Julie Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota

Julie Smith, LPCC

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I am an experienced licensed professional clinical counselor who enjoys working with women and committed to helping them cope with anxiety, depression, self-worth issues and anger through empowerment, self-exploration and skill building.

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor who has been working in the field of mental health for the past 20+ years. I have been licensed for the past 8 years and has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, crisis, outpatient therapy and community support programs such as a psychosocial drop-in center. I have worked in outpatient mental health therapy the past 10+ years and have worked with a variety of age groups, from age 11 years and up. My focus has primarily been working with adults who are experiencing serious and persistent mental illness. I focus on utilizing person centered therapy, along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a strengths-based approach. I also have a certificate in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and can assist clients with working on distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Other techniques I like to incorporate involve music and lyrics, solution-focused therapy and art/craft-based techniques.

My mission is to empower and educate. I enjoy building relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals. My style of counseling is focused on self-exploration and increasing an individual's level of understanding around their current life circumstances, as well as their behaviors and reactions to those circumstances. Through the development of a safe and nurturing relationship, together we can diminish self-destructive behaviors and patterns, strengthen relationships and build confidence. I strive to create a safe and healing space using a non-judgmental, empathetic and supportive approach in therapy.

My particular interest and experience include working with women, self-worth/self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, sleep, trauma, body image issues, anger management, hoarding and overwhelming emotions.

In my free time, I like to spend her time with her dog, family and significant other. I enjoy traveling and exploring, as well as live music, watching movies/tv and taking my dog to the lake.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Hoarding
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$180.00 - $250.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA)
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Medicaid
,
Optum
,
Other
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
8
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
cc791
Minnesota
Licensed Professional Counselor
cc6486
Maine
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
St Mary's University
Master's
2007