Julie Stolker

Julie Stolker LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor

Julie graduated from Clark University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She worked in the field in many different settings including inpatient psychiatry, substance use treatment and foster care before continuing on to complete her masters. Julie completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University.

Julie’s experience in her undergraduate studies had a strong psychoanalytic focus but she chooses to incorporate many different theoretical orientations into her practice such as humanistic, existential and Adlerian. Julie also likes to incorporate evidence-based mindfulness practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical therapy. She has recently been studying sound bath and sound therapy to incorporate into her practice. Julie will often utilize art or music in sessions as well.

Julie's Presentations


Sound Bathing as Trauma-Informed Care

For centuries, numerous cultures have used sound for many different purposes. These uses include in prayer, in celebration, in times of mourning, for entertainment and in many other aspects of day-to-day life. Recently, scientists have started to research the effects of sound on physical and mental health, and studies are starting to show positive benefits to using Sound in treatment for people with anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance dependence and more. Sound Bath and Sound Therapy are growing in popularity in the mental health field.

Sound Bathing is a deeply relaxing, meditative experience which can take participants on a journey of deep relaxation, healing and self discovery. Vibrations and sounds produced by singing bowls, tuning forks and other instruments can “tune” the body, mind and spirit back into alignment by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Research has shown stress to be toxic to the human body, producing negative effects on our physical and mental health. Sound Bath can help the body achieve a state of relaxation which will allow it to heal.

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