Julia Boyd, LMHC

A Note from Dr. Laura Wallace:

Welcome to Twin Lakes Counseling!
I'm so glad you are here.

I have been practicing marriage and family therapy for almost a decade and am truly passionate about the work I do. I have gathered a team of the best therapists around, and if you'll let us, we would love to explore how to use our expertise and your experience to make lasting and powerful change.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing where our work together takes us!

Julia Boyd, M.Ed., LMHC


Julia Boyd is a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience and is also an author of four highly praised and best-selling books. In addition to her clinical work, Julia conducts groups and workshops all over the world to assist African American women in their efforts to cope with problems of self-esteem and depression. She loves helping organizations, companies, and individuals who recognize the need to maintain a healthy sense of self-esteem. 

Julia received her master's degree in Educational Counseling and Guidance from Pacific Lutheran University and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Counseling from Antioch University Seattle. She has also conducted doctoral studies in Educational Psychology at Seattle University and done post-graduate work in Ethnographic Interviewing and Counseling at the University of Washington.

Julia is widely known for her "sister circles," supportive group sessions designed to help each individual participant experience collective support while achieving a sense of personal empowerment. She is the author of Can I get a Witness (1998), Embracing the Fire (1997), Girlfriend to Girlfriend (1995), and In the Company of My Sisters (1993).

In addition to her writing and clinical work, Julia has served on the boards of directors of the Domestic Abuse Women's Network and the Washington Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has received the Washington State University Distinguished Service Award and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Candace African American Women's Achievement Award.

Julia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. Her license number is LH00004180.

Credentials & Training


  • Premera / Blue Cross of Washington
  • Regence / Blue Shield of Washington
  • First Choice
  • Cigna
  • Self-Pay / Out-of-Network

Julia helps clients facing many challenges.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Classroom Consultation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth Sessions

Julia Boyd is a masters-level therapist at Twin Lakes Counseling. Her hourly rate is $140/hour

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