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Julia Brochstein LMFT


Eating Disorder Therapist

Julia Brochstein LMFT
United States

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Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Anorexia
- Bulimia
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Trauma
- Treatment Trauma
- Adolescents
- Neurodiverse People
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Attachment Lens
- Client-centered approach
- trauma-informed
- dialectical behavioral therapy
- mindfulness-based therapy
Age Groups Served:
- Children (birth through 12 years)
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Older Adults (65+ years old)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- perfectionists
- people pleasers
- people with trauma
- neurodiverse people
- transgender and nonbinary folks
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

I work with clients from a trauma-informed, relational framework. I approach the therapeutic relationship from a lens of curiosity rather than expertise, and make every effort to build a foundation of trust and safety as a catalyst for change. In some ways, the safety found in our relationship can be a positive change in itself. I approach mental healthcare from the belief that all people are capable of change, and together we can uncover your internal resources to soothe yourself through distress.

With this in mind, It feels natural to incorporate the Health at Every Size® framework into my philosophy of care. You are the expert of your body and your lived experience in this body. As your therapist, I am curious to learn about you from your unique perspective.

I accept and hold space for clients regardless of bodily attributes, and unconditionally respect people and their bodies. I see Health at Every Size® as a reclamation of health care, both a liberation from and rebellion against the current weight-centric medical model. Weight and size are not predictors of health, and this belief causes real harm to patients. As a clinician, I see mental and physical health as equally important components of overall health. The two go hand in hand to paint a holistic picture of your current symptoms, and together we can work toward greater life satisfaction.

About Me & My Practice

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Eating Disorder specialist in Northern California. While a large portion of my patients struggle in relationship with food and body, I also treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders.

Working in mental healthcare from a Health At Every Size® lens is deeply personal for me, and tied to my own story of healing and recovery. I try to channel all of my emotional discomfort- all my anger, frustration, and resentments- toward fighting weight bias in the medical community and our society at-large. When I first learned about Health at Every Size®, it felt like I was finally seeing clearly in a hazy world of wellness fads, diets and quick-fixes. The issue is not your body, it is the narrative being pushed about your body. Your body, and all bodies, are inherently neutral. I have always been passionate about helping teens and young adults find motivation to thrive in a culture full of triggers, and I heavily incorporate the Health at Every Size® principles into this work.

I have been practicing therapist from a Health at Every Size® lens for the past 5 years, 3 of which were at higher levels of care within the Eating Disorder treatment community. I am trained in DBT, TF-CBT, and Mindfulness practices. I love working with teens, young adults, and parents of younger children to explore their relationship with food and body, and how that impacts their overall health.

Accessibility Considerations

In my office I have weight-inclusive furniture without the constriction of armrests, and ample space for larger bodied persons and their family members to attend treatment. My couch is rated for a maximum capacity of 1,000 lbs, and my accent chairs have a capacity of 300 lbs. I never weigh patients, nor do I take vital signs. My office is on the second floor of a building in a business park; there is a staircase and an elevator if needed. I do not claim to know the experiences of marginalized people, including gender-diverse, fat or superfat+ folx. In my office waiting room, which I share with other providers, there may sometimes be gossip magazines with fatphobic, shaming, or otherizing headlines on the cover.

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