Episode #34- Julie Martin

The One with Julie Martin

Photo by Boundless Love Photography

Photo by Boundless Love Photography

Julie Martin is a highly trained and experienced therapist who is passionate about helping people heal from their habits, hurts, and hang-ups. In addition to seeing patients in her clinic, Julie also helps facilitate Celebrate Recovery at her church in the Lake Norman area of NC.

We chatted with her about her struggles with anxiety as a teen which led her into the work she’s doing today and what it was like raising her firstborn son who has autism. If you have a child with special needs, this is a MUST listen.

Julie also teaches us about different form s of addiction and even stayed for an extended discussion on sex and love addiction over on Patreon!

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I earned my Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary on January 12, 2007, and I was licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of NC on March 6, 2009.   My 17 years of counseling experience includes case management for the AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Pregnancy/Adoption counseling at Bethany Christian Services in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and acute-care work as an Inpatient Psychotherapist at Atrium Health in Charlotte.  In addition, I provided crisis assessment via Telepsychiatry to 22 area hospital Emergency Departments within the Atrium system.  

Group therapy experiences include addiction, grief/loss, and family of origin issues.   I spent 6 years on staff at a large church in North Charlotte serving as Director of Community Care where I supervised all support groups, crisis counseling issues, and premarital counseling/classes.  Concurrently, I was a therapist at Agape Christian Counseling working with individuals and couples on a variety of issues for 4 years before starting my own private practice in 2009.  

In addition, I have received personal training by noted psychologists and authors, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, being one of 20 counselors nationwide to participate in Dr. Townsend’s Counselor Training Program (2012-2015).  Most recently I finished a 2 year program and earned an additional certification as a CSAT, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, which allows me to treat sex, love, and pornography addiction.  I am also trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and use this regularly for the treatment of trauma-related issues. 



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