Julie Stone MSW, LCSW
On behalf of Insight Wellness Services, we regret to inform you of the passing of Julie Stone following a sudden illness.
Julie cared sincerely about each client and would want you to find support in the weeks to come. If we can help in the search for another
therapist at Insight, or in alternate community resources, please contact
our office manager Chris Power at 910/251-2106
We offer our sincere condolences as we also grieve the loss of our friend and colleague.
It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
Welcome! No matter what brought you here, I look forward to the privilege of joining you on your journey. Ultimately, I believe that life is all about experiencing personal growth and adapting to change. These processes can be uncomfortable and even downright difficult, and frequently you may not even know where to start. I believe in the power of therapy and its ability to promote growth, to provide and enhance perspective, and above all to foster hope in an atmosphere that is safe, supportive and nurturing.
A little bit about me......... I have worked in a variety of settings since graduating in 2003 from Smith College, in Northampton, MA with my Master’s degree in Social Work. I began my counseling experience working for a nonprofit agency where I continue to provide in-home therapy and parent training to families who are in crisis. In addition, earlier in my counseling career, I completed a year-long internship at Hospice, managed a residential group home for adolescents, and worked for an agency specializing in treating clients with eating disorders.
Currently, I am in private practice in downtown Wilmington, NC where my specialized clinical interests and expertise include - but are not limited to - helping people work through past issues that are impeding personal growth in the present, helping people who are struggling with the curveballs that life has a habit of throwing our way, providing therapeutic support to clients in 12-step recovery programs, and assisting people who feel "stuck" as they work to rediscover meaning and purpose in life.
Another area of focus for my practice is providing supportive therapy to college students. College is the time when young adults begin their transition towards independent living. As we all know, college life can be very stressful. Trying to balance academics, employment, personal relationships, peer pressure, and budgeting can be extremely challenging. Therapy can be very helpful for students who are struggling with stress management, time management, homesickness, managing symptoms of depression/anxiety, etc.
Last, but certainly not least, it is my privilege to provide therapeutic services to clients who identify on the LGBTQIAPD continuum. At Insight, we pride ourselves for being not just gay- friendly, but more importantly, we are gay-informed. Empowering members of the LGBTQIAPD community is near and dear to our hearts We understand the effects of stigma and its various contextual manifestations in the lives of our LGBTQIAPD clients. By providing a safe environment where individuals can be comfortable in disclosing sensitive information within the therapeutic process, clients can focus on understanding their own experiences and work through them, benefitting their path of self-discovery.
My orientation to counseling is based on a combination of theories. I draw heavily from Psychodynamic, Narrative, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies when working with clients. My approach is nonjudgmental, empathic and relational in nature. Ultimately, I believe the process of counseling involves a collaborative experience of helping clients find the resources and strengths within themselves to address whatever issue led to their seeking assistance from me. I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to promote healing, growth and empowerment.
Throughout my clinical experiences, I have strived to offer culturally relevant services, always respecting that there are differences in family styles, cultures, and communities