As a Creative Arts Therapist, Julie’s goal is to assist clients in looking at their lives in a new or different way as they journey on the road to healing and wholeness. Julie believes both the creative process and traditional therapy are about problem solving, changing our expectations and perceptions, and learning to recognize how hardships can provide valuable opportunities for growth. Julie has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a Master’s of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn, New York. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).
Julie has worked with adults and adolescents struggling with mental illness, trauma, bereavement, and addiction, as well as children with ASD, Julie works with children, adolescents and adults. Along with traditional talk therapy, Julie uses creative modalities such as art, music, creative writing, and sand tray therapy to explore issues that may be difficult to articulate verbally.