Julie's Office Phone Line: (919) 710-8528
(919) 710-8528


Julie Hansford Franco, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Family Ties Counseling, PLLC

Psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults
Certified Clinical Supervisor

Chances are that if you are visiting Julie’s profile you are struggling in some aspect of your life. Seeking out support can be scary and daunting, but finding a therapist that can provide a safe space to support growth and healing can make life a bit easier. Julie Hansford Franco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of counseling experience with a Masters (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Undergraduate (Meredith College) degrees in Social work. Her counseling style is warm, nonjudgmental, direct, and goal oriented. She values the working relationship with her clients and takes the time to get to know them in order to provide the best care. During your sessions, you and Julie will work collaboratively to navigate life’s challenges.

Julie primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (often referred to as CBT) in addition to pulling from other evidence informed treatments that may be useful in addressing your needs. CBT has years of research supporting evidence in the effectiveness of improving functioning for individuals in a variety of areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and relationships. CBT explores the interactions between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how unhealthy thinking patterns can lead to unhelpful behavior and feelings.

Julie is also trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Attachment, Biobehavioral Catch-up to help parents and their children further develop strong attachment and in laying a solid foundation for parenting.

Issues Addressed:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Adoption
  • Parenting Enhancement

Julie is currently accepting private pay clients and can assist clients in filing for out of network benefits. A sliding fee scale may be available on a limited basis.

To schedule an appointment or ask questions, please email Julie at familytiescounselingpllc@gmail.com or call (919) 710-8528.