JAC Julie Carbajal, LLP, LLPC, RAC

Limited Licensed Psychologist
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Addictions Counselor

“Connection. Acceptance. Fun. Integrity. Leadership. Courage. What are your values?
My desire is to help you move closer to them through purposeful change. We are all capable of leading meaningful lives guided by our values, once we get unstuck from whatever inside us is holding us back. I am honored to work side by side with clients to help with this process, using mindfulness skills to relate to this experience in a more effective way, so that energy can be then freed up to pursue a life committed to doing what is important.”

Special Interests

Anxiety disorders including OCD, PTSD, and other trauma disorders, panic disorder, phobias, and co-occurring depression; Substance use disorders and recovery; Chronic and persistent psychiatric disorders including borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychotic/delusional disorders; LGBTQ population; ACT, DBT, and Exposure (ERP) therapies

Experience

• Therapist, Child & Family Psychological Services, 2018-Present
• Therapist, Barry County Community Mental Health, 2016-2018
• Volunteer Group Facilitator, Grand Rapids Pride Center (group for LGBTQ individuals with mental illness), 2015-2016
• Intern, Berghuis Psychological Services, 2015
• Intern, North Kent Guidance Services, LGBT Center, 2015
• Unit Coordinator and Patient Care Provider, Pine Rest Hospital Based Services, 2012-2015
• Several years of teaching experience with adults, including Adjunct Faculty/Instructor at University of Cincinnati, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2009-2010 and as a one year Guest Lecturer at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) in the School of International Business and Management, 2006-2007

Education

• M.A., Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2015
• Graduate Study, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2009-2010
• M.B.A., International Management, Thunderbird International School of Management, 2004
• B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, 2000