25 Years Exp
25 Years Exp
Julee Wickliffe DSW, LCSW (Rutgers University, 2018) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist who has 25 years of experience within the social work field. Dr. Wickliffe was employed with Clarity Treatment Center as a Clinical Director with a focus on substance abuse challenges. Prior to working at Clarity Treatment Center Dr. Wickliffe was employed with Rutgers University Correctional Healthcare and worked in the NJ State Prison System and NJ State Parole System. Dr. Wickliffe has also maintained a private practice, worked on a child/adolescent psychiatric unit in a hospital setting, and worked in a juvenile correctional facility. Dr. Wickliffe treats a wide variety of challenges that individuals may be facing, but she has a passion for helping individuals who are struggling with relationship issues such as: divorce, codependency, and narcissistic abuse. Dr. Wickliffe uses a strengths-based approach to empower her patients. Obstacles are overcome when a client is empathically listened to and able to understand their inner strengths.
Piecing together a client’s narrative to assist them understand the core challenge.
Though every person’s situation is unique, I generally approach the counseling process from a narrative therapy approach. Tell me your story so I can help piece the puzzle together.
My first is considered the most important, because I want the client to feel comfortable. The client has control over the session and the information they provide.
Assisting others in achieving their highest potential through a strengths-based approach. Everyone’s highest potential is different, let’s embark on this journey to find out what your highest potential is.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
My counseling style is holistic, in that I do not utilize a “cookie cutter” approach. I combine various therapies to assist the patient through their challenges, with a focus on looking inward, whereby strength and positive self-esteem is built. I am focused on the here and now and I want to know what is important to you and how we can move you towards your mental wellness goals.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and empathic listening. I am an expert in psychotherapy, you are an expert in yourself, and I believe you already have many of the answers inside of you. Your treatment plan will be individualized and tailored to fit your specific needs.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including relationship struggles, co-dependency, incarceration, depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, social anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis.