When Julia takes something on, she does it right. She is organized, thoughtful, and brings sharp intelligence to solving problems. This solid dedication is apparent in her therapy work. She demonstrates real affection for her clients, as she gently but firmly moves them forward toward their goals. Committed to a holistic and systems approach to treatment, she accompanies her clients through the process of change, taking into account the many factors that impact the individual and family. Her therapeutic focus is on emotional support and developing patterns of thought and behavior toward change.
Julia’s years in social work provide a unique balance of empathic understanding and effective strategies for dealing with the challenges her clients are facing. This combination of warmth and action is both comforting and effective.
A significant portion of Julia’s practice is devoted to addressing the needs of college students. In this arena, she works intensely with many who struggle with disordered eating. As part of the therapeutic process, she looks at problematic behaviors with a deep exploration into their meaning, utility, and origin.
Julia is a kid-magnet. Weekly I see her take a scared and silent child into her office for an initial session, only to emerge 45 minutes later chatting away like best friends. When she works with children and adolescents, interventions include strengthening parenting skills, exploring the parent/child relationship, and engaging the whole family in facilitating change.
Depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, sexuality, and spiritual issues are within her scope of practice, among many other more nuanced issues. She tailors individual care to address the specific needs of each person and their goals toward happiness and recovery. Her philosophy is client-centered and strength-based to facilitate meaningful and lasting change.
ALL Westside therapists welcome and affirm members of the LGBTQI community, as well as any other groups who struggle for support, acceptance, and recognition.
Families, Adults, College Students
Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression
Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Westside Hilldale 4513 Vernon Blvd, Suite 100
Edgewood College, MS Eastern University, BS