Jules Giggie, LICSW
Jules has been a clinical social worker for over 20 years, empowering clients to uncover their own strengths and abilities to improve their sense of well-being. She received her BA from Clark University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Jules has experience working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, chronic illness, disability, and elder care concerns. She is also passionate about working with parents, particularly parents of children with developmental, psychiatric and learning differences.
Her work history centers on addressing the mental health needs of adults in
community based social work, medical social work, and in one-on-one counseling. A longstanding passion for mental health education led her to teach and develop graduate level courses at the Wheelock School of Social Work and provide clinical supervision to new graduates. During the COVID pandemic, Jules volunteered with the Emotional PPE Project providing free counseling to frontline health care providers.
Jules completed the Boston University Certificate Program in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Interventions. This postgraduate program helps experienced practitioners strengthen their skills and competencies in the multiple roles required of them. Taught by Professor Daniel Beck, faculty at the Beck Institute of CBT in Philadelphia, Instructor at the Boston University School of Social Work and Harvard Medical School Teaching Associate.
Jules’ therapeutic style is characterized as warm, empathic, and open. A strength based, trauma informed, culturally sensitive lens informs her approach. Evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the foundation of her work, in addition to narrative therapy, mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction techniques. Through development of a strong therapeutic relationship, she helps her clients identify patterns of thinking and specific tools which create positive change and growth.