Please inquire if the counseling or education services you need are not explicitly listed below.
I use a variety of theories grounded in the belief that you know you the best. Alfred Adler seems to be one of the historically sane founders in individual psychology, and I admire and respect his work and attitudes about people, community and healing. He believed people are capable of solving their own problems and just because a person has a problem is -normal. Having 'issues' doesn't define anyone.
I specialize in working with individuals and families where there is a family member wondering about alcohol or substance use, or in recovery and trying to move in that direction.
Codependency is a highly underestimated 'companion' illness that develops in family systems where there is or has been an active addiction, or in families of origin where behavior is learned. It really takes concentrated effort individually and in community to shed some of these patterns.
Give me a call, text or email if you think you might want to work with me for a time. I have some awesome referral options if I am not the right fit for you.
Determining Severity of Alcohol or Drug Consumption
Medication Assisted Treatment
What are co-occurring disorders?
Does my loved one need treatment?
Taking care of yourself in recovery-not the same old same old..
Substance use education for mental health professionals
Substance use education for clinical pastoral educators and members of the clergy
Substance use education for school administrators and teachers, college administrators and human resources personnel
Mental Health psycho-education topics: types of depression, types of anxiety, skills to manage these, holistic and alternative methods, DBT practices, REBT processes
Family counseling -one of my specialties is supporting families in the process of recovery, as everyone is affected in the family when an active addiction is present. I also work with children and parents around behavior challenges in the home and/or in school.
I endorse the abstinence model and the chronic disease model of addiction. Which means that I believe recovery from addiction includes not using mood altering substances and- it takes long term sustained effort to remain healthy.
Community Forums: Question and Answer
These sessions can be open ended question and answer forums along the lines of:
101 questions about addiction you always wanted to ask..." to
How do you know when to send a person/client/loved one for a formal chemical dependency assessment to see if more help is needed?
How do I talk to my employee about their alcohol use?"
How do I talk to my children about their mother's/father's substance use? Grandparents?
Numerous other topics, please inquire
Julie has a Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling, Advanced Practice, from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), and a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC)in the State of Minnesota. Her undergraduate degree is in social work and counseling. She is a former addiction counselor with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and worked as a Licensed Psychotherapist for Fairview Adolescent Recovery Services, Residential dual diagnosis treatment center.