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. 

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