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Social interest is the operative word here. 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 an active addiction or abuse of alcohol or substances, or in recovery, or moving in that direction.
Codependency is a highly underestimated 'companion' issue 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.
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.
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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 has worked as a Licensed Psychotherapist for Fairview Recovery Services and Meridian Behavioral Health, and as an outpatient mental health provider.