Salem Therapists

Julie Ford

Julie N. Ford, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor

Hi, my name is Julie Ford. I am a clinical social worker licensed to practice in Oregon. I spent my formative years in San Diego. As an adult, I’ve lived all over the United States, including Texas, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Southern Utah. In December (2020), I relocated to the enchanted state of Oregon. As a mother of two grown daughters, I have first-hand experience traversing the complexities of parenting. When I’m not working with individuals, I enjoy yoga, biking, fiction writing, and gardening. I look forward to meeting you!

Julie's Approach

I work from a philosophy that all emotions are “good” emotions. Like positive emotions, hard emotions give you insight into who you are and what is important to you. I’ll teach you how to manage emotions and behaviors that stand between you and the life you desire through specialized skills. I know how much courage it requires to take that first step toward vulnerability and healing. Together we will set goals and adjustments as your needs change.

I am a certified clinical trauma professional and trained in multiple therapeutic modalities, which allow me to tailor treatment to your individual needs. I believe that critical awareness is the key to unlocking the source of problem behaviors. Therefore, I offer psychoeducation into the mind/body/behavior connection. As a firm believer in the healing qualities of daily mindfulness practice, I’ll help you identify the best grounding/opening strategies for your specific preferences.

More About Julie Ford

Professionally, I have worked as a Lamaze certified childbirth instructor and small business owner/manager. As an LCSW, I have experience working in residential care with teens in crisis. I also spent a year helping teens and young adults in an intensive outpatient program, where I gained experience with families and groups. In addition, I enjoy working with adults through individual therapy.

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a master’s in social work (2006). I earned a bachelor of arts in political science from San Diego State University (1992). I have completed a trauma certification program, am DBT informed, EMDR trained, and have engaged in professional pieces of training for internal family systems and motivational interviewing.

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
  • OCD: Obsessive-Compulsive Thoughts or Actions
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder