Certifications:

  • Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
  • State of Oklahoma Approved LMFT Supervisor
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

 

Clinical Focus:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Play Therapy

Telehealth or Online Therapy is available!

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Julie Perna

It brings me joy when I see the lives of my clients improve. Bringing more than fifteen years of experience with me, my approach is to tailor therapy to your unique needs – the needs of each person and family with whom I meet. We’ll work together to find solutions.

I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages. I enjoy helping clients in areas such as adoption, anger management, anxiety, boundary setting, chronic illness, chronic pain, co-parenting after separation or divorce, cultural adjustments, depression, divorce recovery, family relationships, grief, life transitions, parent-child relationships, marriage, pre-marital counseling, spirituality, and young adult transitions into adulthood. If you request it, we can take a specifically Christian focus in counseling.

When working with your child, I use a variety of techniques and include other family members in order to support your child as we work towards improvement. Play is the language of children, making play therapy an excellent choice for your child. In adolescents, I’ve seen success in treating depression, anxiety, strained family relationships, and many other daunting hardships. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, designed to treat trauma and traumatic grief in children and teens.

My approach to couples therapy begins with learning about the historical context and current challenges that are keeping you from a healthy relationship. We will then work to discover what’s best for your partnership and pursue healing.

Change is possible, there is hope, and I’d love to help.

Julie is originally from Kansas City. She moved to Oklahoma to earn her Bachelor of Psychology from Oklahoma Christian University in 2004. She then completed a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University in 2006. Before entering private practice, Julie provided therapy for the child welfare system, individuals with chronic severe mental illness at a community mental health agency, and for Native Americans through The Chickasaw Nation. She is an animal lover, loves traveling, enjoys artistic creativity, and finds great joy in spending time with her husband and two children.