Julie M Collins, MA, LPC, NCC, PLLC

Therapeutic Modalities Offered

During first session, we will determine your therapeutic needs. The following is a list of some of the main modalities I work with in individual and family counseling. Interventions will be tailored throughout therapy to best facilitate change and healing.

Sandtray Therapy: This mod​ality uses a sandtray and miniatures to help clients construct their "inner world". It is a way to access children and adolescents indirectly and is often less intimidating than simply talking about what is bothering a client. Adults benefit from sand tray as well! 

TFCBT: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a evidence based modality that helps children and adolescents who have experienced some type of trauma. It is a structured type of therapy and treatment focuses on developing coping skills and telling the story of what happened to them thus empowering clients.


Family Therapy: In family therapy, I work with parents and children to find solutions to their relational problems. I am influenced by the work of John T. Edwards, PhD who pioneered many techniques in family therapy. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy : These modalities are effective for depression, anxiety and other general mental health issues. Learning how the brain works and is structured helps understand why we end up in the same struggles over and over. These techniques help clients to examine their thoughts, identify unhelpful thinking and create change. 


Mindfulness : Mindfulness practices are incorporated in therapy. Leaning on Buddhist concepts of awareness, compassion and being in the present has been found to be a helpful therapeutic tool and agent for healing. 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): I am trained to provide EMDR. EMDR is an evidenced based modality to process traumatic events. Read more about it on EMDRIA.org


Fees for Counseling:

$150 For Initial Assessment 

$150 for 60 minute family therapy session or individual session

$110 for 45 minute individual session


*A sliding scale fee or reduced fee is offered for self pay clients. 

* A superbill can be provided for out of network insurance. 

I am accepting self-pay clients,  Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC PPO plans, excluding Blue Value, and Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (Medcost if WFBH or WFU employee).I see clients with Optum or United Healthcare as well. I will file out of network with your insurance as well. 

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