About Julia Krump, LCSW

I help people recover from people-pleasing, perfectionism, and other ways of coping with that uneasy feeling of insecurity in relationships. I know how it feels – I’ve been there too. And I learned the hard way how to heal myself, and then I came to believe that the hard way was the best way, so I’m hoping to help you learn to heal yourself too!

Working with me, you’ll learn to set and keep boundaries, learn to say no, learn to politely inform others how to interact with you in ways that are safe for you. You’ll grow your capacity to radically love and support yourself as you move through your own healing process. You’ll understand patterns of trauma and coping mechanisms that have developed. Here’s a hint: all people-pleasing and perfectionism is rooted in some form of trauma. You’ll identify yours, and how it led to needing to please others perfectly.

I know how it feels to feel like you’re holding up the sky and that you must earn your place in someone’s life. And I know how it feels to learn how to let go and say, “no more” and go about creating the life you want, not the one you felt you had to do.

The life I want now includes living in my most favorite place in the world: the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I love a good craft beer. I’m an outdoor enthusiast (though my knees would disagree), I love my dog, Belle and have found a trusting and safe love in a partner who supports me as I continue to heal. I continue to learn to step away from expectations and forge my own path – the one that supports my own needs and allows me to care for others in a healthy way.

In my downtime, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, crafting little zombie felties, walking Belle, or exploring what Fort Collins has to offer in Old Town.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (2005); Master of Social Work (2017)
Licenses: Michigan (LMSW), Tennessee (LCSW), Colorado (LCSW) 
Trainings: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM); Mindfulness Meditation, Self-Compassion, Internal Family Systems Introductory course. 

My Mission

I’m not here to fix you because you are not broken.

I am here to connect you back to yourself and build self-compassion for your healing.

I will walk with you as you explore and discover your own capacity to give yourself your deepest heart’s desire. I’ll help you find your agency and trust in your own inner healing wisdom to help you find the pathway that is truly yours.

My work is informed by your deepest intention for yourself and together, we’ll explore what that is. What do you want most for yourself? What would your life look like if you had that?

We’ll explore what is getting in the way of living your best life. We’ll build more access to your own thoughts and feelings, and more capacity to hold what hurts and give yourself compassion and grace.

I utilize an approach called NARM, which gets underneath the symptoms of people-pleasing, perfectionism, and burnout to see what’s driving them. Together, we’ll explore how you can best heal these painful behaviors in yourself and give yourself the love and acceptance you’re seeking from others.

I am here for you.

My approach is one of curiosity and gentle questioning. I would be honored to walk beside you as you begin to ask yourself who you are now, and where you’re going next. Let’s get curious together about your one unique and beautiful life, and see what is standing in the way of moving forward. Together, we can begin to break down shame, fear, pain, and guilt, and start to embrace and support who you really are with compassion. I trust you, and I want to show you that you can, too. 

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