Julie is an experienced youth and family counsellor trained in mental health, substance use as well as eating disorder challenges. She has worked extensively with youth and their families in both hospital and community settings and is skilled and knowledgeable in mental health care system navigation.
Julie works collaboratively with families, including those from diverse backgrounds and/or identifying as LGBTQ2S, to support their goals and enhance their knowledge of key services, leading to increased access to supports. Valuing individuals as experts on their own lives, she listens and guides, using a trauma informed practice lens, being person-centered and solution-focused.
In addition to working directly with youth and families, Julie consults with service providers, including clinicians and educators offering navigation and advocacy expertise. Further, Julie is passionate and dedicated to shifting the “culture” of MHSU systems, to authentically engage families and youth in the process, and to focus on the family’s integral role in treatment and recovery, leading to improved service design of mental health and SU programs, resulting in the greater well-being of families, as a whole.
B.Ed., M.C. Candidate,
Youth and Family Counsellor
# 9, 5763 Oak St.,