Counselor Munster Indiana

Dr Julie, PhD, LMHC, LCPC is a counselor in Munster Indiana who treat patients tweens and teens with anxiety and depression. She works with a canine therapy partner to help revlieve emotional difficulties that adolescents experience with depression and anxiety. With over 25 years of experience as a professional therapist she has helped thousands of individuals overcome difficulties associated with depression and anxiety and create a plan that will further their life’s dreams. Helping teens find answers that will give them a future and live without anger, sadness, isolation, and self-defeating thoughts are the services provided.

I believe that individuals have the capacity to overcome without medication!

Research has shown that collaborative talk therapy is an effective way to reduce, control and overcome mental health difficulties.  We need to treat the patient not the symptoms.  Collaborative patient relationship is key.  I work with children and adolescents to help develop and guide their internal cognitive, emotional and spiritual processes that cannot be changed through medication.  Self-exploration, discovery and personal change is what is needed.

I am very attuned to the many challenges of children, adolescents and parenting.  I help guide parents to have appropriate expectations of their children through education about developmental stages and skills of effective communication.  Each person within a family has a “voice”, it comes down to learning to understanding their role, and developing skills to improve communication to help resolve conflicts, and feel better about themselves.  Children can learn to appreciate that each famiy member contributes to the team, the family, and its overall success and happiness.  Parenting becomes less of a power struggle, when the child or adolescent understands their individual contribution. It also results in the child feeling more in control of themself and connected with the family.  

Phone: 219-213-6009

Email: contact@animalassistedcounseling.net

License No. And State: 39001958A Indiana

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 180.006931 Illinois
  • License No. and State: 39001958A Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
  • License No. and State: 180.006931 Illinois Department of Professional Regulation