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

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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 fee and insurance information.
  • www.embraceyourlifecounseling.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

You've been trying to live the perfect life to fulfill your dreams.

You're grieving the loss of something important in your life that you have worked hard to maintain and it's just not working out quite the way you'd like it to. Maybe there is something in your life, whether it's an area that is affecting the relationship with your significant other, a stressful job that seems to have lost it's purpose, or a past event that continues to interfere with your present situation, or anything else that has thrown your life off track. As a result, you have lost your balance and are not sure how to cope with what you are going through.

If you're finding yourself struggling to manage your life right now or having trouble keeping up with things, contact me today for a consultation to start learning how you can embrace and find peace in your life once again!

Individual Counseling and Therapy for men and women struggling with grief and loss, managing stress and past trauma that continue to interfere with self-worth, coping skills and a sense of purpose. 
Couples Counseling and Therapy for anyone struggling with infidelity, lack of intimacy within their relationship and who want to strengthen the basic foundation of trust. 
Group Counseling and Therapy to help one another stay supported and grounded while working through difficult topics of interest.
In addition, I have experience working with the following areas:
  •  Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
  • Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  • Life Transitions
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Depression and 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.

As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, I help you work through burnout and fatigue associated with the work place, especially with those professionals in the areas of helping others (Mental Health workers, First Responders, etc).
As a Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist, I provide counseling utilizing CBT methods including reframing and changing thoughts and behaviors.
As a Distance Certified Counselor, I can provide video online web counseling to those who reside in the state of Texas. 
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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Individual Office Visit (50-60 minutes) $150.00
  • Couple's Office Visit (50-60 minutes) $150.00
  • Video Distance Session (50-60 minutes) $150.00
  • Group Visit (90 minutes) $60.00
  • 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
  5. Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional
  6. Cognitive Behavior Therapy Certified
  7. Distance Certified Counselor

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 Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX and have also taught 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.
Please contact me for a current list of groups and workshops going on. You will need to be screened. 
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