Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a master’s degree from VCU School of Social Work. She attended post graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington D.C. Her clinical experience is concentrated in understanding issues of trauma, anxiety and addiction. Her passion has always been with individuals experiencing eating disorders, and she has extensive training, experience and relationships with community partners pertaining to eating disorders and their accompanying labyrinth of thoughts, feelings and challenges.
Prior to joining Veritas, Julie worked in the field of sexual and domestic violence for many years both for a local non-profit and University Counseling Services at VCU as a Title IX, sexual harassment specialist. She has worked in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings and has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Based Therapy with a focus on the Maudsley Method. She especially likes working in a collaborative way, therapeutically with families supporting their loved one’s healing path.
Julie also teaches clinical practice to graduate students as an adjunct professor in the MSW Program at VCU School of Social Work. This work combines nicely with her clinical work, helping her to stay at the forefront of dynamic new approaches in helping patients navigate emotional health and well-being.