Hi, I’m Julia.

Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist. #104811


I have had the pleasure to have worked with disenfranchised communities and the mental health field for over fifteen years.  As your therapist my goal is to help you examine the ways in which your history may be limiting your possibilities. Through our work together, we’ll focus on your strengths and accomplishments. In our therapeutic relationship, these personal attributes then become the launch pad for us to discover new strategies for coping, growth, and resilience.

In my practice, I offer both short term and more extensive therapy to people from a wide variety of marginalized backgrounds through an intersectional lens.  In the short term model, we collaboratively target one goal by examining how your thoughts and feelings may be interfering with your daily life. In this model, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Therapy. For more comprehensive therapy, we’ll pay special attention to creating a rich and nurturing therapeutic relationship. This sense of safety creates space for you to more deeply name and understand your past experiences and how they affect you now. With this understanding, we’ll illuminate your values and use them to re-author your story and shape the life you want to lead.

Whether you’re looking for support or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to call or email me to  to schedule an appointment.


California State University, Northridge – Masters of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in MFT – 2013

University of California Santa Cruz – Bachelor’s of Psychology – 2009


Private Practice Psychotherapy – 2016 – present

Medical Social Worker / Crisis Counselor – 2015 – present

Wraparound Clinical Therapist – 2013 – 2015

LGBT Center Therapy Intern – 2011 – 2013

training/certifications-  (please ask)

Julia Schwab 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. #104811