Julie Dodson

(MA, LCSW)

About Me

I am an Individual, Couple and Family Counselor licensed in the State of Indiana. My undergraduate degree is in Marriage and Family Relations. My Master's Degree is in Counseling Psychology, and my doctoral work is also in Counseling Psychology. I have been a professional counselor for 29 years. I have served numerous clients, with a variety of life issues during this time, including anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy, parenting concerns, self-esteem, motivation, and domestic violence, as well as many others.

My primary counseling style is very relational and respectful. I believe that all persons deserve kindness, sensitivity and understanding. My therapeutic approach includes cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive and psychoeducational styles. While I would never impose my values or beliefs on anyone, I am a Christian who is comfortable providing biblically-based counseling. I tailor this to each client's request and theology. I have served numerous clients who are of other faiths over the years. Applying biblical principals is as individual as any other aspect of the assistance I provide to each unique client.

I love helping others experience growth and health, in themselves and in their relationships. Seeking assistance in this process can be a bit intimidating, and I applaud you for taking this step. I very much look forward to meeting you and helping you in any way I am able.

I have been a Christian since the age of 12. I was raised in a Protestant Denomination, and attended church my entire life. I graduated from a Christian College, and have been a leader in my church since adolescence. While I have spent time in Worship Ministry - as a choir member, worship team participant and piano player; as well as other leadership positions, like serving as a member of the Pastor's Prayer Team; my most consistent area of service has been as an Adult Teacher and Bible Study Leader. I have spent many years studying both the Old and New Testaments. I love to apply Scripture to counseling, for those who request it. I receive the majority of my clients, by personal referral, through previous clients, pastors, churches and doctors who know me as a biblical counselor. I am able to include biblical foundation related to every mental, relational, emotional and spiritual counseling issue.

I certainly have had many clients over the years from different faith traditions, as well as those who do not claim any particular faith tradition; so I do not at all serve only Christian clients. However, it is a particular joy to be able to include biblical concepts, theology, and faith as a part of the professional counseling services I provide to my clients. Please let me know if you would like us to include this as part of your counseling.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #34003074A (Expires: 2020-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Dec 06, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 1 month

I have really enjoyed my short time with Julie. She has given me solid counseling and is a great person. I was only able to speak with her on the phone once because of my schedule, but it was a great session. I would recommend her to anyone that I know. She said some kind things to me that I will always take with me wherever I go. Julie shows that she is more than qualified and I have appreciated her help with my issues.

Written by A.P. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

I have only worked with Julie for a short time. I have had previous counseling experience and it was positive but feel like I have made more progress with Julie in our short time. She has a way of putting you in the driver’s seat that makes you feel secure, supported and optimistic. She is personable so you feel engaged and important while still being professional and guiding you on your journey to better mental health. Even when we are addressing things that are difficult for me to accept and face I do not feel attacked because it truly feels like she is guiding me through it, we are moving forward. She won’t let me stall in the negativity and self doubt.

Written by J.E. on Sep 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie Dodson is a great counselor she listens to my issues and concerns without judgement. She has the best ways to address them (through a worksheet, journaling or just an explanation). I feel like she is an expert in this field and I feel blessed to have her in my life. I am confident with her support I will successfully address my issues and learn to effectively deal with life.

Written by L.I. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 10 months

My counselor has been amazing, thoughtful and understanding.

Written by S.H. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks

Julie is well qualified, a great listener, and very knowledgable. She helped me understand my choices. She's compassionate while remaining completely professional. You will be well served with Julie as your counselor.

Written by E.S. on Jul 08, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 8 months

Julie is a great mentor and a wonderful counselor with great wisdom and knowledge. She guides and assists me in the various issues I face both mentally and emotionally. I would highly recommend her as she provides great sound advice that makes me realize what the specific issue is on at hand and how I can in a practical and useful manner use the tools she explains and gives me to combat my anxiety, depression, and other negative thinking and irrational thoughts I have. Very sweet, great listener, and am very grateful for her guidance as a counselor!

Written by A.M. on Jul 04, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks

I was desperate to find a way to work through some of our problems but couldn’t find time to schedule regular face to face sessions and Julie has been a God send. I can work on things at my own pace but always know I can reach out to her if needed. I’m so thankful I found this site.

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 9 months

Julie has been a support for me throughout the past 10 months. She has provided wise counsel in circumstances that I have little control over. She has made herself available at the last minute and has answered emails in a very timely manner. Having a person of faith to share with me during this time has kept me from giving up hope.

Written by D.I. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 6 months

I worked with Julie for six months. I can literally say that she changed my life; she helped me see things from different perspectives and made me understand how much of a difference can make the kind of mindset we have.

She always treats me with respect and kindness and has a natural ability to understand others and their particular and different personalities. I always appreciate how she connects the psychological aspects of counseling with the spiritual side of it by offering biblical views on the matter we are talking about.

No matter the topics we are discussing she always makes me feel safe and that me and my opinions are valued.

