Julie has experience working with individuals and their families as a mental health and addiction counselor.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Naperville, IL
Julie has a Master's degree with a specialization in Addiction Counseling. She understands the pathology of addiction and the changes in the brain that the disease of addiction causes. She also understands and helps her clients to understand that they are separate from their disease, and that choices that are made when the addiction is in control are choices that they would not had made if addiction was not a part of their life.
Julie believes that a person's behavior is driven by their thoughts. She helps client to challenge their thoughts in order to change them, and in turn change their behaviors. Julie helps clients to take small steps to change behaviors so that the change is not overwhelming.
Julie has unconditional positive regard for all of her clients. She is not here to judge, only to help. She sees people separate from their choices and behaviors and believes that each client deserves respect and empathy. Julie helps the client to facilitate therapy so that the client is empowered.
Julie is a certified International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Julie strives to help her clients see themselves separate from their disease. She understands and educates about the disease concept of addiction, triggers, relapse prevention, and the struggles of abuse, addiction, and recovery. She also educates about how addiction affects the family and helps to promote recovery for the family. Julie also provides an understanding of addiction throughout generations of the family.
Julie has experience helping clients cope with anxiety and educates on how anxiety affects the brain and body. She teaches mindfulness and grounding techniques to help her clients cope with symptoms of anxiety and panic, and also helps her clients to challenge irrational fears and thoughts that contribute to anxiety.
Julie is a certified International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She understands that addiction is a disease and is passionate about educating clients and their families on the disease concept of addiction. Julie strives to help her clients see themselves separate from their disease. She understands and educates about triggers, relapse prevention, and the struggles of abuse, addiction, and recovery.