Master of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
Julia is currently not accepting new clients
Julia began her counseling career in 2012 at William Peace University in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Julia graduated magna cum laude from William Peace University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Biology. Julia then attended North Carolina State University to receive her Master of Social Work. She graduated with honors and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). While Julia was attending NCSU, she gained experience at her clinical practicums treating children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health concerns.
Julia is passionate about helping adults navigate thoughts and emotions than can coincide with stress, past traumatic experiences, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, low self-esteem, general anxiety, and mild-to-moderate depression. She incorporates Brene Brown's and Kristin Neff's evidence-based research on shame and self-compassion in her practice; therefore, she believes in a wholehearted approach…valuing safety and vulnerability in all of her sessions.
Julia utilizes a mix of therapeutic approaches that promote mindfulness, exposure to uncomfortable emotions/memories, self-acceptance/authenticity, and general coping skills. This includes dialectic behavioral, cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, cognitive processing, shame resilience, and exposure and response therapies.
As a counselor, Julia is down-to-earth, personable, and enthusiastic about therapy! She strives to create a warm, nurturing, and nonjudgemental environment for her clients because she believes that is the catalyst to success in therapy.
Julia loves exploring Raleigh/Durham with her husband, Ben. They reside in Raleigh with their beagle, pitbull, and cat (whom they love VERY much). Julia’s family is the center of her life and her biggest support!
Julia has been married since June 2018 to her husband, Ben. Julia enjoys finding new hobbies such as crochet or painting in her free time. She also loves spending time with her friends and family on the weekend.