Meet Jul

Trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ competent.
Capable of treating depression, anxiety, and life transitions.

Jul Gorman, LCSW

  • Trainings: World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Global Education Institute – In Progress; Connecticut Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor – In Progress.

  • Pronouns: They/She

  • Languages: English 

  • Email: (intake).

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I work hard to meet my clients where they’re at, recognizing that our existence doesn’t happen in a vacuum – our identities have an impact on the way we move through the world and the supports and resources we have access to while we do so. My approach to therapy is made up of a combination of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused techniques, and harm reduction, but I am always learning and growing along with the needs of my clients. Using this approach I aim to empower all of my clients, especially those from marginalized communities, to navigate their specific life experiences, heal from trauma, and cultivate courage, all while validating the significance of their identities and experiences. My clients are the experts of their own experience, and my goal is to ensure that every client feels seen, heard, and valued in our therapeutic journey. I am deeply passionate about making therapy accessible to everyone, irrespective of their socioeconomic status, as I firmly believe that mental health support should be a fundamental right, not a privilege.

My therapeutic framework is rooted in anti-racist, LGBTQAI-affirming, sex work-honoring values. I am committed to inclusivity, growth, and healing in a compassionate and non-judgmental space for all of my clients.

Jul's focus areas:

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence | As a nonbinary AuDHD human, many of my own experiences have informed the way I work with clients. I am a practitioner who takes pride in making gender-affirming care accessible and affordable for as many people as possible. With such a large number of LGBTQAI+ people also discovering their neurodivergence differently than their cisgender and heterosexual peers, I find it important to explore the intersections of these identities and their impacts on our feelings of belonging in the world. I also have several years of experience with screening adult clients for ADHD and diagnosing when appropriate.

College Students | Going to college can be both a wonderful and stressful time, and students’ experiences during this transition can often impact their mental and physical health as well as their ability to be successful. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for over a decade in higher education providing mental and behavioral health support for both traditional and non-traditional college students and helping them achieve balance between academic and personal growth in their collegiate journey. I love working with this population and am happy to help you work toward being the best learner you can be!

Addiction and Recovery | I approach addiction and self-harm through a harm reduction lens, prioritizing the need for safety above all else. Abstinence-based models are not suitable for everyone, and those struggling with addiction should be met with empathy and without judgment. I help clients to set realistic goals and make informed decisions about their health while helping them reduce the negative consequences of substance use.

Jul's Ideal Client

My ideal client is someone who trusts enough in me and in the process to be honest with me about what they need while also being willing to learn together in a therapeutic relationship. I don’t need you to perform someone you aren’t – I need you to be real, show up, and do the work with me.

What kind of therapy does Jul provide?

  • Individual therapy for those who are 13 to 17

  • Individual therapy for those who are 18 and older

Jul's practice locations Jul is currently only providing tele-health appointments in the state of Connecticut. You can conveniently work with them from anywhere in the state.

Who is Jul in-network with?

Jul accepts private pay and the following insurance plans, please reach out for up to date information! 

  • Aetna 

  • Cigna 

  • Husky

  • Magellan/Yale

  • United/Optum/UMR

Jul's qualifications

I began my first career in higher education supporting students with behavioral and mental health concerns that might otherwise keep them from persisting in college. It was during this work that I began spending a lot of my time learning about addiction and harm reduction, and I eventually went back to school for my MSW with a focus in substance misuse and mental health. Since then, I have been working as a mobile crisis clinician and now a clinical supervisor, providing support to people who are experiencing mental health and behavioral crises with the goal of minimizing police interaction and forced hospitalization while advocating for their ability to make decisions and increasing their sense of agency. I use all of this experience to provide the most client-centered care I can, and am currently working to complete both my Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) licensure and my World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Global Education Institute certification.


  • State of Connecticut | Licensed Clinical Social Worker number 13435


  • 2026 – Wilmington University – Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science

  • 2022 – Ohio State University – Master of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Misuse

  • 2015 – SUNY University at Buffalo – Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Jul's personal information

I live in Connecticut with my two pups Sage and Bismuth and surrounded by stacks of books that I’ll never have time to finish. When I’m not working with a client or writing papers for class in a local coffee shop, I am can often be found browsing at a bookstore, rocking out at a concert, or traveling.

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