Julie Shortridge | Cumming

MA, LPC

Julie chose her business name, A Life’s Journey, because she believes that life is, indeed, a journey. She found that it wasn’t about “arriving”; instead, it’s about learning to be present as you navigate life’s challenges, struggles, and joys. Even while walking in the “valley,” great peace and serenity can be experienced, especially with God.

Julie shares a personal journey about a time when her son was found dead and after life-saving measures, he was revived. While she waited in the trauma center, she discovered God’s great presence in her surrender of giving her son over to him. In such agony and despair, she found profound peace.

Julie works with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, rage, blended family, addiction in the family, loss, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, low self-worth, self-injury, relationship issues, bullying, enabling, life changes, medical issues, parenting struggles, loss of faith, spiritual struggles, trauma, divorce, and child/adolescent issues. You can reach her through her scheduling website, calling her schedulers, or texting her. She would be honored to guide and equip you.


ISSUES

ADHD, Addiction, Adoption, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Cancer, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gender Identity/Transgender, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men's Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

Specialties: Anxiety, Child/Adolescent, Depression, Family Counseling, Grief


CLIENT FOCUS

Age: Toddlers/Preschoolers (0 to 5), Children (6 to 10), Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Group, Individuals, Veterans, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, LGBTQ+


TREATMENT APPROACH

Types of Therapy: 12-Step, ACOA, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gestalt, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Imago, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


QUALIFICATIONS

School: Ashland University/Theological Seminary, The Ohio State University
Year Graduated: 1992
License No. and State: LPC003547 GA

Locations

A Life's Journey, Inc.
5991 Parkway N. Blvd., Suite B4
Cumming, GA 30040

Office Phone: (770) 929-6265


OFFICE HOURS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00–8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: Yes


FINANCES

Average Cost: $100–150/session

Sliding Scale: No

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard

Accepted Insurance: Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Meritain, Magellan, Kaiser/UBH (Out of Network), Multiplan, Self Pay

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