Julie Samuels-Metheany is a psychotherapist who has worked and lived in the Santa Ynez Valley for 20+ years. Julie has worked with a broad spectrum of clients, families and couples and has specialized in Eating Disorders, Compulsive and Addictive Eating and clients who are on the Weight Gain/Diet Cycle. She started her career as a Dietician and quickly realized that most people with food issues had some sort of Pyschological Dis-ordered eating pattern. Julie was inspired to get additional training in counseling and received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Through Somatic therapy, education and interactive experiential practices that help clients decrease the amount of trauma that is keeping their nervous systems hijacked people begin to feel less reactive and thus more in control of themselves, their thoughts and eventually of their lives. Helping clients to move into feeling more powerful, to reconnect to their inner strength and to make changes to feel fully alive is Julie's priority when working her clients.