Expert, private tele-therapy designed for you to create a life you love. Specializing in Trauma, Grief, Anxiety & Depression.
“I struggled with PTSD for decades, Julia's counseling helped me to accept my symptoms and then manage them. I spend time with friends now, I socialize, I truly enjoy my life again. Julia is a veteran so I can really talk to her, she's straight forward, she gets it. "
“Before counseling with Julia, I couldn't stop my panic attacks or emotions, I would cry uncontrollably or start yelling. It took a while, but I rarely panic or lose my cool anymore and I know what to do when I begin to feel off. Her therapy helped me. ”
“I'm learning to be a friend to myself for probably the first time in my life. Julia's presence calms me, I'm grateful for her encouragement and guidance."
I do this work because there is nothing like seeing someone grasp, maybe for the first time, that they are truly meant to be here. That their life is beyond valuable. Once we work through what it is that's holding us up, we can flourish. I love searching and discovering what is holding someone back. I get so excited because once that gets identified, we can begin to make progress with substantial speed. It's simply cool to watch a person in severe pain change into someone who loves their life. Nothing could be better.
I joined the US Air Force in 2009, treating military and their families, running clinics at Laughlin AFB, TX and Ali Al Salem, Kuwait. I headed up the Mental Health Outreach at Eglin Air Force Base and became expert in treating trauma, grief and anxiety. I separated from the military in 2014 to work for Veterans Affairs, gaining more experience in trauma, grief, and surviving adverse events. Prior to that I worked with children of all ages and adults. I think seeing how children respond to stress really helps me to better understand many of my clients, because we carry our experiences forward. It shapes our perspective, our sense of trust and safety. All our past experiences make us incredibly unique. I simply love how infinitely unique we are.
I received my Bachelors of Psychology from University of Virginia, my Masters of Science of Social Work from the University of Tennessee School in 1999, became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2007. I opened a Private Practice in Abingdon, Virginia and was Board Certified in 2010. Served as an Active Duty clinician in the US Air Force from 2009 to 2014, worked for the VA from 2014 to 2019 (gap year 2017). Now I have returned to Private Practice. I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral, Conjoint CPT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to achieve results. Licensed Clinical Social Worker 0904006487 Virginia, SW16556 Florida, American Board Certified 57762, NASW Member 886427800.
Private, Video Counseling for PTSD through a Hippa Secure Portal. There is a $160 charge for each 55 minute session. I accept only Optum and United Insurance ($51 copay typically). If you don't have those insurances, you will be sent monthly statements to send to your insurance for reimbursement. Most insurances reimburse around $100. You must live in Virginia or Florida (where I'm licensed). I'm also treating clients currently in New York. You can click on the Client Portal to begin, email Julia at Julia@vanovercounseling.com or call (912) 247-5000. Veterans can check their eligibility for the Veteran's Choice/Community Care program which covers all costs by requesting a consult from their VA Physician.
You may also receive counseling via a phone call with Julia up to 50 minutes. This is a good alternative when you don't have access to Wifi or Lan line and don't want to miss your appointment. $160 per session, 55 minutes. This service is available after an intake video session.
Many of us want help with our PTSD symptoms but we do NOT want to talk to a therapist. So Julia created this course for you. Each week for seven weeks you will be sent short lessons to teach you how to manage all symptoms and improve your overall life. The cost is $87.