Julie Miknis

Julie Miknis, MFT (MFC 88523)

As a Marriage Family Therapist, I am committed to providing a safe and hope-filled space for my clients to explore their experiences and move towards healing and transformation.  In a confidential, caring, and supportive environment, my goal as a therapist is to help clients work through the struggles they face that hold them back from living a life of happiness, purpose, and meaning.

 I believe in people immediately having tools for change so my clients begin improving their situation after their first session. I work collaboratively with clients by utilizing evidenced-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) therapies.  These approaches assist me in helping clients who face a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, trauma and PTSD, life’s transitions, relationship and codependency issues, domestic and sexual abuse, anxiety, stress, guilt, self-esteem and self-confidence, empowerment, anger management, and depression.  

I have completed the Behavioral Tech's Five Day Dialectical Behavioral Foundational Training™. In addition to providing individual psychotherapy and one-on-one skills coaching, I also co-facilitate two DBT skills groups for adults and adolescents at the Center.  My past experience includes providing psychotherapy services to adults, adolescents, and children at the Community Family Service Agency of Sonoma County and the YWCA of Sonoma County, where I also co-facilitated a 52-week anger management group.  I hold a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA.

"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard." -Anne Sexton