BCYC, MACP, SEP, Registered Psychotherapist
Julie works specifically from a trauma informed lens with a developmental, strengths based/solution focused and body-oriented approach.
Julie’s goal is always to meet each individual where they are at, not where they are “supposed” to be. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is the first priority when meeting clients and evidence shows this is a good indicator of better outcomes in therapy. She loves her job and what she does and has a passion for helping others. Her approach and technique are what make her a sought after local Ottawa-valley clinician. The Ottawa-valley is where she grew up and raised her two young adult sons.
Julie has specialized training and experience in body-oriented psychotherapy known as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™). This is a psychobiological trauma resolution method for resolving symptoms of trauma and relieving chronic (operational) stress. An SE™ practitioner is required to complete many hours of training both existential and theory plus additional hours of personal sessions and case consultations over a 2-3 year period.
If an individual remains in a fight, flight or freeze response state they can render themselves stuck in the body’s protective motor responses; thwarted survival energy is bound up in the body (for example: clenching, tension, tightness, shortness of breath). This can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease in their daily life.
Trained SE™ practitioners aim to release traumatic shock that remains in the body through their approach. This includes emotional wounds from early developmental attachment trauma in a safe and effective way that aims to help nervous system regulation and re-connect to the life you want to be living.
Julie has a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree; a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree; is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada. Chronic and operational stress + trauma are her areas of focus.
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Age Groups Served
Child Preschool, Child Elementary, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults/Seniors, Families
Abuse, Academic Performance Issues, Addiction, ADHD, Adjustment issues, Adoption/Foster Care, AIDS/HIV, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioural Challenges, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Borderline Personality Disorder, Boundaries, Brain Injury Counselling, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career and Work Related Issues, Career/Work Performance Issues, Change and Transition, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Chronic Illness, Codependency, Communication and Intimacy, Compassion Fatigue, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Behaviour, Crisis, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce & Separation, Eating Disorders, Ethnic/Minority Issues, Gender & Identity Issues, Grief & Bereavement, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Marital Issues, Memory Issues, Menopause, Mood Disorders, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Palliative Care, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-Marital Counselling, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Rehabilitation, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Orientation, Sleep Disorders, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Terminal Illness, Trauma
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