Starting the therapeutic process and finding effective resources for your child can feel daunting and overwhelming. Julia offers support by helping children foster a sense of security that can be beneficial for allowing them to openly explore their environment, navigate novel experiences, and work through major life stressors. Using play and mindfulness-based techniques, Julia will create skill-building interventions that are appropriate to your child’s individual needs and emphasizes their strengths. She is committed to giving your child the tools and support they need to be their best and authentic selves. Julia feels that advocating for children is essential to help them increase their self-expression, boost their confidence, and enhance their interpersonal relationships. She is passionate about creating a welcoming environment for all children and collaborating with caregivers to help them maximize their potential.
Julia is currently completing her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver with a concentration in Children and Youth: Positive Risks and Development. Prior to graduate school, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology in 2022 from the University of Illinois with minors in Social Work and Child Health and Well-being. During her time at Illinois, she was a research assistant in a child psychology lab that studied emotion processing and regulation during stressful situations. As an intern therapist at Early Childhood Wellness Place, Julia is supervised by Blair Skinner, LMFT. She has extensive experience working with young children and families from diverse and marginalized communities and is passionate about implementing her professional social work values into her work. Julia is dedicated to using an approach that prioritizes individual well-being and builds on the importance of integrity, service, and social justice. Prior to joining the team at Early Childhood Wellness Place, Julia provided specialized mentorship and therapeutic interventions to youth involved in the child welfare system through the Fostering Healthy Futures program. She is trained in identifying and processing feelings, building and reinforcing social skills, de-escalation, and crisis management. Julia is eager to continuously implement her social work experiences and background in developmental psychology to minimize stressors and promote positive child development across all domains.
If you are new, please feel free to fill out Julia’s intake forms before the first session. These forms can also be filled out during the first session.