About Dr. Julie Corbin
I am a Doctorate prepared New Jersey State Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychotherapist, National Board Certified Clinical Counselor, and Certified Grief Specialist with 20 years of diverse clinical experience. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. I completed my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Chestnut Hill College and my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Temple University.
My clinical interests and specialization include; grief and bereavement counseling with a focus on; traumatic loss and complicated grief response, the human-animal bond and pet loss, psychological issues associated with chronic and terminal medical conditions, hospice counseling, chronic pain syndrome, mood disorders, mindfulness based stress reduction, normative and traumatic life transitions, eating disorders, female triad syndrome, addictions and substance abuse.
With a specialization on the Psychological underpinnings of the Human-Animal Bond and Pet Loss, I provide clinical, education, and consultation services to; bereaved pet owners, local animal clinics, animal welfare centers, law enforcement, military personnel, and Licensed Mental Health Professionals on the dynamics of the Human-Animal Bond and Pet Loss. In 2006 I published scholarly research entitled, "A Phenomenological Study of Canine Loss and Grief Response: Clinical and Depth Psychological Implications” (2006) which serves as a benchmark for my clinical practice and training program for Licensed Mental Health professionals. I maintain a practice that compliments my on-going creative work and role as a consultant, educator and author on the cultural evolution and importance of the human-animal bond and impact of companion animal loss.
I am an ILADS Trained, Lyme Literate Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) and treat the primary and secondary Psychological effects of Tick Borne Illnesses. I work in collaboration with my patient's LLMD's to ensure a positive treatment outcome.
My approach to psychotherapy is Integrative in that it views each person as a unique individual with very distinct psychological constitutions that require an adaptive approach. I do not work from a one size fits all approach, but rather design a treatment plan based on the individual needs and desired outcome of each client. I am trained in and employ, when appropriate, various mind/body techniques such as; clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, mindfulness based stress reduction, and meditation. Commonly used clinical treatment modalities include; Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Modalities, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I have over 20 years of diverse experience in the field of psychotherapy and counseling and have worked in both the public and private sector. I completed my Pre-Doctoral internship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, providing health psychological services and counseling to chronic and terminally ill patients and family members. Post-Doctoral training and supervision was at the Center for Psychotherapy and Integrative Healing in Morristown, NJ. Continuing post doc training and clinical supervised experience includes; behavioral medicine, trauma recovery, assessment and treatment of the psychological aspects of health related issues, the intersection of mind/body connection and sports psychology.
As a competitive athlete, I combine my passion for sport and psychology by providing clinical and applied sports counseling services to novice as well as highly competitive athletes. I compete on a local, regional and national level as a runner and multi sport enthusiast.