Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR, Counselor in Orland Park
We all are effected by loss and grief at different times of our lives. Some times the experience is more intense than you have ever experienced and this may be the first time looking for support. Various aspects of life shift or are shattered and you don't have to face this alone. My focus is solely on infertility, loss and grief due to an unexpected death. You deserve compassion and sensitivity as you learn about your health, explore options, cope with relationships, make decisions and adjust to a different way of living.
Infertility focus: newly diagnosed primary or secondary infertility, apprehension regarding tests and treatments, relationships, selective reduction, pregnancy after infertility treatment, loss of pregnancy due to miscarriage or stillbirth, third party reproduction, adoption/foster parenting issues, and living child free. Loss focus: Bereavement due to accidental death, suicide or health issue.
You can expect sensitivity and understanding while you evaluate options, make decisions about your family and adjust to changes in life. Expressive therapies are utilized to develop awareness and understanding, explore emotions, and practice coping and relaxation techniques.
Call or Email Julie Blackburn for a free phone consultation now - (815) 668-8854


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Adler University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 180009503 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Registered Art Therapist (ATR) ATCB
  • License No. and State: Nationally Certified Counselor NBCC

Julie Blackburn's Groups

Mending Me Grief Group

This group explores our new identity after experiencing the loss of a loved one. Life changes are experienced on many levels including roles, family relationships, friendships, and views and beliefs about our personal identity. A variety of expressive techniques will be utilized to explore our new way of living. Fee: Min/Max: 6/12 Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm Dates: Dates: 1/16-2/6, 2/20-3/13, 4/24-5/15, 9/18-10/9, 10/30-11/20 . $120/person for 4-session group **Inquire about submitting to insurance for the group.

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Surviving Infertility Workshop

This group is for women and couples that are newly confronted with a difficulty with conceiving or newly exploring an infertility diagnosis. This group meets 4 consecutive weeks. Focus for this interactive group includes: -emotions and understanding your diagnosis -coping with tests, treatment and relationships -self-esteem and self acceptance -defining your family building goals. Min/Max: 6/12 2017 Scheduled Dates: 1/9-1/30, 2/20-3/13, 4/24-5/15, 6/5-6/26, 7/24-8/14, 9/18-10/9, 10/30-11/20​ Fee: $120/person *Inquire about insurance

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Pet Loss Workshop

2 hour workshop to remember beloved pets by creating a memory shadow box with the option to create a memory brick. This workshop is offered in partnership with Kramer Veterinary Services. Supplies are provided for the activities. Please bring personal pet items to include in the shadow box. Fee: $45/person (includes the cost of shadow box and supplies) $80/ 2 people (includes the cost of 1 shadow box and 1 memory brick activities) $10 for extra memory brick activity. 2017 Upcoming Dates: 1/17, 2/21, and 3/14.

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  • Infertility
  • Grief
  • Anxiety


  • Adoption
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Foster & Adoptive Parent Support
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016
Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR, Counselor in Orland Park

Julie Blackburn

Counselor, LCPC, NCC, ATR