Julie Estrella

Personal Contact Information:

Mobile Phone: (909) 583-3437

Email me: julie@carecounselors.net

Primary Office Location:  312 Brookside Ave, Redlands, CA, 92373

Julie Estrella, Ph.D.

Registered Associate

Marriage and Family Therapist

(AMFT 81273)


Supervised by Dr. Ian Chand, LMFT

(MFC 21263)



Ph.D. – Marital & Family Therapy

M.S. – Marital & Family Therapy

M.P.H. –  Global Health & Humanitarian


B.A.  – Spanish



Emotionally Focused Therapist

      (in process)

AAMFT Approved Supervisor


Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups


Gender: All


Ethnicity: All


Religious Orientation: All


Ages: All


Sexual Orientation: All



I Work With . . .

Attachment Issues

• Abandonment

• Family of Origin Issues

• Trust issues

Academic Concerns

Addictions & Compulsions

Adjusting to Life Transitions

• Parenthood

• Midlife Crisis or Transition

• Grief, Loss, & Bereavement


• Career Choice

• Strengths-based coaching

• Workplace Issues

Coping with Disability & Illness

Couples & Marriage

• Communication Problems

• Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

• Infidelity / Affair Recovery

• Pre-Marital Counseling

Difficult Emotions

• Anger

• Betrayal

• Emptiness

• Emotional Intelligence

• Emotional Overwhelm

• Fear

• Mood Swings / Disturbance

• Shame

Family Relationships

• Blended Family Issues

• Caregiver Issues / Stress

• Child /  Adolescent Issues

• Family Problems

• Multicultural Concerns

• Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Mental Illness

• Agoraphobia

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Bipolar

Men's Issues

Religious Issues

Spirituality & Forgiveness


• Body Image

• Creative Blocks

• Eating & Food Issues

• Identity Issues

• Life Purpose / Meaning

• Inner-Guidance

• Prejudice / Discrimination

• Self-Care

• Self-Confidence

• Self-Esteem

• Self-Harm

• Stress

• Suicidal Ideation & Behavior

• Values Clarification

Women’s Issues

Young Adult Issues



Who I Work  With

About Me . . .

Relationships can be difficult at any stage of life.  I have specialized training to support couples, families, and individuals to identify patterns that contribute to relationship challenges, to uncover strengths in building resilience, in order to help you create fulfilling relationships.  I typically see clients in our Redlands office:


312 Brookside Ave,

Redlands, CA, 92373




My Unique Qualifications . . .

My Values . . .

Marrying and having a child later in life, being tri-lingual (English, Spanish, French), and having done extensive personal work to heal my own family relationships has shaped my perspective.  Growing up in a family of mental health professionals, “one another’s wellbeing” was common table talk.  My mother, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and father, a pastor and counselor, influenced my commitment to providing holistic care, integrating mind, body, and soul.  I have lived internationally and worked with people from all walks of life, faith traditions, and across the economic spectrum.


I have ten years of experience working with individuals and families - six years in behavioral clinical settings; four years in local community engagement; six months in the global health arena; extensive work with addictions, anxiety, depression; and teaching health professionals how to integrate psychosocial issues and family members into the rehabilitation process.  I am in process to become a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist.  I maintain a commitment to using the most current, successful, evidenced-based approaches to psychotherapy.




To me, therapy is a sacred space dedicated to empowering you to achieve your goals and best life.  Creating a strength-based, therapeutic experience that integrates mind, body and soul is my focus.  Much as a child learns best experientially, you will have opportunities to “try on” new ways of being.  Spirituality can be part of our conversation, regardless of whether you identify as agnostic, atheist, or believer.


I love being a therapist and sincerely look forward to meeting you!



My Treatment Approach for Individuals

My Treatment Approach for

Couples & Families

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Families Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)



My Approach for Working with

Business Groups and Organizations

Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples and Families

Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Socio-Emotional Relational Therapy

Structural Family Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Play Therapy



Appreciative Inquiry (AI)

Please contact us at the following: (909) 890-4466 | office@carecounselors.net

www.care-counselors.org | 1881 Commercenter Drive East, Suite 232, San Bernardino, CA 92408



Please contact us at the following: (909) 890-4466 | office@carecounselors.net

www.care-counselors.org | 1881 Commercenter Drive East, Suite 232, San Bernardino, CA 92408