Julie Tierney, MA,MFTJulie Tierney, MA, MFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Masters degree from the University of San Francisco and specializes in couples counseling, substance abuse, as well as family and identity issues. She is certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy and Level One of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Acceptance, compassion, and encouragement are at the root of Julie’s practice as a therapist. When working with couples, Julie focuses on restoring connection and building strategies to move successfully through challenges. She strives to create a setting of empathy and understanding while exploring sensitive subject matter. With individuals, she works collaboratively to create a treatment plan that feels nourishing and unique. Julie uses nontraditional therapy practices such as meditation and art making to move energy and open up channels of healing.

In addition to working at Head/Heart, Julie is a Resident Artist at the Art House, Chicago. You can find her there making expressive abstract paintings with a community of artists. She believes in the power of art as a healing force for addiction and recovery. She also volunteers at the Arts of Life, a nonprofit in Chicago, as an artist mentor to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Creativity and authentic expression are what Julie considers to be the most important elements of healing.

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