About Me

About Me

Julie Russell is a therapist specializing in individual, couples, teens, children and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Tigard, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

Julie has many years of experience working with families and children. She has volunteered in schools, the community and worked at homeless shelters. Julie is a graduate of George Fox University with a Masters Degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy. She uses an integrated approach, she specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Conversion Therapy (TCT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and some Jungian techniques. She is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Julie has presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of child/parent relationships, addiction, child development, depression, anxiety and adult relationship issues.

Julie is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


George Fox University, MA

Masters Degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy

Additional Training

Emotional Focused Therapy

Sandtray Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Play Therapy

Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy

Trauma Conversion Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) - Oregon

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Oregon

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) - Washington

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTa) - Washington

Registered Play Therapist - Association of Play Therapy

American Counseling Association-ACA

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-AAMFT

Association for Play Therapy-APT

Oregon Counseling Association-ORCA

The Oregon Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-OAMFT

Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists-AMCAP

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