Julia "Joules" Perretta
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon.
I received a Masters of Science in 2012 from Lewis and Clark Graduate School. I finished my post-graduate supervision and training in Austin, TX from 2012-2014.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in utilizing Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and attachment informed approaches (e.g. interpersonal neurobiology) to help couples and individuals create the change they want to see in their lives and in the ways they relate with each other.
I have completed training in a variety of therapeutic approaches including DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy), Gottman (pioneered by the Gottman institute in Seattle, WA). I honor body-positive approaches and work within the HAES paradigm.
Why do you do what you do?
Conscious awareness practices create opportunities for us to experience and engage with the world intentionally and in new ways.
By exploring our past, and engaging with the present through intentional mindfulness we can bring about healing for ourselves, our relationships, and the communities of which we are a part.
How do you help people heal?
Healing and growth are a complex holistic process. I draw from attachment theory, neurobiology, somatic modalities and inclusive trauma-informed approaches, offering compassionate guidance and a trusting space where couples and individuals can engage in a creative, vibrant process to connect more deeply with themselves and one another.
Who do you work to help?
Couples and individuals who are interested in changing how they feel and relate to each other.
What concerns do you help your clients with?
Relational issues (conflict, infidelity, divorce, co-parenting), anxiety, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and attentional disorders (ADD/ADHD) that interfere with living ones' best life.
What do you do for fun?
I find my way into nature for distance running adventures, hiking, camping, and hot springs.
I also like drawing cartoons, practicing the 8 limbs of yoga, making gratitude lists, creating music, and playing cribbage.