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Master of Social Work

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

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Julia is currently pursuing her full-licensure as a clinical social worker (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in North Carolina. Julia has a passion for helping others, which led her to receive her undergraduate degree in Psychology (minoring in Biology) from William Peace University 2018. She then moved to The School of Social Work graduate program at North Carolina State University shortly after graduating from Peace. She committed the next two years to learning the fundamentals of Social Work and the importance/duty of this title. Through her practicum experience, she found a passion for individual work in a clinical setting, which led her to joining Cornerstone Counseling and Wellness the summer after graduation from NCSU.

 

Julia specializes and is working towards expertise in the treatment and education of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

 

She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Julia also uses elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) depending on her patients needs. 

 

Julia also implements Art and Music Therapy and Perfectionism/Self-Compassion work with her patients. 

 

Julia emphasizes the therapeutic alliance and the importance of learning skills outside of session. She often finds herself handing her clients relevant worksheets, video links, handouts, and more. She finds therapy to not only be a comforting space to be a human, but also space to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. 

 

Julia personally enjoys engaging creative activities in her free-time, such as poetry and drawing. She also spends a lot of time with her Beagle, Millie, who sometimes joins her in sessions!

Julia Markovich