Master of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
Julia is particularly passionate about helping adults navigate thoughts and emotions than can coincide with stress, social anxiety, transitional periods, low self-esteem, motherhood, the family/friends issues, work/school issues, general anxiety, and mild-to-moderate depression. Julia specifically enjoys working with busy and overwhelmed students and/or working professionals with these concerns.
Julia utilizes a mix of CBT, ACT and mindfulness practices with her clients. She does not believe that “once size fits all” and will work with you to determine your needs. She believes in a wholehearted approach to therapy (and life too!).
As a counselor, Julia is down-to-earth, enthusiastic, genuine, and light-hearted- 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 graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Peace University in 2018 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 in Spring 2020 with honors and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Julia’s first-year practicum was in an intensive in-home setting, as well as a private practice setting, primarily working with children and adolescents (5-17 years old). She practiced child-centered play therapy, CBT, and ACT. She gained experience treating children experiencing trauma, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. Her second field placement was at a partial hospitalization program/intensive outpatient treatment setting for adults (18+) struggling with mental health conditions such as personality disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, depression, and anxiety. Here she led mental health groups and worked with clients one-on-one utilizing DBT, ACT, and CBT as evidence-based practices.
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.