Since 2007, Julia has helped people become — or get back to being — who they've always wanted to be. With a warm, approachable style, Julia works to quickly build trust and rapport with you. She listens to understand you, your experiences, and what they mean to you. Whether the struggle is new, has recently intensified, or is long-standing, Julia will work with you to process your feelings and cope with daily and long-term stressors.
Julia’s approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, brief strategic family therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. She applies her knowledge and experience to meet your unique needs. She uses everyday language to explain psychotherapy concepts and how they relate to your experience. She can support you to process these experiences, deepen self-awareness, and develop skills to maintain your wellness.
Julia is also privileged to be a mother of two and knows firsthand the challenges of infertility and the blurry days of early parenthood. She is an adventure traveler, musical theatre lover, and a long-time fan of the podcast Radiolab (which is how she met her partner). After 15 years, Julia’s passion for therapy is stronger than ever. She looks forward to working with you.
Julia understands that many people avoid therapy because they fear judgment, prejudice, and ignorance. She provides a safe, positive, anti-oppressive, and affirming space for all clients, with a particular interest in gender and sexually diverse individuals, families, and allies.
Master of Social Work, University of Windsor (2007)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Windsor (2002)
Borderline Personality Disorder & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Certificate (SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health)
Trauma-Informed Care: Treating Anxiety and Depression After Trauma (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Certificate (SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health)
Affirmative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for LGBTQ+ Populations Certificate (Project Youth AFFIRM & University of Toronto)
Best Practices: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression & Suicide (Dr. Christine Padesky)
PTSD, Suicide Assessment & Prevention (Dr. Isaac Sakinofsky)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health