I have spent nearly two decades working with many individuals and couples from throughout the southern metropolitan Denver area. I am passionate about both running this group counseling practice and working with my amazing clients. In addition, I train clinicians in the use of EMDR therapy through my training business, EMDR Center of the Rockies. I love to teach and have served as an Affiliate Faculty member at Regis University in their School for Professional Studies, teaching a variety of classes in their Master’s in Counseling program, and have spent many years serving in various roles within EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), most currently as a member of the Board of Directors.
My areas of clinical expertise are primarily in work with clients of all ages struggling with trauma and complex trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, traumatic grief and life transitions. I have been trained in the LENS neurofeedback system and incorporate that into my work with clients. I also greatly enjoy helping clients who are interested in addressing their issues through the lens of their spirituality.
I am an LCSW, as well as an EMDR Certified therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. I enjoy working with people of all ages, including children and teens. Every person is unique and comes with specific circumstances that impact how they view themselves and the world. I enjoy helping people explore their beliefs and reach adaptive conclusions.
My primary modality is EMDR, though I also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Training, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, EEG Neurofeedback, and incorporate some play therapy with children. As a Consultant-In-Training, I provide individual and group consultation to EMDR-trained clinicians seeking EMDR Certification and I greatly enjoy providing consultation at EMDR Center of the Rockies EMDR Basic Trainings, helping clinicians learn and implement EMDR therapy into their practice.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and am deeply committed to helping my clients to improve their wellbeing and overall satisfaction in life.
My decision to become a therapist involved moving from Israel to Boston in 2007 to begin my graduate training in counseling. I have learned a great deal from both my academics and my own life experiences and enjoy working with older adolescents and adults to help them learn to thrive. I enjoy brain-based, evidence based therapies and focus primarily on EMDR therapy and neurofeedback to get results.
I help individuals with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues using a style that is goal-oriented, with specific attention to the therapeutic relationship and monitoring treatment progress. I collaborate with clients to help them attain their desired treatment outcomes.
I became a therapist because I believe in every person’s ability to heal and am committed to providing hope for all ages. I have been providing counseling services in the Denver area since 2016, when I moved here from Arizona. Prior to joining Greenwood Counseling Center, I worked as a community therapist where I provided in-home intensive treatment and case management for high-risk children and families. I have also provided crisis response for Victim Witness Services in Flagstaff, AZ. It was through this work I realized my passion to pursue a career in supporting those healing from trauma.
Throughout my clinical experience working with trauma and complex trauma, I have always been eager to learn more effective ways to treat the symptoms that follow trauma. This is how I discovered my love for both EMDR therapy and the LENS Neurofeedback system, both of which tend to be my primary areas of focus for all ages.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. I obtained my B.A. from University of Vermont in 2004 and my M.A. in Psychology from University of Denver in 2009. I became licensed in 2011. I am certified in EMDR therapy through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA).
I became interested in counseling after teaching High School in Massachusetts when I realized I enjoyed the one-on-one supportive relationship I had with my students and their parents. As a graduate student in 2008 I began my counseling career working with both adolescents and adults in the criminal justice system. There, I saw how complex trauma, dysfunctional family systems, and systemic problems contributed to mental health issues and created serious consequences for both the individual and society. Following graduation I decided to focus my professional career on the impact of trauma, both systemically and for the individual. Over the next 9 years I worked in non-profit agencies, gaining a great deal of experience with clients of all ages and moving into supervisory and management roles. I eventually ended my work in the non-profit sector after three years as a Clinical Director, overseeing the clinical services for 100+ children and families. I now provide therapeutic services in private practice as part of the counseling team at Greenwood Counseling Center. Currently, I hold a number of positions beyond my private practice I am an adjunct faculty member of Regis University, teach for Parenting After Divorce, and work part-time to provide trauma counseling for Police and First Responders.
I feel truly grateful to witness the profound change in my clients as they heal and grow. My greatest joy is seeing the positive results in my clients when they reach their goals and can be their authentic selves. My expertise lies in working with individuals who are suffering with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, women’s issues, and grief and loss. I work with individuals, allowing the therapeutic process to create the positive changes that my clients are searching for in their lives. I offer my clients a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space to work through painful issues and to promote healing.
My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. I utilize a variety of tools that are integrated into a personalized plan for each person. I am passionate about using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and additional evidence-based therapies such as Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I include mindfulness and stress management techniques when working with my clients.
As a therapist, I believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is our own love and attention, and that a deep understanding of ourselves is at the heart of healing and change. It is my greatest joy to take part in this journey for clients of all ages at Greenwood Counseling Center.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Colorado and an EMDR trained clinician, in the process of obtaining certification in EMDR through EMDR Center of the Rockies. Prior to joining the team at Greenwood Counseling Center, I worked in the agency sector as a clinician in a residential and day treatment center for youth. I specialized in providing trauma therapy to children, adolescents and families while working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and community partners. Through my work, I had the privilege of witnessing the incredible efficacy of EMDR in alleviating the often devastating effects of trauma and in empowering the survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma to bravely change their life’s story. It was an invaluable experience to work in the agency realm and it fostered in me a deep sense of compassion for the human experience.
Following several years of working as the EMDR Center of the Rockies training coordinator, Julie now brings her energy and organization to the team at Greenwood Counseling Center while continuing her role coordinating EMDR trainings. Prior to her work with Greenwood Counseling Center and EMDR Center of the Rockies, she spent many years working in the school system as a teacher, volunteer and raising three children. Julie brings her warmth and positive energy to the intake of phone calls for Greenwood Counseling Center, and directs callers to the appropriate therapist.
Julie is a lifelong Colorado resident and loves spending time with her family, her beloved dog, and enjoying numerous outdoor activities including golf, hiking and more.