Julie Guterres (She/Her) is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. She has over 9 years experience supporting individuals in both community mental health and private practice who are navigating complex mental health, addictions, disordered eating challenges and relationship issues. Julie obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 2017 and her Master of Social Work Degree in 2018 from The Toronto Metropolitan University. She has also completed all educational components for a Diploma in Relational Psychotherapy from the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP) and will graduate in Spring 2024. The current focus of her expertise is on supporting individuals and couples to thrive in their relationships, which starts by understanding each person's unique relational histories, their fears, hopes, goals and what may be getting in the way. By getting to the roots of the challenges change can emerge and new relational realities become possible. Julie is a queer therapist and is passionate about supporting people from the LGBTQ+ community. She works from a sex/kink/poly/sex-work affirming & informed lens.
Areas Of Treatment
Julie works with individuals and couples in the following areas:
- Relationship Issues
- Family Dynamics
- Relational Trauma and Attachment Wounds
- Polyamory/Ethical Non-Monogamy
- Life Transitions
- Stress and Burnout
- Isolation and Loneliness
- Self Esteem and Self Image
Julie’s practice is based around anti-oppression principles and values. Her therapeutic style asks you to walk on a journey together. It offers an invitation for you to get curious about yourself and your experience in the world. Her style is warm, collaborative and sees you as the expert of your experience. She is skilled at making and holding space for hard feelings, confusion, contemplation, and discovery. In her work, she always aims to cultivate a safe, co-created environment that promotes change and growth.
Her practice is open to all. She works with people from various cultural identities and socioeconomic backgrounds, neurodivergent people, as well as those whose gender or sexuality are expansive. She regularly engages in clinical supervision to sharpen her sensitivity to complex cultural, historical, and systemic factors that are relevant in therapy.
She is a member in good standing of the OASW, OCSWSSW and BCCSW and in addition to clinical supervision, she participates regularly in workshops, trainings, peer supervision, and self-directed learning. She is able to work with both Ontario and British Columbia residents who are 16+.
She is skilled at and informed by the following therapeutic modalities:
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Attachment Theory
- Narrative Therapy
- Internal Family Systems Therapy/Parts Work
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Education & Training
Julie Guterres (She/Her) holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Master of Social Work Degree from Toronto Metropolitan University. She also completed a three year training program in Relational Psychotherapy from the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP) which is the primary modality she uses to support both individuals and couples.
She is also trained in the following modalities:
- Internal Family Systems Therapy
- Relational Life Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy