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 28 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.
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression
LCSW #34003074A (Expires: 2018-03-31)
Julie is an awesome counselor. She listens well, remembers my issues, responds quickly, and gives very helpful advise
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!
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.
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.
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.
I’m ready to put the work in to get my head back on straight, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to do that with. Just the fact that she got me organized enough to work on my issues makes me realize that there is still hope for me and my future and that I can be happy again.
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.
She's great and understanding!
Very personable and friendly. Listens to my problems and comes up with practical ideas to lead me to a better me.
She is great.
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.
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.
She is great and non-judgmental.
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!
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.