Julia Ayraud, MA, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, CGRS

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor; Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • 25301 Borough Park Drive, Suite 105, The Woodlands, Texas, 77380
  • Phone: 936-777-3940
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  • Session Fees: Please contact me for fees and insurance information.
  • www.embraceyourlifecounseling.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

Welcome! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting someone! You have already done the hardest part.
Have you ever wondered if there is hope for treating trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts? Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is or how to deal with a life transition? Let me help you learn to embrace your life and not run from it! Sometimes it may be difficult to go through change or life transitions by yourself. I am here to help guide you as you walk through the process and evaluate what has been weighing you down. We may discover that there are stumbling blocks along the way that are weighing you down.
I too, have gone through many of the areas I specialize in. It helps knowing you have someone who understands you and can empathize with you every step of the way.
I have a variety of areas that I specialize in:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression                                                                    
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Relationship issues

In addition, I have experience working with the following areas:
  •  Self-Esteem
  • Career Exploration
  • Life Transitions
  • Spirituality
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression/Anxiety

As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches into counseling. I pull from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. In addition, I add creative approaches into counseling that help make therapy fun and enjoyable!
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I help you to work through your trauma by first establishing safety, coping skills, and information on how the trauma impacts the brain. Then we will work through the trauma using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Narrative Therapy to help you find relief from the trauma. 
As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I offer a variety of programs to choose from to help you work through your grief and loss using the Grief Recovery Method.
1. One-on-One 7-week Program
2. Grief Support Group 8-week Program
3. When Children Grieve 6-week Program (for parents of children or anyone working with children)
4. Pet Loss 6-week Program
Contact me for more information and please visit my website on Grief Recovery Method at http://www.juliaayraud.com.
I accept a few insurance plans. If I do not accept your insurance plan, I will gladly provide you a receipt for you to file with your insurance company.
  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ComPsych
  • ComPsych EAP 

  • Office Visit (50-60 minutes) $150.00
  • No Show/Late Cancelation $75.00 

  1. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX Masters of Art in Community Counseling; Specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling 2010
  2. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education); Minor in Special Education 2003 

  1.  Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  2. National Certified Counselor
  3. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  4. Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

I gained my experience from a variety of places. At the psychiatric hospital and outpatient programs, I worked with couples, families, individuals, and groups in crisis and helped them transition to a place where they could cope and manage their difficulties with the support of others. I gained competence with drug and alcohol abuse, mood disorders, anxiety management, and self-harm. At the women’s center, I worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups who were victims of sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence (physical, emotional, mental abuse). Today, in addition to having a private practice, I am also a professor at Lone Star College in Houston, TX.
Are you an LPC-Intern looking for a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor? I can help! Contact me for further details and to set up an appointment to talk further about supervision.
GROUPS: I offer an Embracing Self-Worth Group for adults and one for teens. I also offer a Grief and Loss group for adults. Please contact me for more details!
I look forward to speaking with you soon! Please contact me at (936) 777-3940 or juliaayraud@hushmail.com. 


Julia Ayraud Reaches

The Woodlands TX