About Us

Our Mission

The Therapy Stop started in the fall of 2014 with a mission to remove the barriers and stigma associated with mental health and to make exceptional mental health counseling services accessible to everyone by offering office based services. Counseling is individualized for each child, adult or family and incorporates solution and strengths based practices to help each client reach there full potential.

Julia Mitchell BSW, MSW, LCSW-C

Julia Mitchell BSW, MSW, LCSW-C, obtained her undergraduate degree from St Joseph's College, Hartford, CT and her Masters degree from Fordham University, NY. Julia has a wealth of experience working in therapeutic foster care, school based services, prison system and community based health. In 2013 the Harford County Local Management Board (MD) awarded her the "Champions for Children and Youth" award for her outstanding service to children and youth in the community. Julia was also a contributor to the book "Play Therapy With Vulnerable Populations, No Child Forgotten" published in 2015. Julia uses multiple modalities which include Trauma Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), play therapy, solution-focused and strengths based perspectives and tailors her work to the needs of each individual client. Julia uses the theory of Maslow's hierarchy of needs to help motivate clients and empower them to create change often against extenuating circumstances.