Julie Hansford Franco graduated from the TAC program in Catawaba County, North Carolina in 2014.  Julie has extensive experience in working with foster, kinship, preadoptive, and adoptive families. Julie specializes in working with families and children in treating child maltreatment and traumatic stress, anxiety related disorders, depression, oppositional behaviors, family conflict, bonding and attachment issues and a wide range of parenting difficulties.  Julie uses evidence based practice treatment methods and is certified as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Attachment Biobehavioral Feedback (ABC), and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC).  While competent in working with youth of all ages, she particularly enjoys working with adolescent mental health as today’s youth face tremendous family, social, and academic pressures. Providing a safe and caring environment to support adolescents and their parents in wellness can be beneficial during this often tumultuous time.

Julie currently works as a post adoption support mental health clinician at the Center for Child and Family Health serving 20 counties in Central and Southern North Carolina.

She also has a part time private practice:  Family Ties Counseling located in Hillsborough, North Carolina in which she serves families in Orange, Person, Alamance, and Durham Counties. Her private practice info is:

Family Ties Counseling, PLLC
410 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278