Area of interests include:
  • trauma

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

  • chronic pain / chronic Illness

  • military families / military life

  • families

Julie Payne, MA, LMFT-Supervisor, Co-Owner

Doctoral Candidate NCU

Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Texas.  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, in 2016 she returned to school as a doctoral student at Northcentral University and is working on her dissertation in the DMFT program.  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 been an arthritis advocate since 2005 and has spoken at the Juvenile Arthritis National Conference in 2007 on the impact of a chronic illness on friends and families, at Cedars-Sinai for RA Talk to discuss a patient’s perspective, for Arthritis in PrimeTime in 2010 on dating and relationships with a chronic illness, in 2011 on communicating with your doctors, and 2012 on pregnancy and parenting.  In addition, she has conducted trainings and workshops for various organizations in California and Texas.