Julianne C. Hunnicutt, LPC, LCDC–Case Manager
Before becoming a chemical dependency counselor, Julianne Hunnicutt worked 18 years in public and private schools, first as a science teacher, then as a high school counselor. The change to counseling reflected her compassionate, accepting and encouraging manner. “My friends in high school very often shared their struggles and deepest hurts with me,” she says “I think I’ve always been a good listener; someone who could be trusted. I believed at that early age I wanted to be a counselor.” As a counselor, Julianne feels she can establish rapport and create a safe therapeutic environment for her patients. A long-time student of the Enneagram, a spiritual wisdom tool, she uses her expertise to assist others in identifying both strengths and self-defeating behaviors to foster healing and balance.
Seeing Patients Recognize Their Value
“Observing the women I have the privilege to counsel rediscover who they really are as they begin to recognize their own value, worth and purpose is very rewarding.” And she appreciates being part of a group of colleagues with a mission. “Among the things I hold most dear about working at La Hacienda is being able to be a part of an amazing team who band together for a common goal.”
Educational Background and Training
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, she holds a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and English, both from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M–Commerce). The Corpus Christi native completed the clinical intern program here in March 2008, left in October 2013 to follow her husband’s next pastoral appointment, and returned in June 2018.
From Married Life to Motorcycles
Julianne’s been married to the Rev. Sam Hunnicutt for 41 years. They have two adult sons and a “daughter-in-love,” two granddaughters, and two Cairn Terriers, Fergus and Fiona. She enjoys reading historical fiction, gardening, DIY home projects, and kayaking. Given the opportunity, she would like to travel to Great Britain, especially Scotland. This grandmother is at home on the open road, having ridden “The Tale of the Dragon” in Tennessee and North Carolina and “The Million Dollar Highway” in Colorado on the back of a motorcycle.