Personal Statement:

Hi there, I’m Julia (she/her).
Reaching out for support, no matter the reason can be quite challenging, and I’m so glad you’ve taken the first steps to seeking guidance on your wellness journey. I have a Bachelor of Science and am a candidate for a Master of Social Work. This means that I have great insight into the more biological ways in which we understand health, as well as the mental aspects of health too. I strongly believe that in order to be our best and most authentic selves, we need to treat each, mental and physical, with adequate care.

To maintain both my mental and physical wellbeing, you might find me doing some of the many things I love such as snowboarding, bouldering, cycling, reading a book, or writing.

Because my belief that holistic wellness is paramount, you will notice that I take an integrative approach when working with clients. This means that I combine various therapeutic methods in order to best suit your present needs. My approach may consist of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In this process, I work from a client centered, anti-oppressive/ racist, feminist, and inclusive approach.

Simply put, life is complex, and you are deserving of support. I would love to work with you to reach your personal goals, whatever they may be!

Areas of Special Interest:

I have experience working with individuals from varying backgrounds. This experience consists of:

  • Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders including Depression, Generalized Anxiety, and Social Anxiety Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harming Behaviours
  • Gender Issues or exploration.

Education

  • Master of Social Work – candidate – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Bachelor of Science: Health Science, minor in Social Development Studies – University of Waterloo