Julia Clayton, MA serves as a primary therapist for Recovery Keys addiction treatment and recovery program.
Julia earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Counseling and Psychometric Tracts, from The University of North Florida in 1987. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biobehavioral Medicine in 1984, again from The University of North Florida. Julia is currently working toward licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern at the present time.
For the last 30 years, Julia has committed her career to a variety of interests within the broad range of psychology. This career has included several years’ work in psychometrics on the Diagnostic & Evaluation Team with Child Guidance Clinic; over a decade as a clinician on the Neuropsychology Team for Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, specializing in cognitive assessment of those patients affected by traumatic brain injury; several years work for Pearson Educational Measurement as both a professional scorer for nation-wide standardized essay questions and as a field writer for development of the SAT essay prompt queries; and, most recently, a decade with Wekiva Springs Center as a primary therapist/care coordinator, specializing in both group and individual therapies, case management, psychosocial assessment, and treatment plan development. In addition to Recovery Keys, Julia currently works as an Adjunct Professor for Florida State College of Jacksonville.
Julia endorses the multidisciplinary team approach to treating addiction and holds fast to the belief that all treatment is better suited to an holistic approach, incorporate of mind, body and spirit. She is a firm believer in the necessity of both empowerment and accountability within treatment. Julia is a proponent of education in the neurobiological impacts of addiction, evidence-based treatment strategies, cognitive behavior therapy, couples counseling, and outside community supports, viewing all as critical in guiding an individual toward successful recovery.