Julie McMullen, MS. Ed, NCC, LPC has experience with child, adolescent and adult issues, and enjoys working with the family as a whole, as well. She has extensive knowledge of trauma-induced stress and anxiety, behavior issues, and grief and loss. Julie counsels from a view point of optimism and hope, and encourages her clients to see that there are always options to improve their quality of life.
Julie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and spent over a decade working with court adjudicated youth. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania, where she also became a Nationally Certified Counselor, and has recently achieved her License of Professional Counseling from the Pennsylvania state board of professionals. She has worked as a school counselor in a Pittsburgh Public high school, but currently works as the school counselor in a rural charter school district.
These experiences have helped Julie to understand the pressures that students face at all levels in their academics and the impact that the families can have on student success. Julie has been with Outreach since 2013 and has facilitated our Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART) and Drug and Alcohol Education (CHOICES) groups in addition to individual and family therapy.