Providing therapy for Evanston adolescents and adults.
"In my experience of treating clients over the last 20 years, it has become evident that a truly empathic therapeutic relationship is actually the central healing piece of my treatment. My clients will attest that they feel heard, understood and valued. This is the essential foundation from which we can then tackle the more challenging aspects of change. My immediate goal is to help you investigate and identify what you wish to accomplish in the treatment and in your life. I will assist you in not only the achievement of those goals but an understanding of how to dismantle any obstacles preventing those goals. My intention for my client is to decrease symptoms, suffering and self-imposed limitations; and to increase self awareness, emotional resiliency, confidence and general level of happiness. My clients often report greater self understanding which in turn promotes clearer decision making, improved relationships and greater overall well being."
Mood disorders (anxiety and depression), career consultation, coping skills, divorce, family conflict, family of origin issues, grief, parenting, peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self esteem, spirituality, trauma, student mental health, women’s issues.
Julie Wrenn, Psy.D. received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology in 1997 with a psychodynamic concentration from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology–Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University in 1984. She has completed clinical training at various sites such as MacNeal Hospital, Micheal Reese Hospital, and Humana Health Care. Dr. Wrenn has worked in private practice for over 22 years, and brings an impressive base of experience in treating adolescents and adults. Her work often includes family consultation and guidance. She works within a psychodynamic framework but also utilizes coaching and cognitive behavioral interventions.
Julie sees clients in our Evanston office on Wednesdays and Fridays.