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    About Julie Benoit, LPC, NCC

    Hi there! Iā€™m Julie. I believe that life is full of situations that propel us forward and force us to change and grow as humans. I am passionate about helping others find their power, strength, and courage in order to do this. My journey to becoming a counselor started almost ten years ago when I decided to make a bold move to change careers. I went to graduate school at the University of New Orleans and from there was able to pursue my love for helping others. My life experiences combined with the knowledge and skills that I obtained allow me to truly hold space for my clients as they learn to navigate challenging times and take better care of themselves.

    Prior to starting my private practice, I worked at community agencies providing intensive outpatient therapy to those suffering from substance use and addiction. I have experience with group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, mentoring new counselors, and coordinating education classes.

    I grew up in the New Orleans metro area but am currently residing in Ocean Springs, MS. When I am not seeing clients I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog (you may see her make an appearance during our telehealth sessions). My hobbies include reading, baking, and exercise. I love music, concerts (pre-covid), and chocolate!

    My Approach

    I am dedicated to helping my clients find emotional and mental stability and use a variety of approaches to achieve this. My style of therapy includes a blend of traditional talk therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. I tend to be solution focused and want to help you find new and effective ways to increase your quality of life. Together, we will establish your goals for therapy and figure out action steps to help you get there. Click here to learn more about cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in Business Administration ā€“ University of New Orleans
    • M.Ed. in Counseling Education, Clinical Mental Health Track ā€“ University of New Orleans
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Louisiana, #7103
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Mississippi, #2653
    • National Certified Counselor (NCC), #883793

     

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    My Values

    Confidentiality

    Providing a confidential space. There are a few exceptions to confidentiality which will be explained to you when starting therapy and also in your intake paperwork.

    Creativity

    We collaborate as a team on your treatment plan, goals, and tools that would best suit you.

    Compassion

    I strive to be warm, caring, understanding, and genuine with my clients.

    Equality

    I value unconditional acceptance and inclusivity. This is a safe space for all humans regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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