Julie Klecker


About Me

My purpose in counseling is to provide a holistic approach to wellness, using art, movement, education, counseling, and inner healing to those of all ages suffering from emotional, mental health, or substance use disorders - especially, but not limited to, victims of childhood neglect and abuse, human trafficking, military combat experience, and/or other forms of trauma. I am down-to-earth and I give you my full attention and active listening skills, focusing on your unique perspectives and experiences without making assumptions or judgements. Once we discuss together and determine what goals you would like to achieve in therapy, we choose the best approach. Since I am trained in several psychological approaches, such as, client-centered, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, EMDR and more, you will find an approach that fits your needs. Therapy is fluid and differing approaches may be better suited for each treatment goal. I have a great deal of hope, compassion, and understanding to offer with a wide and varied array of life experiences, education, and tools from which to draw.
Before I became a counselor, I attended Penn State and worked in the steel mills of Western PA on summer breaks. When my parents divorced, I dropped out of school and joined the military and completed my undergraduate degree. I served for four years in the US Navy as a Chinese Linguist assigned to the National Security Agency. After that, I programmed computers for John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. My work history also includes providing administrative assistance in differing marketplaces and educational institutions. I completed my Master's degree through a graduate assistantship while raising three girls as a single mother. After completing ministry school in NC, I was a singles and evangelism pastor for a short time until I met and married my husband. I've been married now for 19 years and have raised a blended family of 7 children who are all grown. This is why I believe in your resiliency and your ability to overcome the hardships in which you find yourself. I am very invested in your wellness. Though at times you may think that nothing will improve, you've made a really important first step in the right direction by choosing BetterHelp. And I hope to use all of my experience and education toward understanding where you are while helping you move forward and achieve your counseling goals.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NC LCMHC 10138

MI LPC 6401009820


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Julie Klecker. 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.

Written by C.Y. on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Klecker is so compassionate and supportive. I’m grateful for all the guidance she has offered me!

Written by D.A. on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Julie is an excellent therapist, and has been extremely helpful to me.

Written by C.E. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and anger management

Lots of experience

Written by J.O. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, adhd, grief, and compassion fatigue

Julie is empathetic, compassionate and honest. She listens and interjects and asks really good and reglective questions. JUlie answers my rhetorical questions w/ input. It was very important for me to have a Christian counselor and Julie is very good at bringing God into the acceptance and healing process. I am blessed to have her as my counselor. And the Better Help folks are very blessed to have her on your team

Written by J.A. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Very knowledgeable.

Written by S.H. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I love Julie! I think she really cares about me, and is very intelligent and I’m excited about this journey with her, she’s really good!

Written by Z.A. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Love this app

Written by R.A. on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

She is a warmhearted person that listens with lots of compassion and I feel like she genuinely cares about me. Julie always uses gentle and kind language and I feel so calm after talking with her. She is very understanding and non judgmental. Julie is always excited to know what’s going on with me and is very supportive. She gives relevant advice that truly helps me in my life. She also helps me understand things from a scientific perspective by sending me relevant worksheets and we discuss many topics together. Getting help was very hard for me but with Julie I look forward to our sessions. I have learned so much from these few sessions and my life has improved so much.

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