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Julie Anderson

  • Identifies as “primarily neurotypical”.

  • Specializes in artists and others who identify as “highly sensitive”.

  • LGBTQIA+ allied.

  • Grew up in the Midwest, lived in New York City for 20 years and currently in Southern California.

Julie Anderson

At A Glace

Specialities & Certifications

  • Neurodiverse Individual Specialist

  • Neurodiverse Parenting Specialist

  • Neurodiverse Couples Specialist

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Life Experience

  • Has experience in multiple neurodiverse relationships, family (father ADHD, brother ASD), children, and partner

  • Mother of neurodiverse boy/girl 16-year-old twins 

  • NT/ND co-parenting experience

  • Former careers in the arts, arts education, and non-profit administration


  • Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology

Julie's Story

I was raised in the Chicago area in a working-class family that believed in bootstraps and quietly bearing life’s trials.  Therapy was for other people, viewed with a mixture of skepticism and opposition. 


As the only girl out of four children and the first person in my family to go to college, I always felt a bit different.  I received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, then an M.A, New York University, eventually leaving a Ph.D. program at NYU to pursue a career in theater and film.


During this time, I found myself questioning the beliefs I held about therapy, especially when I had post-partum depression after the birth of my twins, and then when my son and daughter experienced challenges due to neurodiversity and the strain our children’s needs brought to my marriage.


Life experience shapes us in many ways.  For me, it made for an indirect path to finding my calling.  This journey has reinforced my deeply-held belief that being able to reach out to others is an under-recognized strength, I have a profound appreciation for how difficult it can be to seek out help.

Julie's Story

Other Areas
of Focus

  • Affair Recovery

  • Ambiguous Grief

  • Caregiver Support

  • Co-Parenting

  • Couples Counseling

  • Creatives 

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Infertility and ART

  • Life Transitions

  • Parent Coaching

  • Sandwich Generation

  • Sex Therapy


  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families 


  • Coaching

  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Existential Therapy

  • Experiential Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Psychodynamic

  • Trauma-Informed Therapy


  • Registered Associate,  MFTA #136580

  • Supervised by Dr. Harry Motro, LMFT #53452

  • Employed by New Path Couples Therapy Inc.

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