Julie French MA, LLPC, CAADC
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor
Call/Text 269-217-6211
Location: Kalamazoo/Plainwell
Email Julie

Specialties:

  • Play Therapy
  • Adolescents
  • Women’s Issues
  • Couples and Families
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Spirituality

Experience:

  • Over 25 years experience working with children of all ages. Over 3 years working with children (4+) in counseling using play therapy.
  • 9 years of counseling experience with adults, adolescents and couples/families.
  • 9 years of Inpatient and outpatient work with adults who struggle with substance use disorders.
  • Have several years experience working with CPS, Foster care and Probation officers and enjoy working collaboratively from a Christian worldview.
  • Trained in DBT, Play Therapy and Trauma informed care.

Education:

  • Western Michigan University – BA in Early Childhood Education
  • Cornerstone University (GRTS) – MA in Counseling with a minor in Addiction

Personal statements:

God wants the best for you. He has a purpose for your life. Sometimes things out of our control come to distract us. These things will try to keep you from finding your calling. Whether you’re struggling in your marriage, despise your job, kids are driving you crazy, anxiety & fear is overwhelming you, or you are drinking too much or at the wrong times – reaching out to a therapist can give you a new perspective and hope.

My wisdom from God & the knowledge I’ve gained from past experiences helps me to meet clients where they are. I am down to earth and use a person-centered approach to counseling. I believe our relationship with God is most important and I give the same importance to the client/counselor relationship. I am truly blessed by my calling to help others and am honored each time my client invites me into their healing process. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children and will always lead by my example, Jesus Christ.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7