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Julie McCalip

Julie has over 25 years of experience in human service settings working with   geriatric clients, people with chronic health issues, and people experiencing end of life issues and grief and loss.  She has expertise in severe and persistent mental health issues, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, and suicidality. Julie has led community-based divorce recovery groups. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to help older teens and adults achieve their fullest potential. Julie also integrates faith and spirituality as requested.


Julie has dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Aurora University, is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is currently working on her Clinical Social Work Licensure hours (LCSW). Julie accepts clients on a sliding fee basis. She does not turn people away due to inability to pay.


Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to come alongside individuals as they seek to grow and challenge themselves to reach their fullest potential. I believe in seeing the whole person in the context of their environment, relationships, spirituality, and life experiences.  I operate on a strengths-based approach. I believe in developing trust and mutual respect in the therapeutic relationship. When people feel unconditional acceptance and safety, they develop insight into themselves and their relationships. The therapeutic process allows them to grow and live in strength. They can in turn relate to others with love, grace, understanding and respect.


Areas of interest:

  • Divorce

  • Grief and loss

  • Older adults

  • Dementia

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Abuse

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Forgiveness

  • Anger and self-regulation

Julie McCalip