MA, NCC, LCMHCA, LCASA
Julia received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Addictions from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, and Bachelor Degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Julia has a background in Applied Behavioral Analysis and also received a graduate certificate in Autism Intervention from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC-A), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCAS-A), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and has worked with various populations of children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings.
She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem issues, stress management, co-occurring disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Julia incorporates an eclectic approach to therapy using evidence-based approaches that fit the needs of each client. She typically draws from approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and grounding techniques.
Julia believes the most important piece of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, and strives to create a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental space to facilitate change. She will respect your beliefs, values and culture and can also incorporate faith and spirituality upon request. Julia is passionate about helping clients become empowered and autonomous by giving them the tools they need to reach their goals.