Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in two states, Michigan and North Carolina, and is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Julie has been trained to help all ages and backgrounds of people, and has knowledge of a variety of clinical and spiritual interventions to help her clients improve from their symptoms of anxiety, anger, mood disorders like depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has 18 years of counseling those with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health disorders. Julie served four years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. She has specialized training and a passion to help combat veterans, their families, and others who have experienced trauma and its crippling effects. She previously held a position as an Adjunct Professor at Saginaw Valley State University teaching Adolescent Psychology and Theories of Personality, and provides parenting and family boundaries psycho education. Personally, Julie has experienced freedom and inner healing through God’s loving kindness. She completed two years of ministry school with MorningStar School of Ministry, in Charlotte, NC, and worked as a singles and evangelism pastor in that area. During this time, she attended a Chaplaincy course in North Carolina and met her husband. This led to her move to Michigan in 2002 where she and her husband have raised a blended family of seven children. She believes that a holistic approach is most effective when combining clinical best practices with spiritual inner healing and prayer support. Julie offers her clients faith-based counseling methods and utilizes them upon their request.
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