Why? Because I found purpose and meaning in being able to connect with people through their suffering and helping them reconnect with their true self.
Throughout my life I have struggled through the mud of having ADHD – of seeing and experiencing the world differently. I was able to find my way through recognizing what I needed in order to get to where I am today. I didn’t have a clear path. What I did have was strong values and fear of letting others down. I still don’t know where I am going to be in five years from now, and I am okay with that.
I have leaned into my intuitive knowing all along and will continue to do so and help others do the same.
I value gratitude, integrity, humor, growth, community, relationships, respect, authenticity. These values have informed my learning, relationships, and the path I have taken in growing my practice and Denver Metro Counseling.
My approach to therapy is relationally focused. I am curious about who you are, what you want for yourself, what your relationship with all the parts of you is like and how I can use what I have learned to help you figure out how to get there.
I believe to my core, we all have the answers we need. That we are our own experts.
We can spend too much time in our heads and allow others’ opinions or expectations blur our ability to get real with ourselves.
My job is to help you settle all that chaos and uncertainty in your head. Help you slow down and get to the core of who you are; to your intuitive self.
Many people are surprised to hear I did not enter my graduate program in psychology with the intention of becoming a therapist. I struggled with figuring out what I wanted to do with my life and decided going back to school would be a good way to put off making that decision.
A friend of mine said I should move to Chicago and go to school there. I decided that sounded like a good idea. And here I am now, back in Denver running a group psychotherapy practice.
MA, LPC, ACS
Julie works with adolescents, young adults, adults, parents and families and specializes in ADHD, trauma, suicide risk, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions and loss.
“I believe in the ability to recover and grow through the pain life can present us and use evidenced-based practices to help my clients learn this hopeful approach to therapy. I truly value being able to connect with clients and provide a space for them to share their story.”
Julie has extensive training in ADHD, trauma, and suicide intervention and loss and provide workshops for others in the community, including clinicians, in suicide intervention, risk assessment, and management. Since 2006, she has worked in group and private practices, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and in crisis evaluation.
Julie supports other entrepreneurs, founders and small business owners through their unique experiences in these leadership roles helping them balance their mental, physical, spiritual, relational health while doing what they love for work.
She provides supervision and consultation for other clinicians specifically around suicide risk, assessment, and treatment and ADHD. In 2014 she started DMC with the goal of creating a place where people feel valued, respected, and supported by their therapist and therapists also feel valued, respected and supported in their employment. She has been thoughtful about the growth and direction of DMC and has hired and collaborates with people who share the same values and care in providing therapeutic supports.
Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an EMDR Approved Consultant, an Approved Clinical Supervisor and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), a Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider, and the founder of Denver Metro Counseling. She started my career in Public Health working in suicide prevention and in 2005 transitioned into Mental Health.
In 2007 she earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and received a Certificate in Adolescent Mental Health through the University of Illinois Champagne/Urbana in 2007. She is currently licensed in the states of Colorado, Illinois and Virginia.
Julie completed Integrative Psychiatry Institute's Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Program in 2022 and incorporates ketamine assisted psychotherapy with some clients as indicated further connecting people to their intuitive knowing, reduce suicidality, depression, anxiety and other distressing experiences.
EMDR Individual Consultation 50 minutes: $180.00
EMDR Group Consultation 60 minutes: $60.00
Clinical Supervision 50 minutes: $180.00
Initial Assessment for Individual 90 minutes: $320.00
Individual Therapy Sessions 50 minutes: $180.00
Parent and Family Sessions 60 minutes: $215.00
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (Prep and Integration) 50 minutes: $180
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (with medicine) 2 hours: $430
Other services provided are pro-rated at $215.00/60 minutes.