Julie received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University in 2019. While this is a new career for her, Julie’s interest in and work with people has been important to her throughout her careers as a pharmacist, spiritual director and professional photographer. Julie is passionate about helping people feel healthy in all areas of their lives: emotional, relational, physical and spiritual. Her perspective is that people heal best in community. While isolation keeps people stuck in shame, being met with an empathetic and non-judgmental presence encourages healing. Julie enjoys working with couples, as well as with adult and older adolescent individuals.
Julie draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches, personalized to what the client needs. Julie uses EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) to help couples connect emotionally and increase their sense of safety with each other as they identify and change long-standing patterns. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich for use in premarital counseling. She is currently training in Somatic Experiencing, an approach to healing trauma that addresses how the nervous system has stored trauma in the body.
Julie enjoys a wide variety of interests, but outdoor activities like snowshoeing, long walks and biking are some of her favorites. She has been involved in church leadership in multiple roles over the years and especially enjoys mentoring young women. Julie loves to spend time with her young adult daughters and sons-in-law, extended family and friends.
To check in to a pre-scheduled TELEHEALTH SESSION with Julie, click this link to enter her virtual waiting room. Click “Allow” when your device asks for permission to use its camera and microphone. Type in your name and click “Check In”. Your therapist will be with you shortly.