Julia A. Rose, LPCA
Teens, Adults, Animal Assisted Therapy
Certified in EAGALA
I consider it an honor to be able to sit with individuals and families while they heal and grow. I am excited to be serving in the Davidson, NC and surrounding areas. I provide safety for my clients to explore and process the stressors that occur in life. I believe in an individualistic method to counseling, meaning I meet the clients where they are in life and tailor my skills around what works best for them. I believe that people are the experts of their lives and have the strengths within them to overcome any challenge they face. I enjoy working with the adolescent populations while they overcome the many challenges of growing up, as well as adults.
My approach is one of creativity and integration of therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), experiential therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I collaborate with my clients and assist in helping them find what might be missing in the bigger picture of their lives. I specialize in what is called experiential therapy, meaning I help clients view and process their difficulties through a deeper emotional experience with the incorporation of talk therapy. Forms of experiential therapy I practice include: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), art, bibliotherapy, the use of music and other experiential activities. I do my best to incorporate innovative techniques into therapy that involve activities or things that people enjoy outside of therapy, such art, sports, or music. Please note that while I may use music and art in therapy, I am not a music nor art therapist. I merely use what clients enjoy outside therapy in the office as a way to connect and assist in growth.
I received my master’s in counseling from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have training in CBT from the Beck Institute, which allows me to help clients with negative or unhelpful thoughts. I am also a certified EAGALA therapist, meaning I am trained to use horses to help people heal through equine psychotherapy. I also have training from North Texas University in Animal Assisted Therapy.
While I have training in various types of therapy, such as art therapy, Natural Lifemanship, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and more I am not certified and may or may not use these models in therapy. If you have questions about certifications or my training, please contact me directly.
I look forward to using my knowledge, training, and experience to walk beside you on this path towards healing and growth.