Julia began working in residential treatment with adolescents in 2005. She worked with severely and persistently mentally ill adults in 2006 as a case manager at a local counseling center. Prior to Graduate School, she worked in the juvenile probation arena helping at-risk youth. Her Masters in Counseling Degree was obtained from the University of Phoenix in 2012. She is specialized in trauma resolution and certified in EMDR, a technique used to treat trauma. She is a member of the American Counselors Association. Julia has been with The Chateau for the past three years because she believes strongly in the program. Her passion for recovery has blossomed over the past several years as she has seen individuals gain self worth and overcome addiction. Her style involves finding meaning in one’s adversity while helping to find one’s sense of self outside of addictive patterns. When not pursuing her passion at The Chateau, Julia enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, Kip, running marathons and fashion.