Julie Jong Koch, MSW, LICSW

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Watercourse Counseling Center

3548 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

E: juliekoch@mac.com
P: 612-964-7869

Julie Jong Koch, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker and psychotherapist at Watercourse Counseling Center in Minneapolis. She specializes in working with transracial adoptees, POCI (People of color/Indigenous people), queer & trans individuals, as well as others who have experienced individual or community trauma or marginalization. She integrates her professional training and therapeutic skills with her lived experience as a queer-identified Korean adoptee. Julie uses a relational and narrative approach, along with other modalities such as EMDR, DBT/CBT principles, TF-CBT, NET, play therapy, and others when appropriate. She believes that mental health & healing is connected to one’s personal and social ecosystem, attachment history, somatic awareness, internal core beliefs, and identity integration. Julie received her MSW from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she was a Child Welfare Scholar, and also completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate through the U of MN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. She is also fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy), and Practicewise’s MAP protocol. She works individually with children (6+), adolescents, and adults.

Practice Area: Mental Health
Licensure: LICSW
Region: Twin Cities - Metro
Population: Adults
Type of Therapy/Service: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, Mood Disorders, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Post-Adoption Counseling, Psychodynamic Therapy
Specialities: Adoption and Child Welfare History, Adoption Disruptions/Dissolutions, Adoption Transitions, Assessment, Attachment Issues, Behavior Issues, Child Abuse, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Education/School Issues/Truancy, Foster Care, Mood Disorders, Permanency **, PTSD, Resources for Adult Adoptees, Search and Reunion, Sexual Abuse, Trauma/Complex Trauma

* "Permanency services" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care.

** "Permanency" includes reunification, guardianship, & kinship care. "Neurodevelopmental issues" includes ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, &FASD.