Julie J. Wells

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Julie J. Wells, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine
(949) 531-7072 Website

Julie J. Wells

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT


Irvine Spectrum Therapy
7545 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 531-7072

Located near the Irvine Spectrum, I invite you to come in for a free consultation to learn how I can help heal anxiety, depression,adult children of alcoholics, and create better relationships for couples and families. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, let me assess what is going on for you and learn about the areas of stress in your life. I use a variety of methods, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relaxation/Guided Imagery and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families. I also specialize in blended families and co-parenting issues as a certified Parenting with Love and Logic Facilitator.

Research proves that if we know how to reach for each other and pull each other close in times of distress, our relationships will be secure, satisfying and long lasting. I work with couples, families and siblings to break their negative cycles and learn positive new ways of interacting.

For couples counseling I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an empirically proven method of healing relationships based on attachment theory. Research has shown that 90% of couples that participate in EFT get better and 73% continue to show many signs of improvement in follow up studies.


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: California State University, Fullerton
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License and State: 79760 California


  • Cost per Session: $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Any PPO Network, Harrington Health, APS Healthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Mariposa Counseling Center / Bereavement Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: Laura's House Domestic Violence Shelter / Domestic Violence Certificatio
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Julie J. Wells's Groups

Relationship Enhancement for Couples

If you want a better relationship with your partner, this is the group for you. Based on Sue Johnson's book, "Hold Me Tight", participants will learn how to break out of their negative cycles and restore their loving connection. Call for the dates of our next session.

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Couples Retreat

Are you longing for a closer, more intimate connection with your partner? Hold Me Tight weekend is a 14-hour workshop held Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. For more info, go to couplesrelationshipweekend.com.

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Stress Free Parenting

Based on Jim Fay and Foster Cline's "Parenting With Love and Logic", this six week workshop will teach you how to avoid unwinnable power struggles, set enforceable limits, stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things and much more. Our multi-media format includes video presentations, workbooks and hands-on practice during class.

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Irvine Spectrum Therapy
7545 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 531-7072
  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling, ACOA
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Online Counseling


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Professional Connections

Julie is an incredibly gifted therapist. Her greatest qualities are her ability to be authentic, compassionate, insightful and imaginative. She never falls short of creative ideas for conflict resolution and for this reason, I recommend her highly to family and friends. She has the experience, fearlessness and gentleness required of a true healer and friend.
Ms. Monica Huston, MA, MAFTI
Ms. Monica Huston, MA, MAFTI
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018
Julie J. Wells, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Irvine

Julie J. Wells

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT