Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health profession. She provides therapy, trauma-focused interventions, parent training and coaching, child custody evaluations, school social work, and clinical supervision. She has extensive clinical and legal experience working with children, couples, and participating in court proceedings.
Julie is a firm believer in providing positive and affirming support for clients in a kind and non-judgmental manner. She understands how difficult it may be to begin the learning and healing process, so you can count on her to make it worthwhile. Julie believes in providing a holistic-integrative approach and is trained in a myriad of orientations: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Julie also specializes in couples work and uses the Gottman Method, Family Systems, and CBT for couples. Clients report appreciation for Julie’s ability to combine humor and creativity in services. Clients have also expressed appreciation for Julie augmenting their strengths, potential, and goal achievement.
At Life Solutions, we value training and education in practice and in professional development. Julie is a seasoned educator with experience training for the Department of Children and Family Investigators, Medical Physicians, Police Departments, and Sheriff’s Deputies. She provides education about Domestic Violence, Forensic Interview Techniques, Child Development, Child Abuse and Neglect, Substance Abuse, Mental Health Disorders, and Effective Parenting Techniques. Julie was also a Field Instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Illinois State University, and Aurora University.
Julie supports the Life Solutions mission of advocacy for family systems, including pet animals. Julie developed an Animal Assisted Therapy program for foster children in which children developed skills and confidence by training rescue animals. This program was so successful that the approach and outcomes were presented at a National Conference for Foster Care in Atlanta, Georgia. Julie previously worked as an Animal Cruelty Investigator, specializing in cruelty to horses. Julie wisely asserts that “The true qualities of human souls are revealed by how their animals are treated.”
Everyone needs someone objective, accepting, and non-judgmental to talk with; this is a basic human need. Often our family or friends are unable to provide objective feedback or they may not be knowledgeable about updated research and skills regarding children, relationships, couples, and families. Life Solutions provides a comfortable and confidential atmosphere to move you towards hope and achievement. Please contact Julie to if you are interested in services: Julie@lifesolutionsgroup.org.
- National Association of Social Workers
- American Humane Association
- Master’s Degree in Social Work (Aurora University)
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Colorado State University)
License and Certifications
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Divorce Mediation Certification
- Type 73/Professional Educator License