Julia has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, community mental health, and community-based therapeutic and parent coaching services. She specializes in digital media overuse as well as common co-occurring issues such as social anxiety, autism spectrum diagnoses, ADHD, executive function difficulties, anxiety, and depression. She facilitates a community-based support group, Problematic Internet Technology Facilitated (PITF), helping members explore their own struggles, make goals and intentions to make changes, and connect with one another through this group. In addition to working as a therapist with Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (DTEC®), Julia also provides academic, executive function, therapeutic, and parent coaching to young adults and their families through Collegiate Coaching Services®, a program affiliated with DTEC®, where she has worked since 2011.
Julia has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families both in therapeutic settings as well as academic settings, as her original training was in the field of education. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and works through a family systems lens, believing fully in the power of building, nurturing, and fostering family and couple relationships in order to work together to create change. She also works through a strengths-based and solution-focused perspective as she works to support individuals and families to identify and build upon areas of their lives that are working well in order to decrease the impact of the areas that aren’t.
In her free time, Julia enjoys the wonderful opportunities that Colorado has to offer. She is an avid hiker and camper, and celebrates her personal accomplishment of hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail spanning from Mexico to Canada. She believes that if she was able to do that then you can accomplish your goals, too!