College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Julie Lenyk has over 13 years of experience in the counseling profession. She earned a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, a master's in clinical mental health counseling. is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervision designation (Ohio), and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (Ohio).
She has extensive experience in the treatment and recovery of substance use disorders; working as a counselor, clinical supervisor, and director of residential and outpatient treatment programs, and transitional and permanent supportive housing for individuals with substance use disorders. She designed and led the trainings in a chemical dependency counselor assistant training program for a large behavioral health organization. She developed several programs to meet the needs of recovery individuals as part of the larger recovery oriented systems of care; including family recovery, wellness, vocational services, and recovery support services.
She is a counselor educator and researcher focusing on the treatment and recovery from substance use disorders, trauma informed care, mindfulness and wellness. She is the lead faculty instructor for the Addiction Counseling I course and has served as core faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at the Univeristy of Akron. She has presented at the local, state, and national levels on topics related to wellness, trauma and trauma informed care, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders, mindfulness, and job satisfaction.