8920 Bradmoor Dr
Bethesda, Md 20817
Phone: (301) 518-7077
Fax: (301) 896-0678
Julia Kirvan, LCSW-C, is a clinical social worker who has worked in the Washington, D.C area for over twenty years helping individuals, couples and adolescents. She maintains a private clinical practice in Bethesda, MD where she helps her clients address a range of issues, including, concerns around anxiety, depression, communication, infidelity, intimacy, parenting concerns and life transitions. A good portion of her practice is dedicated to helping families through the challenges of separation and divorce. Here she may work as a collaborative divorce coach, child specialist or divorce consultant. She strives to help clients minimize the negative impacts of conflict and promote a healthy transition to the post divorce family.
As a divorce coach, she assists clients in bringing their best selves forward to make agreements that will serve the needs of themselves as well as the entire family. During these difficult times, she helps clients manage complex emotions, identify needs and goals and communicate in a clear and productive manner. In addition, she helps clients develop a durable parenting plan that best suits the needs of the children and family as a whole. This is done in a supportive fashion that promotes open communication and transparency by both parties.
As a child specialist, she serves as “the voice of the child” in the collaborative process. She meets individually and sometimes together with the child(ren) in the family. Here she gains the perspective of each child in the family while also providing a safe place for children to express themselves, their concerns and any questions they may have. She works collaboratively with the other team members to help make recommendations and advocate on the children’s behalf. In this way, the children’s voice is heard and represented.
She graduated from the American University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in communication. She received her Master’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America.
To learn more about Julia and her work with families, please feel free to visit her website at: juliakirvan.com or call her to discuss your particular questions, situation and needs in more detail.