Julia Alperovich, MFT-I

About Julia Alperovich

It is my pleasure to bring a female perspective to the skilled and talented Drake team in providing high quality integrative care through individual, couples, family, and group therapy to treat sex addictions and the trauma of partners of sex addicts. I am a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (IMFT #71108) and have completed my Master's of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seton Hall University with a specialization in addiction treatment. I have extensive training in structural family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, I am trained and certified in several trauma-focused evidence-based therapeutic practices and have almost ten years of experience in various mental health settings. 

My most recent work has been focused on treating individuals, couples and families who struggle with trauma and addictions in community-based, outpatient, and inpatient programs. Areas of particular focus have included helping motivated clients, specifically women and members of the LGBTQ community recover from addictions and from the pain of a loved one's addiction. I am dedicated to helping people realize their potential and manifest the positive changes that will improve the quality of their lives. My approach is direct and strength-based, rooted within the frameworks of the theories of attachment and family systems, and my delivery is straightforward. 

Being a Jewish immigrant from the Soviet Union, and having lived in 5 different countries, I am very attuned to and respectful of cultural differences and lifestyle choices. I am multilingual and am experienced in providing therapy to clients in English, Spanish and Russian.  Other hats I have worn include operations director in Silicon Valley tech start-ups and paralegal in international corporate finance law in Manhattan before finding my heart's work in mental health on the West Coast. I have never been more fulfilled than I am now that I get to share my compassion for people who are in need of help breaking out of their dysfunctional patterns.