Julia believes that choosing to see a counselor is an act of courage. Therapy is a collaborative process of healing change, an act of self-care.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process of healing and change. Whether you have tried it before or this is your first venture into counseling, therapy is a form of self-care, and choosing to see a counselor is an act of courage.
Implementing a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, I support clients on their mental health journey through empathic understanding, empowerment, and a belief in their ability to evolve and heal. I value cultural humility, a lifelong process that involves acknowledging my limitations as a counselor, suspension of judgment, meeting clients where they are, and respecting diverse experiences and points of view.
My approach to counseling integrates evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to support client-centered change.
Julia’s Philosophy of Medicine
I recognize that transformation occurs in a holistic, integrative space created by a commitment to self-care and the support from positive relationships in our community. I believe that little is more transformative than our relationships with those who mean the most to us, and I bring my passion for your healing journey to Village Medicine Seattle.
Education & Training
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Bastyr University
Training & Certifications (include but not limited to):
Anxiety-Informed Professional (CAIP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP)
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Why?
Twilight because it exists in a temporal in-between. I believe so much of life exists in the “both, and.”
If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
I suppose my current age! There are things I miss about past ages, but I think the beauty of the things I miss could be tied to how fleetingand precious each moment of life is.
If you were to geek out on something, what would you geek out on?
Anything related to Classics (ancient Greek poetry, philosophy, etc.) or plant care/gardening!