Julia was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and recently moved to New York City. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While there, she minored in Health and Human Services and Art
History. She is a student Columbia University’s School of Social Work pursuing her
Masters of Social Work.
Julia has supplemented her formal education with training from Crisis Text Line. She is certified in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is also certified in first aid for opioid overdoses with Narcan.
Julia has experience supporting clients in immediatecrisis. She has worked with clients from different backgrounds, as well with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks.
She has worked with clients who have experienced past trauma, questions around sexuality and gender identity, as well as clients experiencing bullying, sexism, and racism.
Julia believes there are many ways a person can heal and that one size does not fit all. She uses trauma informed therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and grounding techniques.
Outside of work, Julia loves to hang out with her cat, Eleanor, rewatching the same shows over and over again on Netflix. She also loves to needlepoint, and recently took up embroidery so she could embroider flowers on her clothes. She loves visiting art museums as well as new art exhibits around the city. Her self-care includes long walks with podcasts or friends, gardening, taking baths, reading fiction, and snuggling with Elliebean.