Julie M Illari

M. ed., Ed. Sp. Mental Health Student Intern

  • Counseling intern currently completing the required practicum to obtain her CACREP approved license in mental health counseling.
  • BS Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Psychology – University of South Carolina
  • MA Literacy Education – University of Missouri
  • Education Specialist through the Transition to Teaching Program – University of Dayton
  • Post Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership – Liberty University
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership – Liberty University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ongoing) – CalSouthern University
  • MS in Mental Health Counseling (ongoing) – Liberty University
  • Certified in Prepare and Enrich

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Dysmorphia
  • Life Coaching
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Military family transition and adjustment
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Support to Caregivers
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Young adult challenges with identity
  • Children and families facing challenges with/in the school setting
  • Support to families and individuals with disabilities
  • Support to families managing terminal illness
  • Adolescence

Have you ever felt the need to speak with someone who understands, who has walked in your shoes, who has helped people who have faced similar challenges? Have you felt frustrated, hopeless or that others wouldn’t understand? Julie is a counseling intern who has a diverse life background that equips her to support many areas of need. As the spouse of a retired military member, she has firsthand experience with families and individuals that are facing trauma, transition, adjustment, separation, and loss. Having spent more than twenty years as an exceptional student (special) educator and school administrator Julie has provided extensive support with all areas of disabilities as well as the challenges faced with ADHD, ASD, Personality Disorders, identity, bullying, planning for college, struggles in adolescence and transition for students with disabilities. Julie also served as the primary caregiver for two aging parents, so she has experience and insight into loss, terminal illness, depression, hopelessness and the challenges and joy of caregiving.

You don’t have to face these challenges alone, don’t accept hopelessness and despair. Care and support are here for you to heal and grow.

Julie Illari, Ed. D. Pscy D. (ongoing), Masters of science mental health counseling (ongoing), Doctorate degree in educational leadership (2021), Post graduate in educational leadership (2016), Masters of arts in literacy education (2005), Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary students concentrated in psychology and sociology (1997)

Other Info:

Julie has been married to her husband for more than thirty-one years, and they have three sons with the youngest entering his last year in high school. Julie enjoys traveling with her husband and loves anything involving fitness, which she feels is a key support for mental and emotional wellness.

Location: Brandon Office, Zoom available

Fee: $90 per hour session