I have been working as a psychotherapist in Seattle since graduating from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2002. Prior to my work as a therapist, I was a middle school English and history teacher in North Carolina. I loved the unique opportunity that teaching provided to interact with students and their families. My increasing desire to help people at an emotional level drew me to change careers. Besides my own personal work, my former role as teacher and current role as mom are two of my biggest influences as I sit with clients today.
True to my teaching roots, learning and growing as a therapist has been a central value. Since graduating, I have taken numerous trainings over the years, most recently study groups and classes offered by Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists in Seattle. Since 2009, I have been working as a certified clinical supervisor, spending five years supervising interns at Seattle Therapy Alliance, a low-fee counseling agency for women which I co-founded.
In the last several years, I have been crafting my writing voice and have enjoyed presenting papers at APA Division 39, IFPE, and locally with the Northwest Alliance.
Real change is possible, and the therapeutic relationship is a unique avenue that can create the kind difference you have been wanting in your life. My approach is grounded in neurological and psychological research that supports the brain’s ability to flex and grow over a lifetime. I’m interested in who you are and helping you become your most true self in the world. Psychotherapy with me will provide an opportunity to go deeper into the unconscious parts of you that inform what you do, say and feel. You will safely be able to explore your past and present along with the many complex thoughts and feelings you have without judgment.
While our primary tool is language, research shows the body and mind are connected. In our work, we will pay close attention to both. Sometimes additional interventions through medication and additional medical care are needed. I will help you navigate the path. Therapy not only will help you become a more secure you, it will also help you become a healthier you.
With the right therapist, I deeply believe psychotherapy can make the kind of difference that positively contributes to all areas of your life.
I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. My fee is $140 per 50 min session and $200 per 75 min family session. I do long-term work with clients, which requires a commitment of at least 1 session per week. Some people find multiple sessions a week to be very helpful, and I may recommend it depending on the nature of your problem or your own desire for more frequent contact. I currently am in-network with Premera Blue Cross, Anthem, Kaiser HMO and Kaiser PPO. You may be able to use your out-of-network benefits if you have different insurance.
Frequent and consistent treatment produces faster and longer-lasting results. Having done years of my own work as a client, I understand the financial and personal commitment involved. I equally take my commitment to you very seriously.
I have been supervising and training graduate students and recent graduates since 2009. I find this work to be very rewarding. As a former teacher, I love to learn and to pass my learning down to others. Supervising therapists that are working toward licensure has been one avenue for me to be both teacher and student.
My approach is to help you step into the therapist that is uniquely you. By guiding you through the transference and countertransference in the room and aiding you in how use it for the benefit of you and your clients, you will grow your therapeutic mind. I will help you address practical issues like creating and holding the frame. I believe good supervision should strengthen and refine your voice as a therapist, and ultimately, it should help you feel more confident in the chair. If you work with me, you will become more comfortable with your strengths and your vulnerabilities. As a veteran therapist, I understand what it takes for clients to achieve change, and I will work alongside you to make sure that happens. Also, I will share articles and material that I think is relevant to your work.
My fee is $140 for a 50 min session. I am available and responsive to your supervision needs outside of our meeting times as well.
Julie S. Cake
9730 3rd Ave NE, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98115
Turn right on 1st Ave NE; Turn left on NE 100th St, and then take a right on 4th Ave NE to enter the parking lot side of the building. It is the third building on your right, called North Seattle Professional Center. You can park wherever you want in that lot. I'm downstairs at the end of the hall on your right. Parking on the 3rd Ave NE side is street parking, and you enter on the 1st floor where my office is the first on the left.
Stay left on exit ramp, which will loop around, ending at Northgate Way. Turn right onto Northgate Way; go under overpass and turn right on 1st Ave NE; Turn left on NE 100th St, and then take a right on 4th Ave NE to enter the parking lot side of the building. North Seattle Professional Building is the third building on your right. You can park wherever you want in that lot. I'm downstairs at the end of the hall on your right. Parking on the 3rd Ave NE side is street parking, and you enter on the 1st floor where my office is the first on the left.