Hello, I’m Julia and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. This means I am a degreed counselor who is provisionally licensed with the state of Florida and working toward full licensure.
I attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida where I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, then continued my education by pursuing my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in trauma. Apart from my education in mental health I have been working professionally with families of children and adolescents with developmental needs as a behavior therapist (using Applied Behavior Analysis) for over six years. This experience allows me to not only work with my clients through a psychological lens, but a behavioral lens as well; which can encourage change both on the inside and environmentally and behaviorally.
In my work as a counselor, I utilize a variety of tools and techniques ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Positive Psychology. I have experience with individual adolescents and adults working on improving their anxiety, social anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, body image issues, spiritual trauma, bipolar disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, parent training, body dysphoria, grief/loss, low self-esteem, and people serving in ministry.
Anyone is susceptible to becoming stuck, lost, feeling numb, or not feeling congruent with who they are. You don’t have to stay there. By working together, we can hone in on your strengths to find solutions, reflect on your history to find healing, and set goals that further you to achieve restoration, access clarity, and embrace new knowledge that can equip you to embrace life more fully.