Julie has been working with families since 1996. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor by the State of Wisconsin and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Julie sees clients from ages 5 yrs old through adulthood. Most of her work has been with children and their families whom are experiencing crises. She has worked in residential, inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Primary Treatment Focus
Julie creates a safe environment for children, teens and adults to express themselves. She encourages communication between family members and motivates families to work together for a healthy outcome. You may see Julie using creative techniques with families to facilitate communication and expression by playing games such as Feeling’s Charades; Telephone; and “Julie” Says. Children often express themselves through behaviors. Julie helps parents learn about their child’s behaviors so they can be supportive during times of distress.
Teenage years can be challenging, including getting a teenager to agree to therapy. Julie understands this process and allows for the teenager to express his/her likes and dislikes in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Her down to earth personality, acceptance of diversity, and patience is practiced with each client to ensure a safe environment to encourage expression of feelings.
Julie encourages self exploration during the process of therapy. Her supportive and motivational style is conducive for cognitive and behavioral changes. Teenagers and adults are encouraged to “meet” several therapists to decide which therapist is right for you. Committing to therapy can be a difficult decision. You can contact Julie to see if therapy is right for you, your child or your family with a one time free consultation with her via Email. Your email will be answered within 48 hours.