Please inquire if the counseling or education services you need are not explicitly listed below.
Diagnostic assessments, individual and family counseling is offered for adult women and men (19 and over), and families. I use a variety of theories grounded in the belief that you know you the best. True, sometimes we are at a loss for the next step in our lives. I find people often do know the next step, and just need affirmation to move forward. Sometimes there is a short term, solution focused and skill based solution to a short term issue.
I specialize in working with individuals and families where there is a family member in recovery or moving in that direction. Codependency is an 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.
For substance related concerns, I can screen for the need for different "levels of care" as they are called in the behavioral health world, day treatment, medically supervised detox, outpatient care, and /or residential care.
I can offer formal mental health and or chemical dependency assessments with recommendations, and comprehensive, combined CD and mental health assessments.
Topics include Determining Severity of Alcohol or Drug Consumption Medication Assisted Treatment- what is it? 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 who do not have LADC 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.
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.