Julie Jong Koch smiling at camera.

Julie Jong Koch, MSW, LICSW

School & Clinic-Based Therapist

Julie is a licensed independent clinical social worker and psychotherapist at Watercourse Counseling Center in Minneapolis. She specializes in working with transracial adoptees, POCI (People of color/Indigenous people), queer & trans individuals, as well as others who have experienced individual or community trauma or marginalization. She integrates her professional training and therapeutic skills with her lived experience as a queer-identified Korean adoptee.

Julie uses a relational and narrative approach, along with other modalities such as EMDR, DBT/CBT principles, TF-CBT, NET, play therapy, and others when appropriate. She believes that mental health & healing is connected to one’s personal and social ecosystem, attachment history, somatic awareness, internal core beliefs, and identity integration.

Julie received her MSW from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she was a Child Welfare Scholar, and also completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate through the U of MN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. She is also fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy), and Practicewise’s MAP protocol.

Julie works individually with children (6+) & adolescents, as well as adults.