Attitude, not Aptitude, Determines your Altitude
HEALTH BEHAVIOR THERAPIST
With nearly 20 years in the health and wellness field, Julian Varela understands that happiness is comprised of many components including a healthy emotional state, relationships, social support, our ability to find meaning and purpose, assertive communication and how we care for ourselves physically. Integrating years of expertise in Exercise Physiology and Health Behavior Change with Clinical Psychology & Marriage & Family Therapy, Julian's therapeutic approach is existential and solution focused with the ultimate goal of improving performance in sport, career & life while simultaneously reducing feelings of anxiety & depression to build a meaningful and healthier self. Alongside Dr. Yelena Lapidus, M.D., client's have the unique experience of true integrated medical and behavioral health.
Specialities include counseling for depression, anxiety, stress management, relationships, communication, sports & exercise psychology, weight-management, health behavior, obesity, career/academic counseling & corporate & employee wellness.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
WHAT IS HEALTH BEHAVIOR COUNSELING?
Improve Health, Win at Life
Health Behavior encompasses our understanding of our personal health habits such as consistent exercise and sound nutrition in addition to the ability to remain consistent and dedicated in order to improve ones health. The foundation of Health Behavior lies in first creating healthy habits while exploring how depression, anxiety or relational issues are potentially inhibiting you from reaching optimal health, performance or overall well-being.
Happiness Starts with You
An integrated mental and health behavior specialist committed to helping you create your best self.
I was first drawn to health and wellness shortly after my mother died...she was only 40 years old. Needless to say, and at 19 years old, the loss took its toll on both my mental and physical wellness. Fortunately, mentors throughout my academic career fostered my interest in health behavior by teaching me that true happiness, performance and well-being takes a multi-faceted approach, and a lot of support. Now, as a Marriage & Family Therapist, specializing in health behavior, performance and overall well-being, my goal is to assist you in developing the skillset needed to live your best and healthiest life while providing you with the support you deserve along the way.