About Amelia Laurent-Julien

About Amelia Laurent-Julien

Under this section this where you would normally find my credentials and a whole bunch of clinical and professional words. We will get to all that in a minute! Before we get to that, let me say that I congratulate you on deciding to make a change somewhere in your life! It is not easy to admit that something is a problem, but once you do change can begin to happen. Change happens when you acknowledge there is something that needs to change. You can become the person you want to be and I am here to help you build that bridge to a better you in a brighter future. I am a counselor that will tell you what you should hear instead of what you want to hear, I definitely will call you out if I see something not adding up (at least thats what my clients tell me)! What we all have in common is that we are all human with human emotions. (Sometimes we forget that) We are all going to get sad, happy, angry, hurt, excited, anxious and everything else between every now and then…..it is how we handle it that we can control. Are you ready to take that control back? Done feeling the way that you do? The only way out is through, so lets build your bridge to cross over to the better life you want and get through it together!

So on to the clinical stuff!

My name is Amelia Laurent-Julien, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CPDPE, CDVS-I and I am the owner of Building Bridges Behavioral Health, LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and a Certified Domestic Violence Specialist (Level I).  I specializes in working with school aged children 4-12 years of age with specific issues such as ADHD, bullying, trauma, anger management, and life transitions through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy/ including Sand Tray Therapy and Person- Centered Therapy. I work with adults ages 18 and over on resolving issues such as post-partum depression, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, life adjustment/transitions, and grief. I incoperate different styles and theoretical approaches, as I tailor therapy to the individual needs. Although I am an eclectic therapist, I concentrate more on behaviors and how to eliminate those we do not like! I am certified in positive discipline from an Adlerian approach and teach parenting classes based on this approach.

A few personal about me things: I love to write, spend time with my family and friends, craft - I love making personalized items when I have spare time such as tee shirts, tumblers, mousepads, keychains..ect. I love anything DIY! I am also a photographer and love creating memories with my camera. I love to travel, physically and mentally! I love to learn anything new that I do not have any prior knowledge of.  I have a few kids, including a dog named Jaxson. I was born and raised in the river parishes of Louisiana where I still reside with my family.

I am an active member in these professional organizations:

  • Positive Discipline Association
  • Louisiana Counseling Association
  • National Anger Management Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota

 

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s in psychology from Grambling State University
  • Master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator (CPDPE)
  • Certified Domestic Violence Specialist - I (CDVS-1)