Julie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH#8080 and is the founder and owner of Hope Counseling Clinic. Bringing over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in the mental health field, Julie specializes in working with adults, teens, and children of all ages dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, and self-esteem. Additionally, she specializes in working with children and teens with eating disorders, adoption related issues, bullying, self-harm, peer relationship as well as parent/child communication issues. Julie has worked extensively with married couples on conflict resolution, communication issues, and recovery from infidelity.
Julie’s background includes working with teens in residential care, as well as working extensively in the field of adoption with both domestic and international adoption. Julie approaches each client uniquely based on their individual strengths and challenges. Her treatment approach includes Solution-Focused, EFT (Emotionally Focused), DBT, and CBT. When working with families and children she uses a Systems approach as well as an attachment based orientation relying heavily on principles from TBRI (Trust- Based Relational Intervention).
Julie earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Samford University in 1995 and her Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Central Florida in 2001. Julie received her license in 2004 and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida, Florida Mental Health Counselor Association and the Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida.
Married for over 20 years and the mother of two children, Julie is an avid reader and still prefers paper books over electronic. She loves taking long walks with her dog, enjoying a good cup of coffee with her husband, and exploring new places with her family. She loves movies, camping, traveling to the mountains, cooking, and eating (particularly Italian)!
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Julie you may call the office at 407-654-5700 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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