Julie holds a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program from Western Seminary (2019) in Portland OR, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington. Julie is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and is recognized as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) by the State of Washington. She has experience working with children and families dealing with mental health crisis in Clark County and also has extensive experience in case management and collaborating care with various community partners throughout Clark County, Multnomah County and the state of Oregon.
Julie has experience working with children, adolescents, individuals and families on a variety of issues, including: trauma, depression, anxiety, survival of physical and/or sexual abuse, adjustment to life transitions, betrayal, grief and loss, parenting skills, and spiritual concerns.
As a counselor, I believe people are influenced by their biological temperament, life experiences, past and present relationships and their core values. My approach to therapy incorporates cognitive behavioral methods (examining one’s thoughts, actions and beliefs) and an integrative psychotherapeutic orientation that explores links between current and past relationships of significance.
I view counseling as a collaborative effort in helping clients to recognize strengths, identify needs, understand conflicts, discover new options, and set personal goals, so that they can make informed choices.
My philosophy and approach to counseling begins with the belief that each individual has the capacity to change. Though the journey can be difficult, change is possible and so is freedom from past struggles. I look forward to serving as a guide to walk alongside you through this journey of discovery and healing.
Fall is my favorite time of year because of the symbolic reminder that there is a season of renewal around the corner.