I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with highest distinction in 1995 and spent the first five years of my career teaching English and history. 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. And in 2002, I graduated from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Besides my own personal therapeutic work, my former role as teacher and current role as mom are two of my biggest influences when sitting with clients today.
True to my teaching roots, a desire to contantly learn and grow has been a central value that has shaped my work as a therapist. I completed an internship working with sexual abuse victims where I led groups and counseled individuals. I accrued over 3,000 hours of supervised clinical work in order to become a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. In addition, I have taken numerous trainings over the years, including completing 100 hours in a Clinical Theory and Practice course and participating in multiple classes offered by Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists in Seattle. After co-founding Mend, a low-fee clinic reaching underserved populations, I began working as a clinical supervisor. Since leaving Mend in 2014, I continue to enjoy the work of consulting and supervising new therapists.
Currently, I am President of Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. Lately, I've been doing a lot of reading and thinking about how our unique intersectionalities (the things that make you, you- from gender, race, religion, sexuality, culture) impact how we engage the world. In my spare time, I like to write, garden and bake.
I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults as well as family therapy. My fee for an individual 50min. session is $180, and my fee per family therapy session is $250 for 75min. I do long-term work with clients, which typically 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 can submit claims for most insurances; however, I am currently only paneled with Kaiser and First Choice. Most plans offer some type of out-of-network benefit. I can help you figure out the cost before you begin.
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 and equally take my commitment to you very seriously.
I have been supervising and training new therapists 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. I also understand the needs of being a new therapist.
My approach is to help you step into the therapist that is uniquely you. I will help you think through the transferences and countertransferences in the room and how to use it for the benefit of you and your clients. In our work, I will help you grow your own therapeutic mind as well as address the 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. As I like to say, “If you work with me, you will become more comfortable with you, your strengths and your vulnerabilities!” 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 $180 for a 50 min session. I am available and responsive to your 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.