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Julie Crist

I seek to provide a place where clients feel safe to explore areas in their life where they desire healing and change. In a world of demands, we all need to take the time to care for ourselves. This includes being equipped with the tools and support needed to achieve goals and a fuller life. My role is to partner with you in this process.  In supporting you, I draw from my own life experiences and career paths that apply to my work as a therapist.   

Due to my journey and rich exposure to multicultural, diversity experiences I effectively serve culturally diverse and at risk populations.  I am here to help you heal, explore, and discover a healthier you. 


I believe in an integrated approach to therapy that is tailored to help meet the needs of clients based on their individual experiences. I am also  passionate about teaching individuals how to connect, communicate, utilize resources, and build and restore relationships. With that said, I have been trained in a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, Person Centered, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and many others.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #130996
  • Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #116884

  • Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Western Seminary

  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, San Diego State University


  • Associate Therapist at Los Gatos Counseling Center (Monterey Office)

  • Associate Therapist at Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment Center

  • Associate Therapist at Beacon House Residential Treatment Center

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at Discovery Counseling Center

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)


Being a native Californian I value the varied natural resources our beautiful state has to offer! Travel is an immense part of my life. I enjoy creative adventures such as painting, cooking, and wine tasting. I also embrace outdoor adventures such as fishing, hiking, snow skiing, biking and spending time with my adult children. Community is a vital aspect of my life and ultimately completes me. 


I have experience working with 

  • Anger

  • Addiction

  • Depression/Anxiety/Stress

  • Parenting/Separation/Divorce

  • Spiritual Development

  • LGBTQ 

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Eating Disorders

  • Borderline Personality

  • Grief

  • Trauma

 Additional training in the following:

  • SMART Recovery

  • 12 Step Programs

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems

  • CBT 

  • DBT

  • Group Therapy



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