuildmagazines/docs/bayareahw0616/22

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What is therapy like?

 

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with me (usually weekly).

 

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, I may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.   

​© 2013 by Julie Payne MFT.

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