Julie Oscherwitz Grant, L.C.S.W. is a clinical social worker and writer living and working in the north suburbs of Chicago, where she is from. She has a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago. She practices psychotherapy with individuals and couples, seeing people with a range of presenting issues from relationship challenges to depression, anxiety, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder and loneliness, among others. Her emphasis is on the primacy of the therapeutic relationship as a tool for self-understanding, improving communication and feeling and living more vital and authentic lives. Before becoming a therapist, she worked as a reporter for a Chicago community newspaper. She and her husband of 28 years are the parents of three grown children, all of whom have lived in Israel for a year each. The family visits Israel frequently and hope to spend longer periods of time there in the future.