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Julie Skelton, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
 
Specialized Areas: 
  • Parenting / Family Dynamics
  • Children / Teens
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions
  • Strength-based Interventions
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy Trained
  • Trained in Prepare and Enrich
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing Technique
  • Trained as a Mediator
  • Working with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  • Socialization and Relationship Education
Julie is currently accepting new clients. She works with children/teens and families.
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About Me:

I was drawn to social work after years of advocating for my own children with their learning differences.  I quickly realized that the standard way of doing things was not working and began thinking outside the box.  I then began advocating for other families through a state-wide organization in New Mexico and finally found philosophies that matched my strength-based approach to working with my children and my clients.  I returned to school and earned my Master's of Social Work in 2012 at New Mexico State University where those philosophies were being taught. 

I am a proud mother of six children - the youngest of which is almost an adult.  I am finally a grandmother for the first time.

Travel and experiences with other cultures have led me to hosting eight exchange students from countries like Europe and Asia and working as a coordinator for exchange students and later for Au Pairs.  I have also worked in a small rural community with primarily Native American clients from Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo for the last six years.


I enjoy playing games, doing crafts and puzzles.  I often bring activities into my sessions to relieve the tension of focusing on difficult topics.  I also have a cute little puppy that likes to work with me and cuddle with my clients. 

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My Background:

Upon graduation, I became the Executive Director of a homeless shelter for families and saw first hand the multi-generational impact of trauma on families.  Not only did I try to bring about change for families through education at the shelter, my husband and I also became foster parents and focused our attention on providing a safe place for adolescents and teenagers to live.  Over the eight years that we fostered, we welcomed over 40 youth into our family and officially adopted three - bringing us to a total of six children.  Parenting techniques, attachment and trauma work became my fascination and i networked with other foster parents to provide support to them as well.

Later, I switched to working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a rural, Native American community.  My experience with parenting techniques, strength-based work and positive behavior interventions worked well with my new clients.  It developed into also becoming a certified Friends and Relationship instructor through the State of New Mexico to teach the individuals about making friends, healthy relationships, red flags in relationships, interpersonal skills, sex, consent and safety. 

Now, I live in Arizona and look forward to using my cumulative experience to work with my neighbors in Maricopa and help them thrive as individuals and as families.

Insurance &
Cash Pay Rates

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Insurance Plans In-Network:

  • Aetna

  • BCBS

 

Cash Pay Rates:

  • Initial Intake (60 minutes): $170

  • Individual Session (53 minutes): $150

  • Family Session (60 minutes): $170

  • Family Session (85 minutes): $210

Family Therapy will not be billed utilizing insurance - cash pay only

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Image by Bartek Garbowicz

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