Julie Brunson, Counseling Intern

Julie Brunson, Counseling Intern


Counseling Intern


Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families


Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person Centered, Impact Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


In-person, Telehealth


Afternoon, Evening


Out of network with all plans

My warm personality and fun, playful demeanor creates a welcoming environment for children, teens, and adults from all different backgrounds. Using an integrative approach, I incorporate various counseling theories and use art, games, writing, drawing, props, and other creative outlets in my sessions. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, stress management, career counseling, and helping clients navigate life transitions.

I see my clients as the expert in their own life and want to meet you where you are. I relate well with children of all ages and am knowledgeable about ages, stages, and challenges. If your child is having difficulty regulating their emotions or managing their behavior, I can provide them with strategies and coping skills to improve their ability to function better at home and in school.

I practice under the supervision of Casey Sarafinas, LPC.


B.S. in Psychology, Virginia Tech

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, George Mason University

Professional Affiliation:

American Counseling Association

Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors

Counselors for Social Justice at Mason

More About Me:

My husband and I have raised three children who are now in their twenties. Before becoming a therapist, I spent 30 years working with children and families in a variety of settings including early childhood education, preschool, daycare, transitional housing, non-profits, and homeless prevention programs. In my spare time, I enjoy doing hot yoga, taking walks, playing racquetball, doing macrame (although my artistic, creative focus changes frequently), reading, camping, and going to the beach.

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