“I am always humbled by the tenacity and perseverance of women and bearing witness to their incredible stories is why I do this work. I want each person to feel they’ve been heard and to leave with a sense of hope and control over their situation.”
Julie is inspired by people’s strength, resilience, and capacity to change. She views patients as experts in their own lives who may need support and guidance to achieve optimal health. She has worked with individuals who have experienced a diverse range of mental health issues, including mood and psychotic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also has extensive experience working with people who struggle with problems with substance use, ranging from active use to recovery. She is very interested in empowering patients to explore the impact of stress on their lives and find approachable ways to improve their overall wellness. To better meet the needs of her patients, Julie completed a maternal mental health professional certificate program through Postpartum Support International in 2016.
Julie is part of a cooperative program between Women’s Healthcare Associates and Lifeworks Northwest. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog, volunteering, riding her bike, and dancing.
Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University, 2011
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, College of Charleston, 2007