Julie Dodson

(MA, LCSW)

About Me

I am an Individual, Couple and Family Counselor licensed in the State of Indiana. My undergraduate degree is in Marriage and Family Relations. My Master's Degree is in Counseling Psychology, and my doctoral work is also in Counseling Psychology. I have been a professional counselor for 29 years. I have served numerous clients, with a variety of life issues during this time, including anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy, parenting concerns, self-esteem, motivation, and domestic violence, as well as many others.

My primary counseling style is very relational and respectful. I believe that all persons deserve kindness, sensitivity and understanding. My therapeutic approach includes cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive and psychoeducational styles. While I would never impose my values or beliefs on anyone, I am a Christian who is comfortable providing biblically-based counseling. I tailor this to each client's request and theology. I have served numerous clients who are of other faiths over the years. Applying biblical principals is as individual as any other aspect of the assistance I provide to each unique client.

I love helping others experience growth and health, in themselves and in their relationships. Seeking assistance in this process can be a bit intimidating, and I applaud you for taking this step. I very much look forward to meeting you and helping you in any way I am able.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #34003074A (Expires: 2020-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Julie Dodson saved my marriage!!!! When we started counseling our marriage was just about over, I had moved out a few months earlier and decided to give it one more chance. We decided to give "Better help" a try instead of going to our church counselor or a local therapist. At first it seemed a little strange not being able to talk face to face and even the web hosted "skype" feature was different but I'm so glad we continued through it because Julie made all the difference for us. Some of our sessions were joint and some were individual but in either forum we were taught how to effectively communicate and respect one another as well as how to focus on what we could do personally instead of being overly concerned about our spouse. After months of counseling our relationship is much better, it is not to the point that we no longer need weekly sessions and we owe that to God who directed us to Julie who helped us tremendously. THANK YOU SO MUCH JULIE!!!! You're the best....

Written by B.R. on Oct 16, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Julie has been great, but sometimes I don’t feel like she’s reviewed past conversations or taking notes on conversations. That said, she’s great, and I’d recommend her to anyone.

Written by B.R. on Sep 22, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She’s very flexible to my desires in regards to how to communicate through our sessions. She understands that I works busy life and accommodates that.

Written by E.V. on Sep 21, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 months

Julie Dodson is a very understanding and caring counselor, being open to various kinds of issues and concerns I have expressed. She's stuck with me and my math book of problems for several months now, and seems pretty determined to help me through it all. If I ever had to come back to BetterHelp (which hopefully I don't), I'd definitely want her as my counselor again.

Written by M.I. on Sep 17, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Working with her has been helpful so far. I like her style and personality and I like the tools she has been offering me to do some individual work as well.

Written by R.Y. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Julie has been great to work with and has provided resources that have been helpful to me and the problems I have. I appreciate her listening skills and ability to help me work through the issues I've faced. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.E. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 months

BetterHelp matched me with Julie upon signup. Julie caught me as I was falling, listened deeply, and turned my situation around in ways that I could never have imagined. In fact, she transformed my entire family culture, breaking the chain of generational woe. In our home, we three cheers to Julie!

Written by R.Y. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Julie has been very thorough and given me a great deal of exercises to help with my anxiety. She gives very good insight as to what is causing my anxiety and how I can combat it. She’s been a very big help.

Written by D.I. on Jul 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, and grief

Julie was very attentive and intuitive to everything I said. She listened and picked out the things I could work on and helped me develop plans to change what I wanted to change. I would recommend Julie to anyone looking for counseling.

Written by L.E. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

I had never did a counseling before so I still not sure what to expect. I'm liking the experience overall. I appreciate very much how Julie promptly answered me in my hardest moment, even it is supposed to be 'her job', she could be omissive, so I thanked her and I'm thanking her here again.

Written by D.E. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She is amazing! I can really feel the therapy starting to work.

Written by N.A. on Jun 22, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

Julie is an extremely knowledgeable professional who can provide a wealth of resources, guidance and techniques. She is very prompt and thorough in her messages and discussions, as well as showing endless dedication in helping her clients. I am truly grateful to have her as a counselor and would recommend Julie to any individual who is seeking online therapy.

Written by E.R. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Julie has been very helpful. She offers a lot of solutions and exercises, which allows for me to find for myself what works and what doesn't. She is also an understanding individual, so I feel like I can tell her just about anything that's going on in my life and she will be supportive.

Written by A.S. on May 26, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I've appreciated the wisdom and understanding that Julie embodies in her consultation. She also responds quickly, which is great!

Written by A.M. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Julie has been incredibly attentive and supportive in providing the requested materials and answering questions. She tailors materials to my specific requests.

Written by W.I. on Apr 04, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I can be a better person now... I’m blessed to have met a counselor like Ms. Julie.

Written by J.U. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

Julie is an awesome counselor. She listens well, remembers my issues, responds quickly, and gives very helpful advise

Written by B.R. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

The time I have spent with Julie in counseling has been an immeasurable blessing to my life. I look forward to my weekly appointment with her, knowing that I will be given so many helpful tools to help my mind maneuver through the various struggles that I face emotionally, which ultimately affect each relationship of my life and each circumstance that comes my way. Julie's insight has allowed us to pinpoint what my struggles are and how they affect the lens that I perceive my world, my thoughts, and my feelings through, and thus giving me the tools to filter out what is truth and what is not. Knowing what the problems are, help me to establish goals that are absolutely obtainable. Her stories of her life experiences have been so helpful and encouraging to me, and I am just entirely grateful that she became my counselor. You will feel so comfortable and respected by Julie, you won't regret your time spent with her!

Written by T.A. on Feb 03, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Julie has been really great! I was doubtful when I first signed up that it could be just a place wanting money. But after speaking with Julie, she is very interested in helping find ways to make things better. She responds quickly and has a great personality! Happy to be working with her.

Written by A.M. on Dec 19, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related

Julie is patient, kind and knowledgable. I felt like I couldn't have found a more perfect match if I had been able to hand pick her myself. You can tell she has deep compassion for people and is a positive encourager. I appreciated the fact that she allowed me to direct the conversation and address whatever was of greatest concern to me at the time.

Written by D.A. on Dec 10, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

Julie is a fantastic listener. She is able to really understand the heart of an issue and provided me practical tools for helping me address my concerns.

Written by J.E. on Nov 10, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

Julie has been amazing at responding quickly to me and has given me insight on how to change the way I think in order to improve the way I feel. Extremely happy with the time and attention she gives me.

Written by S.A. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She's great and understanding!

Written by T.H. on Sep 05, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, eating, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Very personable and friendly. Listens to my problems and comes up with practical ideas to lead me to a better me.

Written by J.U. on Aug 31, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

She is great.

Written by E.L. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie is great and very professional. She makes it very easy for me to explain myself. I just needed to have someone listen and "hear me out". Her suggestions and help feel very realistic and not just something off the Internet for self-help.

Written by M.A. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I would like to underline that Julie Dodson is a real Professional Helper understanding others, filled with empathy and knowledge. I recommend her as a specialist.

Written by G.. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She is great and non-judgmental.

Written by K.A. on Jun 24, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

I really like Julie! She really cares about what I have to say. It feels like I'm talking to more of a friend than a therapist, which is wonderful! I can be awkward at times, but she's always made me feel very comfortable. And I really appreciate her advice!! She's already helped me out in the short time we've had!

Written by A.N. on Jun 19, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

Julie is excellent at what she does. She is very attentive, offers practical advice when appropriate, and is an intuitive listener. I look forward to every session as she helps me better understand myself on my journey to emotional health. Highly recommend.