Julia Forehand, NCC, LCMHCS
I am a native of Eastern North Carolina. My husband and I moved from Northeastern North Carolina to the Wilmington area in 2013. We have two teenagers who keep us busy. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed School Counselor.
I work with mostly adults and couples. My passion is to provide hope to each client. Hope that there is more to life than stress, anxiety, and depression; hope that we can learn new ways to effectively communicate with our spouse and/or family members, and hope that we can learn how to regulate our emotions and live the life we want to live.
I use the Gottman Method in addition to other methods when I work with couples. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Biofeedback when working with couples and with individuals.
Therapist’s Qualifications and Clinical Background
I earned my BA in Psychology at East Carolina University and my MS in Counselor Education in 2004. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed School Counselor. I have been certified by HeartMath to provide biofeedback and have been studying under the Gottman Institute to provide Marriage and Couples Therapy.
I worked as a school counselor in the NC public schools for 10 years. Afterward, I worked at the Managed Care Organization, Trillium, Health Resources, for several years. During these years working with the state, I learned how the mental health and school systems work in North Carolina and how I could help families navigate these two systems better.
Since I have been in private practice, I have received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, and the Gottman Method. I am also a Christian and provide Christian Counseling. My philosophy is to use evidenced-based therapy modalities together to develop the best treatment plan for each individual client and/or couple.