Julia began her career as a social worker in Philadelphia working with foster children. While she enjoyed her work, she was not quite fulfilled and felt she wanted to do more. After entering therapy herself to help resolve issues from her past, she began to feel the pull towards counseling. Julia earned her Master’s degree at Troy University and then began practicing at Charis Counseling Center.
Julia aims to build trust, provide insight, and offer empathy as she works with clients to improve their everyday life. Having to navigate her own past issues has compelled her to work with women at different places in their own journey, and this continues to hold a special place in her heart. Whether it is stress, depression, feeling “stuck”, past ghosts, or a general feeling of being overwhelmed, many women continue to maneuver through life “barely there”. Julia’s expertise in women’s issues allows her to help women move through the issues holding them back.
During her internship, Julia’s scope broadened under the supervision of a Marriage and Family Therapist. This, along with her distinctive background, has allowed her to focus also on the unique challenges that marriages and families bring. She continues to have the privilege of working with couples as they navigate the triumphs and difficulties of marriage.
Julia is also is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and enjoys working with couples in their premarital counseling.
Specialty areas include:
- Adjustment to Life Transitions
- Addictions (see Addiction Counseling)
- Children/Adolescents (see Children & Adolescents Counseling)
- Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
- Depression (see Depression Counseling)
- Grief and Bereavement (see Grief Counseling)
- Anxiety and Trauma (see Anxiety Counseling & Crisis Counseling)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday