Julia brings a genuine, compassionate, and collaborative approach to the therapeutic environment, believing in the importance of a supportive and attuned environment when navigating change. Julia has extensive experience providing psychotherapy and completing comprehensive psychological assessments, working with children, adolescents, and their families to address a wide range of concerns including: learning and developmental disabilities, emotion regulation and behavioural difficulties, as well as with individuals who have felt or experienced intense worry, low mood, interpersonal difficulties, or who have experienced challenges with adjustment. When tailoring her treatment to each client, Julia draws on emotion-focused approaches and emphasizes parent involvement in the treatment process. She has received training in a variety of evidenced-based treatments and regularly integrates skills from other therapeutic modalities including: cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal process therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy.
Julia received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph. She completed her clinical residency at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, and has also worked within the Thames Valley and Hamilton-Wentworth District School boards, the Child and Youth Mental Health Program at Hamilton Health Sciences, and the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Guelph.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys visiting her family’s cottage on the Northern Bruce Peninsula, where she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, and kayaking on Lake Huron.