Julie A. Parton, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Julie’s Strengths are:
Context, Input, Learner, Intellection, and Activator
(The first 4 all fall under the category heading Strategic Thinking! The last one under Influencing.)
Julie’s Speaking Topics are:
- Understanding the Whole Woman – Body, Soul, and Spirit
- Dealing with Pregnancy Loss – Or Helping Others Do So
The greatest gift, the greatest tragedy
- Abortion: The Cultural and Spiritual Battle of Our Times
- Biblical Self-Worth: Living Out Our Identity in Christ (2 parts)
- Who Am I?
- Accuser of the Brethren
- Balancing Family and Ministry
- Seasons of a Woman’s Life: You CAN “Have It All!”
- Esther: A Woman of Courage
- The Days of Elijah
- Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy: Effects on the Whole Family
- Winning and Walking: Evangelism and Discipleship
- Holiness or Happiness? God’s Plan for You
- The Insidious Effects of Sexual Abuse
- Connecting with the Woman in Crisis
- On Fire or Burned Out?
- Sheep without a Shepherd (They Need You!)
- Heart Problems: “As a [Wo]man thinketh in [her] heart . . . .”
- Finishing Well
- Discovering and Pursuing a Life That Matters
- Walk the Talk
Dr. Julie Parton has an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Andrew Jackson University. She has counseled for many years in a variety of settings and currently works under the supervision of Karen Lindwall-Bourg, LPC-S at Rhema Counseling Associates. She is open to counseling teenagers, adults, families, couples; she is also available to lead Marriage Preparation classes, Parenting classes, or Women in Transition groups.
Julie has had a great deal of experience in working with women both as clients and as staff/volunteers in pregnancy resource centers. She founded and directed the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center in Dallas, then worked under the leadership of Dr. James Dobson as Director of the Pregnancy Resource Ministry for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. Prior to that she was on staff at the Minirth-Meier Clinic in Richardson.
Her other great love is teaching. She currently teaches courses in the Psychology department at Dallas Baptist University. In past years she filled many leadership roles, including Teaching Leader, in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF.)
All of that combines to shape her counseling approach as one which bases life on the solid foundation of God and His Word, the Bible. No other basis stands the test of time, struggles, and relationships. Helping clients examine their thinking so to be transformed by the “renewing of [their] minds” (Romans 12:2) is the key to peace, happiness, and being all that we can be.
Julie Parton has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren, including a set of triplets — her biggest blessing in life!