Meet Julie, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I feel truly passionate about encouraging others to find hope and strength within themselves to deal with life’s challenges. When going through difficulties in our lives, it’s easy to stay stuck in our fears and negative beliefs, and the stories we tell ourselves. It’s my hope to support my clients to see beyond these challenges, and do the work needed to learn new skills and healthy ways of coping.
I believe in empowering my clients to recognize the strengths in themselves to deal with life’s challenges. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their treatment goals and believe in the importance of establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship to affect change.
I use a relationship based approach to therapy and implement a variety of therapeutic approaches based on the individual needs and goals of the client. These can include:
Background and Experience
I have worked for over 20 years as a licensed clinical social worker in a variety of settings including residential, community mental health, private practice and Day Treatment Programs in both Denver Public Schools and for the last 14 years in Summit School District. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drake University.
Areas of Expertise
I have experience working with a variety of issues including:
- life transitions
- relationship issues
- grief and loss
- learning disabilities
- self esteem
- school issues
- behavior problems
- family issues
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families, but also enjoy working with adults in individual therapy as well.
Hobbies and Lifestyle
I am a wife and a mother of two teenage boys. We enjoy spending time together as a family, biking or paddle boarding in the summer and skiing in the winter.
I have lived in Summit County, CO for 23 years and find peace in the outdoors. My faith helps me find the strength and hope to manage life’s struggles.
I believe in living a healthy lifestyle and like to spend my free time running, hiking and biking in the mountains.
Olive is a 6 1/2 year old chocolate labrador retriever. Olive was certified as a mental health therapy dog through Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado in May of 2016. Olive worked in the Summit County Day Treatment Program at Summit Middle School for 3 years and now works in private practice. Olive is also a well-loved family dog.
Olive is a smart, intuitive and engaging dog. She loves being around people. Olive supports clients in therapy with her calming presence and can serve as a support and grounding resource for clients who are working through difficult issues.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.Viktor Frankl
There’s something you must remember…. You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.Albert Einstein