Julia was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She developed a heart for counseling from her experience in her own family and went on to get her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. During her undergraduate studies, Julia worked with families in the foster care system both in Austin and in Kenya, which led her to complete her master’s in social work at the University of Texas.
During her time in graduate school, Julia completed her first practicum at a domestic violence clinic where she worked with women and families affected by domestic violence, providing emotional support and resource planning. For her second practicum, Julia worked with high school students at a charter high school focusing on individual counseling and leading a support group for teen moms. Julia’s areas of clinical experience include working with children and adolescents on anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, broken familial relationships, trauma, and other mental health issues, as well as with adults surrounding their children’s stressors and their own safety. One of Julia’s favorite parts of her time in Austin was mentoring high school and college aged girls through various ministry opportunities. Julia has a heart for working with children and adolescents as they find a more abundant life and believes that this is best done in relationship with one another, meeting someone where they are and walking together from there. In her free time, Julia enjoys being outside with her family and friends. She loves drinking coffee, going for walks and dreaming about the next travel adventure!