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Julie Dodson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management

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 35 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.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Services offered


License information

IN LCSW 34003074A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julie Dodson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have tried other therapist before and there was always a disconnect. My situation is not common and some have trouble understanding the dynamics or finding solutions. She has been wonderful and empathetic. She is easy to talk to and understands the situation. She has helped me brainstorm ideas for solutions and helped me to sort out what I was thinking and feeling. I am glad I found her.

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Certainly the best therapist I've ever had. Knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and very helpful.

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Julie for 5 years and 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She is very warm and accepting. She respects what you have to say and is highly educated.

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 3 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Julie is the best. Simple and true.

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Julie for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She has been very helpful in a lot of ways and one is, putting things into perspective for me. Given me ideas to have a successful communication with my mom and daughter. Also pertinent information in regards to my husbands condition that I have been looking to resolve for a very long time. Greatly appreciate it.

Written on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Julie is amazing! She is kind, gentle, and has become a true friend. She speaks truth to me without judgement. She has a sense of humor and laughs with me. She asks the hard questions, but only to help me reflect. She never acts like she has all of the answers, only that she enjoys helping me arrive at them on my own. Every session, she points me to Jesus. She shares scripture, and we share experiences. She has written devotionals and has shared them with me. We have enjoyed talking about them together. And the most meaningful act she has done for me, is to pray aloud for me. It left me feeling stronger and more confident that I am moving forward into becoming a better version of myself. Thanks, Julie!

Written on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Julie for 2 months