MA, LCMHC, NCC, RPT
Julie Callahan received her master of arts degree in school counseling from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She also has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a social work minor from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, as well as an ages six through nine Montessori teaching certificate from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE), Princeton, NJ. She is a national certified counselor (NCC), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and a registered play therapist (RPT), with experience in child-parent relationship training (CPRT). She holds her professional educator’s license for school counselors, and is also a board member of the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy (NCAPT). In addition, Julie is certified in the New Ways for Families program to work with individuals involved in high-conflict divorce.
Julie was a teacher of Montessori elementary education for fifteen years and has since transitioned to working as a school counselor. As a school counselor, she brings experience working with children ages two through eighteen using play therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and person-centered counseling. Her style is engaging and positive, creating an environment in which children can build trust, explore their struggles, and find solutions to improve their health and happiness. In addition, Julie is certified in the New Ways for Families program to work with individuals involved in high-conflict divorce.
As a teacher and school counselor, Julie has collaborated extensively with schools and families to meet each child’s needs. She enjoys working with children with learning differences and disabilities, and is passionate about helping children who others struggle to help. She enjoys working with children and allowing them to show others who they are. She has extensive experience with children with ADHD, processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and other learning disabilities. Julie recognizes it is imperative to collaborate when providing guidance and helping children socially, therefore she works with parents to ensure they are aware of and a part of their children’s cohesive treatment plans. She works directly with parents as part of a team, working together to help children get the support they need.
When not working, Julie can often be found walking her dog with her family, and enjoys reading and yoga for relaxation.