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Licensed In
California & Texas

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Area of interests include:
  • trauma

  • depression, anxiety, trauma, and disruptive behaviors in children 3-18

  • chronic pain / chronic Illness

  • military families / military life

  • Speaking & Training


Dr. Julie Payne, DMFT, LMFT-Supervisor


Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Texas with over 15 years of clinical experience.  She graduated from California State University Long Beach in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles in 2007.  Julie returned to to the classroom in 2015 as an adjunct faculty at College of the Mainland in TX.  Additionally, she received her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University in 2022.  She is also the founder of Thrive In Schools bringing access to quality mental health care directly to students at their school. She has been working with couples, families, and individuals at community-based mental health agencies and in private practice.  She is trained in MAP and is a  certified supervisor, nationally certified in TF-CBT, and trained in EMDR Therapy.

Her areas of interest include working with families and individuals suffering from a chronic illness or living with chronic pain, military families, and trauma.  She has presented numerous times for the Arthritis Foundation and United States Military, In addition, she has conducts trainings and workshops for various organizations in California and Texas.

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