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Julia Ahumada

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Julia Ahumada

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Julia Ahumada

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Client Focus

  • Adolescents 13-17
  • Adults 18-64
  • Children 6-12
  • Family

Payment options

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance accepted

Aetna Insurance
Anthem BCBS Insurance
Tricare East Insurance
Optum Health Insurance
Cigna Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance


Julia Ahumada

About Me

Hi there. I am so glad you are here. My name is Julia Ahumada and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Virginia. My passion is helping people overcome challenges and empower them to lead the live they want to lead! The foundation of my therapeutic practice is to operate from a strengths-based and collaborative approach. One of the first things I do is create a strong therapeutic alliance with all of my clients. Through providing the client unconditional positive regard and a non-judgmental space the client feels safe to begin a journey of self-discovery by exploring their strengths, challenges and areas for growth. My therapeutic approach is eclectic. I incorporate various evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), client-centered therapy, strength-based therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness into each session, I tailor my sessions to meet the unique needs of each client. My hope is that each client gains insight, builds resilience and has in increased sense of well-being in our time together. I am looking forward to beginning this journey with you. A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step - Rumi Julia Ahumada, LSW, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, is under the clinical supervision of Cynthia T. Sherman, LCSW, while obtaining supervised post-master’s degree experience per the laws and regulations governing the practice of Social Work.


One of my clients was experiencing severe anxiety which led to school refusal. By challenging the client's irrational thoughts, the client was able to realize how his thoughts were affecting his emotions and behavior. This was an eye-opening experience for the client. Ultimately, the client was able to move forward and manage his anxiety. The client now attends school on a regular basis.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic. I do not believe in one size fits all therapy. I meet the client where they are. Each session will be tailored to the client goals. Our sessions will be relaxing and insightful. I also like to incorporate mindfulness into sessions.

In our first session, you will be welcomed warmly, treated respectfully and provided with a safe space to be. This session will be all about building rapport and hearing about what brought you to therapy. In addition, it is a time for gathering information, answering questions and outlining the therapeutic process to you.

My passion is helping others navigate challenges, find meaning from their past experiences, and grow to be the best version of themselves. I find joy in seeing others thrive!


    What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

    The client will walk away from sessions feeling heard, valued and validated. It will be a safe space for the client to voice their concerns. It is a judgment free zone.

    What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

    I utilize evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy.

    Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

    I am a compassionate person who believes that every individual has strengths which they can utilize during challenges. I truly believe each individual is the expert in his/her story. I collaborate with the client to determine treatment goals. Furthermore, I walk alongside the client on their journey to healing and personal growth.  


  • Academic
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Career
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Custody
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Foster Care
  • Health
  • Life Adjustments
  • Life Coaching
  • Medical
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic
  • Peak Performance
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Trauma (PTSD)

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