Julie Corson said she wants to help people, and she wants to make that help affordable to everyone.
Corson is the executive director of Restore Transform in Cedar Park, a nonprofit that offers faith-based therapy, focusing on the connection between body and mind. Its services include counseling and nutritional coaching as well as acupuncture, chiropractic services, massage therapy and fitness classes.
Corson, an advanced certified biblical counselor and certified nutritional therapist, started Restore Transform in 2011 out of her home.
“At that time, there weren’t many places around that offered faith-based counseling for a low cost,” she said. “We were filling a niche and a need.”
But many of her clients needed more than mental health therapy, she said.
“We could tell that there were other things going on that were affecting their mental health. Because our body is a system—it is not compartmentalized,” she said.
Corson said she started offering her clients advice about other things they could do to improve their health, such as yoga, fitness classes and massage therapy. But many clients did not know where to go to get these services, and often the services cost more than they could afford, she said.
Corson decided to expand the services offered at Restore Transform, and she opened the community wellness center on Adventure Lane in Cedar Park in September.
“Everything under one roof, everything at low cost—there was a need for that,” she said. “We offer low-cost counseling that is Christian-based, but we see anyone who needs help. With the standard American life we are living right now, I think everybody could use our services.”
Leander resident Jill Young said she has used several services at Restore Transform since the center opened. She said she appreciates that all services are available in one place because she has an established relationship with the practitioners and can make appointments back-to-back.
“I wanted to improve my overall well-being, find ways to reduce my stress level and find hormonal balance,” Young said. “I have definitely seen an improvement.”
Restore Transform offers financing options for clients who cannot afford the services, Corson said. She said she is also working on creating a fund to offer financial aid for people with life-threatening conditions.
- Faith-based counseling
- Nutrition coaching
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Therapeutic fitness classes
The practitioners at Restore Transform offer free monthly community workshops about topics such as nutrition, family, children or mental health.
1003 Adventure Lane, Cedar Park
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tue., Thu. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. mornings by appointment; closed Sun.