About

I love working with people. I have had the privilege of studying many different healing modalities and work to create a space where you are seen and accepted just as you are; from this space, things begin to move and develop and the way forward emerges organically. I believe that the starting point of successful therapy is deep listening and deep caring. Self- awareness and self acceptance are crucial pieces to unlocking the puzzles which is ourselves. I work with the mind-body- breath connection, parts work, Gestalt Therapy, relationships, and practices of present moment awareness as well as more traditional depth psychotherapy approaches. There is a physical and energetic component to whatever is happening mentally and it is delightful and surprising to discover that working on these different levels can help us move forward on issues that have seemed overwhelming or intractable.


Credentials


Julian Royce, MA, LPC-C, holds a Master of Arts  in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in mindfulness based approaches to counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate.

He has done trainings with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute on Mindfulness Informed Trauma Therapy (https://sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org)

and in March 2021 completed training in EMDR trauma therapy with the Maiberger Institute (https://maibergerinstitute.com)

Other trainings he has completed include a 10 month Life and Relationship Coaching program; he is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor (at the Asheville Yoga Center), Graduate of the Mindfulness in Schools training (https://mindfulnessinschools.org), and is an Integral Circling facilitator and Authentic Relating facilitator.

Julian also holds a Master of Arts in Religious & Buddhist Studies.

He has developed and taught courses on mindfulness for addicts, students and teenagers, run a successful tutoring and life coaching company, taught yoga and workshops on connection, relating and mindfulness. He has worked with individuals, couples, and groups since 2013 as a coach and since 2018 as a psycho-therapist.



Meditation Background


A life long student of meditation and in particular of the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings, he brings his 17 years of experience in meditation practice, yoga and philosophy to his work as a therapist and coach.

He has recently studied the science of traditional Tibetan Medicine, also called Sowa Rigpa, and been initiated in the Medicine Buddha lineage of the Yuthok Ningtik.

Julian has been a student of the meditation master Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche since meeting him in 2005 in Bodh Gaya, India. He has personally studied with many other great meditation teachers including The Dalai Lama, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Dr. Reginald Ray, Thict Nhat Hanh, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Lama Tenpa, Chokling Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, B. Alan Wallace, Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, Anam Thubten Rinpoche, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Tulku Yeshe Rinpoche, and other wonderful teachers including the faculty at Naropa University.