Julia Massay-Donato

  • New York
  • Information updated 4 weeks ago

About Julia Massay-Donato's service

Julia Donato is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York State with almost 6 years of experience in various settings. She has worked in residential facilities, private practice offices, schools, the community, and clients’ homes. Julia specializes in working with family systems and has extensive knowledge of intimate relationships. Her expertise lies in working with children, teenagers, and their families. Additionally, she has received training and education on parenting, including the difficulties, emotions involved, and helpful skills and techniques. Julia has worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, self-motivation, and relationship concerns. She incorporates two main theories of therapy, Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Theory, into her practice. By understanding clients’ family and friend supports through Attachment Theory, she gains insight into their upbringing and the important people in their lives. Julia also utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Theory, which are easy to learn and can be practiced at home to build healthier patterns. She believes that all the different systems in clients’ lives impact each other and places a strong emphasis on client-led treatment. Julia sees herself as a guide, helping clients explore potential pathway options, while clients lead their own journeys in treatment. Building a strong relationship with each client

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Communication Problems
  • Eating and Food-Related Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Impulsivity
  • Isolation / Loneliness
  • Post-traumatic Stress

Therapeutic approaches

  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English

Julia Massay-Donato is serving from:

New York

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Years in practice

6 years

NPI number


License Details

NY LMFT 001425

License: LMFT

New York

License number: 1425

Expires at 2025-12-31

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