Julius Jessup Peterson    MDiv, MSW, LCSW Care and Counseling Center of Georgia offers a safe and welcoming place to receive help with life's difficulties. We have 17 counseling sites throughout greater Atlanta.

Julius Jessup Peterson
   MDiv, MSW, LCSW

Care and Counseling Center of Georgia offers a safe and welcoming place to receive help with life's difficulties. We have 17 counseling sites throughout greater Atlanta.

Julius has over 10 years of experience helping people discover methods to manage life’s challenges.  He works with clients to improve their relationships, health, and overall quality of life. He has experience in specific therapies for trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality disorder traits, and schizophrenia.

He helps clients draw from their own strengths while building new skills through Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, and Mindfulness Based Strategies.

Julius obtained his graduate degree in social work from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and is a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker).  He also obtained his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. He believes everyone has the strength within themselves to cope when educated about their condition, given treatment options, and equipped with practical skills. He enhances personal awareness by acting as a mirror to reveal strengths and areas for growth.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive multi-diagnostic, modularized behavioral intervention designed to treat individuals with severe mental disorders and out-of-control cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns.  It has been commonly viewed as a treatment for individuals meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with chronic and high-risk suicidality, substance dependence or other disorders.  However, over the years, data has emerged demonstrating that DBT is also effective for a wide range of other disorders and problems, most of which are associated with difficulties regulating emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral patterns.
Source: DBT-Linehan Board of Certification

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Source: EMDR International Association