Julie Richards MS LPCC 



Julie earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Wright State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Psychology, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Julie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with advanced trauma training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®). As a TBRI® Practitioner, Julie works with foster and adoptive parents, as well as supporting parents and children from hard places. TBRI® was founded by Dr. Karyn Purvis at Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development, and utilized by Empowered to Connect and Show Hope.

Julie is a Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist (DARTT) with extensive training in the work of Pia Mellody. Healing Our Core Issues supports clients in a psychodynamic counseling approach that includes family of origin work, attachment theory, mindfulness, and somatic experience.


Julie has experienced the healing and redemption of God in her own life, and emphatically believes God uses our own journey to be a strong support for others. As a pastor’s wife and mother of four children, from middle school to young adults, and an adoptive mom, she is able to offer insight and help from both her life experience and professional training. Her past work in women’s ministry leadership and Bible Study writing and teaching is an encouragement to many in need of support in their faith. Her background in education and passion for life-long learning offers clients a relational approach to psychoeducation and neuroscience. Julie also leads mission teams to China to serve in orphan care.

Her areas of concentration include:

  • Adoption
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)
  • Relational Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Family of Origin work
  • Trained in EMDR Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Codependency
  • Partners of sex addiction, pornography and infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Marital distress
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
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