Dr. Julie Lenyk earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervision designation (LPCC-S, Ohio), and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC, Ohio). She currently serves as Contributing Faculty at Walden University and teaches Field Experience and Pre-Practicum courses.
Her clinical expertise focuses on the treatment of trauma, with a special focus on women's mental health, perinatal and maternal mental health, addictions, and family and relationship conflict. She is a trained EMDR counselor. She has worked with individuals, groups, families, and couples from all walks of life, using both in-person and tele-health counseling.
Dr. Julie is passionate about facilitating the growth and development of counselors. She thrives on training, supporting, and enhancing the development of counselor-trainees and licensed professional counselors through clinical supervision. She has extensive experience working as a clinical supervisor in various settings. She was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Supervisor Award by Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Upsilon Chapter for excellence in the profession of counseling.
Her teaching experience includes the advanced clinical courses, including field experience,treatment planning, diagnosis, evaluation of mental status, and addictions. She has a unique ability to build rapport with the students and has received an extensive amount of positive feedback related to her style of teaching.
Dr. Julie has presented at the local, state, and national levels at conferences and invited presentations. Her research includes counselor wellness and job satisfaction, mindfulness, and addictions. Her training expertise focuses on the topics of trauma and trauma informed care, the treatment and recovery from addictions, clinical supervision, wellness, self-care, mindfulness, and evidence based treatment approaches.
Over the past ten years she has received extensive training and experience in course and curriculum development with a focus on online and hybrid teaching. She has assisted several Universities in expanding to online courses. She is well-versed in several digital platforms that are used to enhance student learning.
On a personal level, she embodies a spirit of compassion and a nonjudgmental attitude, that is apparent in all of the work she does. She has been described as kind, thoughtful, motivated, emotionally intelligent, humble, and genuine. She deeply cares about the work that she does as a counselor, counselor educator, and supervisor, and that is apparent through her years of dedication to the counseling profession.