**I am offering all services via telehealth (video) as we navigate this health crisis. Please reach out -- I am here to support you!**
Individual Psychotherapy (55 minute session)
Individual psychotherapy sessions offer a focused time to explore areas where you feel especially stuck. Some clients will come to session with specific things they want to discuss. Other times, clients will lean on me to guide the session and assist in the self-exploration process. Both experiences are welcome. It is important you get your needs met. Individual sessions can be weekly or bi-weekly and combined with group psychotherapy. Please contact me to request additional information or schedule an appointment.
Group Psychotherapy (1.5 hour sessions)
Process groups meet weekly to talk about ongoing personal road blocks, share progress toward goals, and develop new ways to relate to others. Groups are facilitated with a mental health focus. I encourage people to make a commitment to attending consistently in order for members to gain trust and familiarity. Some clients will attend both individual and group psychotherapy weekly. Group size is generally 6 --10 members. Currently offering process groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 -- 7:30pm as well as groups specifically for Pilots on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 -- 11:30am.
Chemical Health Assessment (90 minute session)
Chemical health assessments are often required/recommended by courts, lawyers, family members or employers. The purpose of an assessment is to explore chemical use amounts, frequency, related consequences (emotional, relational, vocational, etc.) and motivation for chemical use. After meeting, I will provide you with my evaluation findings and recommendation. The assessment report is confidential and you can decide if you want to give it to outside parties. I believe my job is to advocate for your needs.
Life Areas to Explore
Grief and loss
Family of origin
Life transitions and adjustment
If you need to cancel or reschedule an individual or group session, I request that you notify me (via phone/text) at least 48 hours in advance. Missed appointments and cancellations with less than 48 hours will be charged the full session fee.
Sliding Scale Available
I offer a reduced rate for clients with low income or significant financial hardship. Please contact me for more information.
$160 - Individual Psychotherapy Session (55 minutes)
$60 - Group Psychotherapy Session (1.5 hours)
$320 - Chemical Health/Mental Health Assessment
(90 minute session)
*Sliding scale fee is available. See below.
I do not accept medical insurance directly. Each session is fee for service, meaning payment is collected at the end of each therapy session. Many clients utilize their flexible spending dollars, health savings account or medical savings account to pay for services. Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and Venmo are accepted.
I believe keeping insurance companies out of the therapy process allows sessions to be less prescribed and more effective. Insurance companies require clinicians to focus on diagnosis, treatment plans and proving positive outcomes. I do not want to focus on building a case for why you need care. Your progress in therapy should be organic, personal, and completely confidential. This is why I have opted to leave insurance companies out of our work.
Julia Murtha, MA, LADC, LPCC-t
Addiction/Mental Health Therapist
I have been a therapist in the addiction field since 2007 and I have a passion for empowering clients to find their way toward a life worth living. I have worked in a wide array of treatment programs in Minnesota—extended care inpatient, traditional 30-day inpatient, high intensity outpatient, aftercare and education based DWI programs.
One thing I have noticed while working in various levels of care is there is a gap in services upon completion of treatment. We lack long-term aftercare options that allow people to continue to explore significant mental health issues. I want to provide addiction informed mental health therapy that welcomes people at all stages of recovery. Whether you are thinking about cutting back, returning to recovery after relapse, needing continued support after treatment, or finding yourself wanting more from your sustained sobriety—I welcome you.
Clients tell me that I am genuine and non-judgmental. They feel safe talking about things that they have been avoiding for years. Many of my clients say the process of self-discovery is less scary than they thought and they wished they would not have waited this long to make a change.
I promise to be fully present and encourage you to trust the process of change, explore your inner strengths and notice the the things you fear most. And when you don't feel confident in staying with the process, I will be sure to reflect back what makes you important in this world. Take a deep breath. You have what it takes. I look forward to meeting you!
Feel free to reach out to see if Planting Seeds Recovery is a good fit.
I am happy to provide other resources or referrals as needed.
Planting Seeds Recovery is located in Richfield off of Hwy 77 and the 66th Street exit. The office is on the 3rd floor of a three story handicap accessible building.
6636 Cedar Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
*Will return calls within 24 hours
Planting Seeds Recovery
"Nurturing Growth, Cultivating Change"
The shame of not being in control of your life can feel so isolating and anxiety provoking. And the thought of talking about it with someone else can feel paralyzing at times. How did I get here? Why can't I fix this on my own? Why do I keep going back? What is wrong with me? Do I have a drinking problem? Why can't I sleep? Do I need to quit or can I just cut back? Why is my relationship so difficult? Why can't I follow through on my promises to myself? These nagging thoughts could go on and on.
Sitting in a room with someone who understands the complex nature of chemical use can be incredibly comforting. Laughing at the crazy things that have happened, sitting with the sadness around your losses, and working toward a place of hope can be life changing.
Call or text 612-758-0893 for a free consultation.