Julie Lineburgh MEd LPCC
B.A., Self, Society, and Culture, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
M.Ed., Community Counseling, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Currently completing a Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Internship, Counseling Services, Hiram College, Hiram, OH
My passion for college mental health counseling started in my first year as a doctoral student and continues to grow. Working with students as they navigate their lives and mental health gives me meaning and purpose. While I have worked in many settings, including a community mental health agency and private practice, most of my experience is with college students in higher education environments.
My experience encompasses both the developmental and mental health concerns of college students today. I have assisted students in working through a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: relationship and family concerns, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, concerns related to LGBTQQAI identities, trauma, career concerns, ADHD, and increasing self-esteem. College is a time of great growth and change, along with psychological and emotional distress from a variety of issues and concerns. Therefore, I consider myself to be a generalist who has knowledge and experience in working with the multitude of concerns students bring to counseling.
Approach to Therapy
I have often thought that mental health counseling is a field, which helps people to change and grow. To facilitate this change and growth, I believe that it is vital to create an environment that is warm, caring, and supportive. Processing your thoughts and feelings is not always easy and it takes courage to change, which is why I build therapeutic relationships based on collaboration and trust. This means that I am open to feedback from my students, because I believe that growth happens both ways.
I use a variety of approaches and techniques to therapy depending on the student and the issues they present. The foundation of my approach is humanistic psychology, where I look at the whole person and how their behaviors come from their thoughts, feelings, and self-concept. I also utilize concepts from solution-focused therapy, which draws on specific goals and the strengths of the student. When patterns of thinking and maladaptive behaviors, and beliefs need to be changed, I use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). To assist students with concerns regarding meaning in life, freedom, and responsibility I incorporate principles of existential therapy. For students who need a more creative and visual approach to therapy, I integrate activities of drawing, collage, and music to facilitate expression and understanding.
Approach to Wellness
Our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships all impact our levels of wellness. I view college as a pivotal time to learn and sustain wellness practices that will benefit you now and throughout your life. My educational and professional background as a mental health counselor gives me a unique perspective in that wellness is comprised of many different aspects. One of my primary tasks as a counselor is to help students identify ways in which they can improve and strengthen their wellness goals, whether its in one or several areas. Wellness is journey that requires us to be adaptable, persistent, and kind to ourselves and others.
I am a member of ACA (American Counseling Association), ACCA (American College Counseling Association), treasurer of OCCA (Ohio College Counseling Association), and past-president and social co-chair of CSI (Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling honors society). I am also involved as a co-chair of the Graduate Student and New Professionals Committee of ACCA.
The ways I incorporate wellness into my own life are taking long walks with friends, baking, watching British period dramas, drinking tea, reading, traveling, and snuggling with my beloved cat Maggie. You are also likely to see me walking around in fun socks with brightly colored Converse sneakers.