Identify > Resolve > Thrive

Dr. Galvin and her colleagues bring a wealth of experience to bear for all age groups—children, teens, young adults, older adults. From education to career, individuals to relationships, see our About Us page for more about her team of practitioners.

Dr. Galvin has more than 25 years of experience in psychology and education providing support for children, teens, and adults in every phase of life. Even “good” change can bring on stress. Together, let’s identify the core issues, dig into ways to resolve them, and set you on a path to thrive in your world.

  • Psychotherapist

  • Neuropsychological Consultant

  • Advocate

  • Life Coach

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Change got you down?

  • Do you feel stuck and yearn to change, but are stalled at the starting blocks?

  • Are you drowning in unplanned change, and feeling numbing stress?

Change—and really, your whole life—is a journey, not a destination. Together, we’ll identify and prioritize what you want to achieve, and set you up with tools and methods to take on and take charge of that journey. You’ll be better equipped to learn, expand your horizons, and capitalize on the process as you move through it.

What’s your big change challenge?

Personal

  • Relationships — couples issues, including marriage, divorce, dating, & relationship transitions

  • Children — children’s learning & development, behavior, peer relationships, sibling rivalry

  • Parents — co-parenting, disconnect, disagreements, balancing career & family

  • A recent move

  • Peer rejection

  • Loss of a family member

  • Health issues

  • Managing anxiety, sadness, stress, attention and focus

  • Setting and accomplishing goals

  • Living life with intention

  • Life transitions

Educational

  • Understanding your child's learning strengths & challenges

  • Navigating the educational system

  • Neuropsychological evaluations

  • Is your child eligible for accommodations in school?

  • ADHD - assessment, diagnosis, & intervention

  • Transitioning from/to public/private school

  • Preparing for life beyond high school

  • Feeling rudderless in college

  • Helping your child to become a more independent learner

  • Obtaining testing accommodations, such as extra-time, on your ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Medical Board Exams, Bar Exam

Work

  • New job

  • Career change

  • Left an old job because it just didn’t work out

  • Quit a job due to parenting needs

  • Unfulfilled in current job

  • Discord with coworkers

  • Work/life balance

  • Retirement

Why consider Galvin Growth Group?

Dr. Julie assessingteenage girl

From assessment comes clarity and direction

First, we need to know where you are. To help accomplish that, we can employ just the right assessment tools and design an evaluation plan tailored to your specific needs and questions

  • You will be able to get your questions answered regarding:

  • Your unique learning strengths and weaknesses

  • Your IQ

  • Your academic skills including reading, math, and written language & more specifically, in what areas are you strong and in what areas do you need remediation and support?

  • We can determine your personality profile. In other words: what makes you tick?

  • We can evaluate just how anxious or depressed you are

  • We can learn whether you have ADHD, executive functioning challenges, a learning disability, or something else

  • We can define why some things are easy for you and other things more challenging

  • We will identify your strengths and determine how to build on them

  • We can determine how a medical condition, head injury, or accident may have impacted your functioning & help you get the support you neeed

Experience, empowerment, and compassion

Having worked with thousands of clients—from infants through the elderly—whose challenges range from short-term milder adjustment issues to life-long disabling challenges, we can identify your underlying issues.

The goal is to help you to feel empowered, through compassionate, warm, caring interaction and process.

Our practice is founded in a growth mindset, that one’s talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good guidance and learning, as well as persistence.

Julie Galvin

How we’ll work to achieve your goals

We all face adversity and challenges throughout our lives. You have the power to choose how you react and overcome them. Together, we’ll uncover your truth and arrive at the most powerful ways for you to meet those challenges.

Our licensed therapists treat patients with conditions relating to children, adolescents, adults, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD & executive functioning, alcohol and substance abuse. We do neuropsychological evaluations as well. Child therapy includes K-12 education, and helping children thrive—both in school and in their personal lives. Adult therapy includes working with individuals, couples, and adults with addiction issues. We use an integrative approach that employs:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which helps you accept the difficulties that come with life

  • Client-Centered Therapy, which allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions

  • Behavioral Approaches

  • Motivational Interviewing, which helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior.

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