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Artizo Ministries

Julie Klecker, President, CEO
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Artizo Ministries’ purpose is to provide a holistic approach to wellness, using art, movement, education, counseling, and inner healing to those of all ages suffering from emotional, mental health, or substance use disorders - especially, but not limited to, victims of childhood neglect and abuse, human trafficking, military combat experience, and/or other forms of trauma.  

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 to process thoughts and emotions.



Relationship counseling is a type of talk therapy that lets both parties in a relationship talk about their problems and feelings in a safe and private environment. 

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My Approach

Hello, I'm Julie Klecker, CEO and President of Artizo Ministries. I always endeavor to create a safe space for those seeking counseling. This means I like to give clients an opportunity to get to know me and feel at ease during sessions. I give clients 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. 

About Me

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.  

Getting Help

We offer a free no obligation  30 minute consultation session to make asking for help as painless as possible. My office is conveniently located in Wilkes County, North Carolina on Main Street in North Wilkesboro. We also offer online video appointments.

Service fees are $75 for a 60-75 minute session.

 For more information about our services,

call 336-298-2944 or email

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Main Street Office in North Wilkesboro, NC

Artizo means:

Artizo is a Greek word found in the New Testament and means:

  • to adjust, adapt, dispose of, often with great wisdom and propriety

  • to fit

  • to perfect, finish, complete

  • to instruct fully: to refit, repair, mend, applied to nets that have been broken;

  • to reunite in mind and sentiment, reconcile, as opposed to having schisms, ruptures

  • to re-set, restore, as a disjointed limb

  • to set up, arrange, prepare, equip




Relationship Difficulties


Health Coaching


Anger Management


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...

The vision statement of Artizo Ministries is to relieve the suffering of individuals from the effects of simple and complex trauma by incorporating holistic healing practices.  Artizo Ministries is a 501 (3) (c) Charity and any donation you make is tax deductible.