Julie Zemke
M.S.W., LCSW

Locations : Alpharetta – GA, Midtown – GA, Telemental Health – GA

“I have a particular interest in helping empower people to set healthy boundaries and voice their needs in a more assertive manner.

I feel honored to listen and provide tools shown to improve overall quality of life.”

Julie Zemke is frequently described as relatable, funny, direct, and empathetic. She has a strong focus on trauma counseling and interest in providing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence based form of cognitive behavioral therapy proven to help in reducing the symptoms of trauma and depression in approximately 12 sessions. Julie works with adults to address symptoms related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma/abuse (PTSD), life adjustments, LGBTQ, substance use, gambling use, low self-esteem, codependency, borderline personality, and mood disorders. Julie provides individual therapy sessions in person or remotely. She is excited to offer the option to “walk and talk” for those that would be more comfortable in movement, with less direct eye contact, while combining the well- known benefits of exercise, nature, and talk therapy.

Julie obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University and began providing substance use treatment in 2009. Julie received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee specializing in Clinical Mental Health/Substance Abuse in 2013. She earned a certificate in trauma and has received training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and gambling use disorder. Julie has worked in a wide variety of settings with those experiencing both substance use and mental health disorders.  Her wide work experience offers others a fresh and insightful look into their thoughts and emotions leading to the changes that help us be the best version of ourselves. She holds a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Work) degree in both Wisconsin & Georgia.

Julie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, swimming, and reading.