Jou Julie Yang, LMHC, LPC
Preferred Name: Julie
As a counselor, I believe people are influenced by their biological temperament, life experiences, past and present relationships and their core values. My approach to therapy incorporates cognitive behavioral methods (examining one’s thoughts, actions and beliefs) and an integrative psychotherapeutic orientation that explores links between current and past relationships of significance, as well as addressing past traumas using EMDR. I view counseling as a collaborative effort in helping clients to recognize strengths, identify needs, understand conflicts, discover new options, and set personal goals, so that they can make informed choices. My philosophy and approach to counseling begins with the belief that each individual has the capacity to change. Though the journey can be difficult, change is possible and so is freedom from past struggles. I look forward to serving as a guide to walk alongside you through this journey of discovery and healing.
Education & Experience
Julie holds a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program from Western Seminary (2019) in Portland OR, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. Julie is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and is recognized as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) by the State of Washington. She is also certified in EMDR and Flash Technique.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
She is a member of the American Counseling Association and EMDRIA.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Family Issues
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident
- Kaiser Permanente