Julie J. Wells, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine
Located near the Irvine Spectrum, I invite you to come in for a free consultation to learn how I can help heal anxiety, depression,adult children of alcoholics, and create better relationships for couples and families. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relaxation/Guided Imagery and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families. I also specialize in blended families and co-parenting issues as a certified Parenting with Love and Logic Facilitator.
Research proves that if we know how to reach for each other and pull each other close in times of distress, our relationships will be secure, satisfying and long lasting. I work with couples, families and siblings to break their negative cycles and learn positive new ways of interacting.
For couples counseling I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an empirically proven method of healing relationships based on attachment theory. Research has shown that 90% of couples that participate in EFT get better and 73% continue to show many signs of improvement in follow up studies.
Call or Email Julie J. Wells for a free consultation now - (949) 531-7072

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: California State University, Fullerton
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: 79760 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Any PPO Network, Harrington Health, APS Healthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Mariposa Counseling Center/Bereavement Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: Laura's House Domestic Violence Shelter/Domestic Violence Certificatio
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Julie J. Wells's Groups

Relationship Enhancement for Couples

If you want a better relationship with your partner, this is the group for you. Based on Sue Johnson's book, "Hold Me Tight", participants will learn how to break out of their negative cycles and restore their loving connection. Call for the dates of our next session.

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Couples Retreat

Are you longing for a closer, more intimate connection with your partner? Hold Me Tight weekend is a 14-hour workshop held Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. For more info, go to couplesrelationshipweekend.com.

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Stress Free Parenting

Based on Jim Fay and Foster Cline's "Parenting With Love and Logic", this six week workshop will teach you how to avoid unwinnable power struggles, set enforceable limits, stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things and much more. Our multi-media format includes video presentations, workbooks and hands-on practice during class.

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Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling, ACOA
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Asian

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016
Julie J. Wells, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine

Julie J. Wells

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT