Julie Lopez
Child & Family Therapist

Education

Bachelor of Psychology – University of New Mexico
Master of Social Work – New Mexico State University

Licenses
I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in both the state of Arizona and New Mexico. I’m also a Compassionate Bereavement Care™ Certified Provider through the MISS Foundation. I also have training in Sand Tray Play Therapy – Level 1.

Specializations
Children and adolescents, ages 7-13 years, struggling with trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, and peer relationships (social skills).

Types of Therapy Offered
Play Therapy
Sand Tray Play Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Involved Groups:
Dinosaur School for Children 4-8 years old

 

One of my favorite quotes was said by a great Social Worker, Brené Brown, which is, “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” Social work is one of my many passions because it allows me to advocate for those in need, as well as to be there for those that feel as if they have no one, I practice a person-centered approach in therapy, which includes unconditional positive regard of the client and positive psychology.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, sports, and volunteering in my community at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) as a dog walker and at Tu Nidito as a Support Group Facilitator.