rooted & established in love
Julie Klecker, President, CEO
North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor
What to Expect
Individual counseling is a process through which you work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.
Children & Youth
Therapy can be a safe space for kids/teens to process thoughts and emotions.
Hello, I'm Julie Klecker, CEO and President of Artizo Ministries. I am a licensed professional counselor in two states, Michigan and North Carolina. I adhere to the ethics, rules, and standards that encompass those two licenses. I always endeavor to create a safe space for those seeking counseling. This means I like to give you an opportunity to get to know me and feel at ease during sessions. I give you my full attention and active listening skills, focusing on your unique perspectives and experiences without making assumptions or judgements. Once we discuss together and determine what goals you would like to achieve in therapy, we choose the best approach.
Before I became a counselor, I attended Penn State and worked in the steel mills of Western PA on summer breaks. When my parents divorced, I dropped out of school and joined the military. I served for four years in the US Navy as a Chinese Linguist assigned to the National Security Agency. After that, I programmed computers for John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. My work history also includes providing administrative assistance in differing marketplaces and educational institutions. While completing ministry school in Charlotte, NC, I was a singles and evangelism pastor for a short time.
We offer a free 15 minute consultation.
We offer both telehealth and in-person sessions.
Our office is located on Main Street in North Wilkesboro,
second floor above Talia Espresso.
You can request a consultation or appointment online using the link:
Main Street Office in North Wilkesboro, NC
Artizo is a Greek word found in the Bible meaning .....
to adjust, adapt, dispose of,
often with great wisdom and propriety
to fit, to perfect, finish, complete
to instruct fully, to refit, repair,
to mend nets that have been broken,
to reunite in mind and sentiment,
to reconcile, as opposed to having schisms
to re-set, restore, as a disjointed limb
to set up, arrange, prepare, equip
Trauma and Stress
I am pretty convinced I am alive today because of you.....Thank you for working with me. For being patient. For being consistent. You are gifted and bright. And Thank you for being normal.
The vision statement of Artizo Ministries is to relieve the suffering of individuals, couples, and families from the effects of simple and complex trauma, emotional/relationship/marriage issues, stress, anxiety, ministry and helping professionals burnout, and depression by incorporating holistic healing practices. Prayer and inner healing methods are available for those seeking faith-based methods. Everyone entering counseling will feel accepted, heard, seen, and supported working with a partner on their unique challenges. Individuals seeking inner peace will learn to relate better to self and others while experiencing improved self-esteem and positive social experiences. Learning boundaries, assertiveness, and how changing limiting beliefs emanating from childhood experiences are some of the useful and hope-generating outcomes from our counseling sessions. We endeavor to be affordable for every budget. However, we encourage a willingness to invest in your wellness and value the healing process as much as possible, in hopes you are mentally positioned to receive the absolute most you can get from therapy.
Initial Assessment $150 for 90 minute session
Individual Session $100 for a 50-60 minute session
Family or Couple $150 for a 90 minute session
BCBS of NC
NC State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees
Wellcare Medicaid of NC
Payment is easily made and secured through our electronic health record software, simplepractice, which is also HIPAA compliant. Your confidentiality and financial information is kept safeguarded and protected. All major credit cards including HSA cards are accepted. No staff member will have access to your credit card information.
We want counseling to be accessible to everyone. We have a sliding fee scale application process available upon request.