• Julia Furness, MS, Psychotherapist

    Julia Furness, MS, Psychotherapist


    Location Buffalo

    Starting therapy can be difficult, and not only that, stressful, because you are sharing personal things with someone you have never met. There may be some feelings of anxiousness, nervousness, and discomfort which are completely understandable. Everyone’s story is special and unique and I admire that, that is why I like to make your therapy process comfortable, safe, and leaving you feeling heard and not alone. What I bring to the therapeutic relationship is openness, empathy, compassion, and a non-judgmental presence. My approach to therapy is using past experience, education, sense of humor, and collaboration to help build upon strengths. Through collaboration I feel this allows the client to be the expert in their journey which gives them the capabilities of growing strongly both personally and interpersonally. While working under the family systems based approaches, modalities for treatment may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused therapy, Strategic Therapy, Emotions Focused therapy, play therapy, and strengths based interventions.

    Julia works with children (ages 5 and up), adolescents, adults, and older adults with varying life experiences. Outside of individual therapy, Julia also does couples/marriage therapy, pre-marital therapy, family therapy, grief therapy, DBT groups (Adult Women and Adolescent), and Telehealth. She has worked with a wide range of mental health concerns including Addiction, Alcohol Use Disorder, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Body Dysmorphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Eating Disorders, Conduct Disorders, family and relationship concerns, Suicidal Ideation, self-image/esteem concerns, and couples’ conflicts.

    Julia has earned a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Julia’s professional affiliations are with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and Minnesota Association for Marriage Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT).