Julie’s clinical orientation is strongly rooted in her training as an Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Level III Practitioner. This approach to therapy is healing-oriented and non-pathologizing. AEDP integrates the known neurobiological processes for survival and growth with the use of somatic channels to foster procedural learning and neural rewiring to resolve traumas. Cognitive and emotional resiliency are developed through new experiences of risk-taking in context of secure relational attachment.
Julie’s private practice is under the supervision of Regina Archer, LMFT, at the Integrative Counseling Service Central San Rafael location (910 Irwin St.). Julie specializes in working affirmatively with sexual and gender minorities and sex-positive communities (LGBTQ*, non-normative relationships, open/non-monogamous, polyamory, polysexuality, BDSM, leather/kink, fetishism, gender nonconformity/fluidity). She works with issues pertaining to gender and sexuality, minority stress, depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, couples/multiple-partner relationships, parent/child relationships, family counseling, and ADHD. She offers a sliding scale, and is happy to speak by phone for a free consultation.
Working at The Spahr Center, a nonprofit in San Rafael, Julie serves as the LGBTQ* Program Coordinator and Youth Outreach Liaison. She also provides counseling to LGBTQ* and HIV-affected clients there and leads several support groups.
Julie is presently working toward her PhD in Human Sexuality at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco.
Julie also serves as the Coordinator of Volunteers at AEDP West, the Diversity Chair of Marin CAMFT, the Recorder of the Southern Marin Multi-Disciplinary Team, and a member of Marin County’s Cultural Competence Advisory Board.