Julian Finnegan, MS, LMFTA
Julian Finnegan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Tolland, Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate work in Psychology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) with a minor in Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling. She worked as a clinical coordinator and case manager at a sober housing facility before returning to CCSU to earn her master’s degree, with a specialization in school-based family therapy. She has acquired clinical training and experience in a variety of settings such as community agencies, school-based mental health clinics and hospitals.
Julian has expertise in the treatment of all forms of OCD and related disorders using exposure and response prevention (ERP). She has also received specialized education in the areas of psychodrama, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD and insomnia, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, sex therapy and various topics surrounding culture and gender. She is a systems thinker by nature and training.
She is experienced working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Julian facilitates groups focused on relapse prevention, mindfulness, healthy relationships, DBT, and CBT for depression and anxiety. She completed a year-long clinical internship at the Veteran’s Health Administration in their Marriage and Family Training Program.
Julian has a warm and nurturing presence that creates a therapeutic atmosphere of safety and non-judgement. She joins with the individual’s internal world and collaboratively creates therapeutic goals that align with each individual person. Julian views symptoms as a product of both internal experience and external relationships. She seeks to remove constraints that create symptoms and inhibit wellbeing at every level of the system. She has a deeply rooted passion for helping individuals define and live out the life they desire. She approaches therapy with an open mind and heart for everyone she encounters.