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Julia Alford, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Hi, I’m Julia. I work with individuals and couples that have the desire to feel more confident and joyful in their relationships, but need some support in getting there.
Guided by my extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy-a heavily researched model of therapy based on attachment science and considered to be the gold standard of couples therapy, I work with my clients to get beneath the surface and to the core of the challenges they face. 
By learning what function their behaviors may serve and the patterns that exist in their relationships, the therapy room becomes a space to experience and practice healthier and more effective ways of relating. This begins to translate to outside of session and facilitates meaningful transformation towards the life and the relationships we all long for and deserve.


M.A., Marital and Family Therapy, University of San DiegoB.A., Business Marketing, University of San Diego


Connection Counseling SF - Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistLyra Clinical - Blended Care TherapistThe Place Within - Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Rady Children's Hospital - Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Credentials & Affiliations

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#108114)ICEEFT MemberCalifornia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists MemberSF CAMFT MemberChristian Counseling Centers Affiliate Member


Emotionally Focused Therapy The Developmental Model of Couples TherapyEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Prepare & Enrich Certified Facilitator