List of Services
Julie Dozier is a trained Supervisor for Interns wishing to get their Supervision hours to be a Licensed Professional Counselor. Julie brings a rich and rare background to the supervision experience, with her experience and MS in Education first. With a true heart to teach and mentor Julie brings to Interns many years of varied experience in the field of counseling (such as working in a clinic; prison; church counseling staff; nonprofit; for profit; LLC; S Corp; dealing with legal system and subpeonas; experience getting in network with insurance companies and insurance vs out of pocket practice; dealing with media -speaking, radio, TV; diagnosis in various populations; ethical issues; reciprocity between states; ethical expertise; private practice business management; hiring admin; writing; editing books for other counselors; alternate income options; passive income; tax considerations in private practice; practiced in multiple states, clients from many different parts of the world and cultures, pregnancy centers, etc.), as well as training in sexual addiction, trauma, weight loss management, money disorders, Gottman, Prepare Enrich, EMDR, play therapy, and others.
Julie is extensively trained in Supervision and extremely organized with clear cut goals of producing the most well rounded Counselor at the end of Supervision, with Interns knowing their strong points and where they will want to initially focus their counseling.
If you want a dedicated, inspiring well trained supervisor, and you would like to meet with Julie for both of you to determine if it is a good fit, as long as you are on the track for supervision soon, she will do the initial meeting with no fee.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. The material can combine factual material with fantasy and with images that stand for the actual event or feelings about it. EMDR seems to unlock the nervous system and allows the brain to process the experience. That may be what is happening in REM or dream sleep—the eye movements may help to process the unconscious material. It is important to remember that it is your own brain that will be doing the healing and that you are the one in control. If you want more information on EMDR, you may find it at EMDRIA.ORG.
Julie is a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor, through Life Innovations, Inc. http://www.prepare-enrich.com
This is a well designed program that assesses strengths and weaknesses of the couple in all the major areas that research has shown to be significant determinants of marriage success. After assessment, the couple is counseled according to their results.
Marriage or Couples Counseling
Part of the Prepare-Enrich program Julie is certified in is for marriage enrichment. In addition to this program, Julie enjoys marriage and couples counseling in general, but also counsels many couples hurt by infidelity or sexual addiction.
Web Conferencing or Phone Counseling
Julie uses HIPAA approved Web Conferencing software (free to the client) that is close to real life scenarios, where clients are met with a virtual waiting room, audio-visual in real time and ability to share handouts on screen. There are clients who are either remote to San Antonio or local clients who travel with their jobs who appreciate the convenience of being able to have a session no matter the location.
Formally trained by Patrick Carnes, Julie is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, certified by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Julie helps the client look behind the anger, as it is a secondary emotion. Many times it is actually more about fear or hurt. The client is helped in expressing feelings in a healthier way. Julie also believes how a person thinks is vital to anger management. The bible states in Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Counseling is based on the biblical principle that one’s feelings, passions and behavior are subject to and conditioned by the way one thinks. Also drawing on the psychological theory of cognitive behaviorism, the client learns how to identify the unhealthy thinking patterns that have lead to anger and then how to replace them with truth.
Post Abortion Syndrome
Julie was in a video shoot about Post Abortion Syndrome, that you may find at Pregnancy Centers in the U.S. You may also see her on TV from time to time on a Focus on the Family TV spot on PAS. In addition, she has helped with LifeHouse Ministries, A Christ-Centered Sanctuary for Those Touched by an Unplanned Pregnancy.
Julie has also served as counselor for post-abortion clients in a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Julie counsels couples and individuals with great compassion and empathy on this topic. Grieving and spiritual issues are some of the counseling topics attached to the difficult struggle of infertility.
Whether it is job stress, stress from relationships, or some other source, Julie is adept at identifying the triggers, looking at core issues and working with a client to reduce the stressful effects on their emotional well-being.
Being trained in trauma, Julie works with those experiencing panic attacks, general anxiety, phobias, transitional anxiety, or post traumatic stress disorder.
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In the book, Boundaries, Cloud and Townsend state a boundary to be a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives:
- Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances.
- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions.
- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others.
- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God’s will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator
The symptoms of depression can vary from person to person. One may go through moods of highs and lows, and another person may want to sleep all the time, while yet another may not be able to sleep at all. Julie is proficient in assessing and treating different forms of mood disorders.
Grief and Loss
There are many issues that call for grieving besides losing a loved one to death or divorce. The grieving process is a part of living, an element of transition. However, if one minimizes the importance and avoids the process, it can cause problems in other areas of one’s life. Julie counsels many clients to identify their losses, grieve, and grow through the process.
A warped sense of responsibility, being easily controlled, and controlling others are primary characteristics of codependency. It is not a surface problem, so external solutions don’t help. Pat Springle, author of Codependency states “A deep hurt — an unmet need for love and acceptance — either numbs the codependent or drives him to accomplish goals so he can please people and win their approval. Codependent emotions and actions are designed to blunt pain and gain a desperately needed sense of worth. God has a different plan; a plan for stability and security; a plan for love, protection, and provision.” A large part of Julie’s practice is devoted to clients struggling with codependency. She helps them understand the origin, spiritual issues, and how to walk through the journey to healing.
Julie has spoken at workshops for engaged couples on conflict resolution. In addition, she helped edit a book, The Hear Process, by Deborah Moncrief on conflict resolution in marriage. Some researchers point to poor conflict resolution as the highest predictor of divorce. Couples can learn how to communicate in a way in which not only resolves their conflicts, but enhances the relationship. Julie has also counseled others wanting to learn good conflict resolution skills in business or work, friendships, and family.
Wings of Hope provides a special program for Pre-ENGAGED couples to encourage them to know their conflicts before they get engaged. It is much easier to look honestly at conflicts before committing, and more options than after engagement (where most want to minimize them). In addition, some couples need to process more to even see if they want to go to the next step.
His hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil. (Hebrews 6:19)NASB