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Suffering and struggles are a part of this life. Ancient wisdom teaches us that making meaning of your pain is the foundation for finding healing and health. I walk with my clients to find the strength and courage to face their hardships and find their path to peace, joy and hope by sorting out and untangling the complexity of your thoughts and feelings.
Soul care, christian formation, and professional counseling are woven together from years of training and experience integrating Christianity with the psychotherapy model called Internal Family Systems (IFS). Every struggle begins in ones' thought-life, working with me will help you be more intentional with your inner dialogue, resulting in the desired changes toward peacefulness. The inter-relatedness of spirit, mind, and body is foundational to the process of addressing every part of who you are to bring you to the next steps of your journey of experiencing the peace that passes understanding.
Julie Honeycutt, MMFT, NCC, LMHC, LPC is National Board Certified Counselor licensed in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Additional post-graduate studies have been through the American Association for Pastoral Counselors, as well the Center for Self Leadership since 2004, specializing as a certified Level 3 Internal Family Systems therapist. She's the designated Christian spokesperson on the Diversity and Inclusion committee with the Center for Self-Leadership.
Offering Christian IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy as a certified IFS therapist trained at all three levels. My training is unique in that I had the privilege of attending level 1 & 2 solely with other like-minded Christians which afforded us to wrestle with where the IFS model of therapy does not align with our faith world view. I've been leading groups, workshops, and lectures for churches, therapists, and clergy since 2007 offering back to my community this integrative perspective on psychology and faith.
View my IFS experience here.
Areas of Focus
- Wholistic wellness (spirit, mind, and body)
- Consultation for therapists integrating faith and psychology
- How to slow down the mind for contemplation and prayer
- Untangling the mind
- Suffering well
- Healing the healer
- Burnout for the helper
- Inner Critic/Shame
- Work/Life Balance
- Decisions & Discernment
- Religious Wounds
- Forgiveness (of self, others, and God)
- Spiritual Development & Crisis of Faith
- Childhood Neglect; the invisible wound
Clergy/Ministry families, professionals, college students, young professionals, therapists, and non-crisis couples therapy where only one partner is willing to attend therapy.
In addition to her psychotherapy training, Julie offers her clients expertise in physical health with seven years experience as a fitness director/personal trainer and six years experience in collegiate level athleticism. She views her clients through a holistic lens of spirit, mind, and body, believing that emotions are also somatic (physical) in nature. Specific experiential techniques, such as guided meditations, are used to release dominant emotions.
Clients with existential struggles will find that the IFS model specifically helps with connecting what they "know" about God and living that knowledge out. Many people describe this experience as a 'head-heart disconnect.' She offers her clients a unique experience of self-discovery by helping them unburden fears that keep them stuck in unhealthy thinking patterns and decision making. Through this process, clients experience long-lasting healing as they learn how to live in the freedom of authenticity. Learn more about how I use the IFS model by clicking here to go to the IFS Information page.
Julie has presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of "Integrating Christian Spirituality/Theology and the Internal Family Systems Model," "Balancing Spirit, Mind, and Body," and many more. To learn about her current speaking engagements click here to go to the page. Workshops
National Board for Certified Counselors
What my credentials mean:
MMFT- Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
NCC- National Certified Counselor
LMHC- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
LPC-MHSP- Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation
IFS- Internal Family Systems
CL3- Certified Level 3 (Level 3 is the highest level of training in the IFS model)