I would definitely recommend working with Julie; you will not feel that she's only your counselor but your friend cause of her natural ability to be compassionate, intuitive and wise :)

Written by H.A. on May 02, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 3 months

Julie is the most wonderful counselor. Her approach is friendly, respectful, caring and compassionate. She really listens to what you have to say and responds without judgement. She provided a safe place for you to speak as honest as you wish too. She makes you feel comfortable in who you are and encourages you to make changes in your life that will only better yourself and your situation. The most inspiring feature about Julie is her faith in God and her ability to remind you that God loves you no matter who you are or what you have done. Her knowledge of the Bible and her security in her walk with God is so very encouraging. Julie is the most wonderful lady and I feel so incredibly blessed and thankful to her for taking the time to help me. I feel so much stronger and have more clarity of thought since carrying out my sessions with Julie and can honestly say that, having felt completely lost in my relationship with God, I know feel stronger and 'on fire' for the Lord. Julie, I will never be able to thank you enough for the kindness, compassion and honesty you have shown me over the last few months. Your support is so very much appreciated by me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for scraping me out of this hole I've allowed myself to live in.

Written by R.U. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 4 months

She is very bright, encouraging, uplifting to be thinking the truth in the LORD as we should, giving hope when life brings clouds of doubt, discouragement, and when I'm on the verge of dispare.
She is very patient to clarify communication, and gently remind me of steps I need to walk towards living & growing in Christ.

Written by H.E. on Mar 25, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 6 months

Julie is considerate and caring. She offers amazing support and help with a grace filled perspective.

Written by K.E. on Feb 08, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

I am enjoying working with Julie very much. Very helpful!

Written by L.I. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

We recently started working with Julie and she is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable, great listener, patient, and she gets back to us all the time.

Written by R.A. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 months

Valuable counseling at an affordable cost with the convenience of not leaving home. Julie is a blessing!

Written by A.S. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 4 months

Julie gives good advices to me, she really understands me, and she never judge me. She also tries her best to give her most objective point of view to me, which is really helpful. And the most important thing is, Julie is such a faithful lady in Christ, which helped me a lot with my decision making and value building.

Written by M.E. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

I don't know her very well but I've already started to fully trust her in any and all subjects. I am looking forward to purging un healthy habits and working on a healthy mental lifestyle.

Written by K.A. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 months

Julie has the utmost respect for where I am and my counseling at all times! She is affirmative, compassionate, and has been very helpful in crisis situations as well! I would recommend her confidentiality and expertise to anyone that needs in-depth and compassionate counseling! I always appreciate her face base, not too pushy But just appropriately on key when I need what I need!

Written by A.W. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Thanks so much Julie!. It is amazing the things I'm starting to realize about myself. I just had no way of getting to these realizations without your expertise. You know just what to ask.. And so painstakingly find the needle in the haystack that i am hiding from myself unknowingly!. What a gift you are ! Blessings!

Written by T.E. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 months

Julie is great at deciphering blobs of words, and she clearly understood what areas of my life I was having trouble in. She was very attentive to my needs, whatever they might have been. I love the idea of Faithful Counseling and wish you all much success. If I were to come back, I’d ask to work with Julie Dodson again. Thank you.

Written by J.A. on Nov 21, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie is an amazing counselor. She has been a great help thus far in supporting me with my self-worth and esteem. I would say one of the best qualities about her is her listening skills. I look forward to the work we will do moving forward.

Written by K.A. on Nov 14, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie has been an empathetic and insightful listener regarding my situation. I am grateful for her help. I would highly recommend her services.

Written by S.A. on Oct 20, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks

Julie is amazing. She really listens and her experience shines through because she can take complex issues and condense answers that make sense and are easy to follow. I loved working with her.

Written by K.A. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

She's great. Provides Godly advice that is on point!

Written by D.A. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

In my short time working with Julie she has been very personable, professional, and responds to messages very timely. I can sense she genuinely cares and offers excellent service to her clients. I am thankful for her partnering with me in working through life.

Written by A.L. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 3 weeks

We have just started a few sessions with Julie and we definitely are getting the support and guidance we need. She is very patient, experienced and understanding. She respects her clients during the conversation. We feel lucky to have her become our counselor and look forward to the following sessions.

Written by N.E. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie is very good at getting to the point and picking up on the underlying issues. She is kind, smart and respectful.

Written by L.A. on Oct 08, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

She is very caring and listens to me, and also provides me with specific ways to work on things I need to change in my life for the better.

Written by T.I. on Oct 04, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie understands how much I need to be listened to, and to be able to process so many things with another person. She does not judge me, but allows me to say everything that is on my mind without censure.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

I'm so thankful for Julie and her wisdom and guidance as I work through struggles that have held me back without challenge until now. She isn't afraid to speak the truth but always does so in love. What a blessing!!

Written by S.H. on Sep 25, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie is thoughtful, compassionate, highly articulate and knowledgeable in matters of the heart and life and God. I am grateful to have been matched with her.

Written by L.I. on Sep 22, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

Julie is a fantastic counselor whom I would recommend for her honesty and encouragement. Thank you!

Written by M.A. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Julie for 2 weeks

She has treated me with kindness and compassion. She has shown me that she hears what I am saying and allows me to openly express my feelings. She has given me tasks to complete to enhance my therapy.