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Julia Wellons



Hello & welcome friends! My name is Julia Wellons. I am currently a Resident in Counseling in the wonderful state of Virginia. I am also the community liaison for the practice, which consists of engaging the community and offering resources for those who may be seeking mental health care! I have a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University.

Your first question is probably--who are you, Julia?

Before I get into that, I first wanted to say thanks for being here. Sometimes making the decision to start therapy is a scary and difficult step, so give yourself some snaps for making it this far in your journey!

I believe most people that know me would describe me as energetic, "bubbly", and warm. If that's your vibe for therapy, I'm your girl! As a therapist, I take a person-centered, conversational approach. I truly believe that you are the expert in your own life--- my role is to hold space, offer safety and support, and share some guidance when life throws some inevitable curveballs.

When I am not therapizing, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful hubby and my doggy. I like to take walks outside, listen to music, exercise, read, and get tattoos.

Second question--what do you do, Julia?

I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT) and Acceptance + Commitment Therapy (ACT). I like this integrative approach to assist in learning new skills and tools to manage symptoms, gain insight and boost self-awareness, and find inner strengths. Because if you're not learning something, then I'm not doing my job!

I have worked with a variety of populations and mental health issues during my time as a clinician. Working with teens and adults is my main jam (sorry kiddos). My main focus and knowledge base is in: anxiety, depression, trauma and post-traumatic stress. I also have experience in: stress and/or burnout, identity exploration,  low self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transitions. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally competent--I am super passionate about advocating and offering space for those of us who may not have the space in greater society.

I hope you will join me in an awesome therapeutic adventure!

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