Hi, I’m Julia!
“If you can’t beat fear, do it scared.” – Unknown
I graduated with a liberal arts degree from the University of New Mexico where I studied Nutrition and Psychology. I believe it was my own recovery journey that not only led me to the work I do now with Alsana but through an array of nourishing opportunities to be of service and give back to the ED recovery community, some of which include:
- Recovery coaching
- Size Diversity training
- Facilitating body image groups and eating disorder support groups
- Recovery speaking
- Joyful Movement coaching
- Eating disorder advocacy
- Every Body is Beautiful Project graduate
- Official Body Project Facilitator (through NEDA affiliates)
- EDRDPro Ambassador
- Certified trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine
Doing what I love
I consider it a privilege to support folks as they contemplate treatment and reassure them they’re not alone as they make these hard, first decisions about their recovery. Being present with people, offering a safe space to process, and empowering them to hope brings me a lot of fulfillment, both personally and professionally.
My mission is to make treatment as accessible as possible by encouraging individuals to put their whole health first; I feel honored and fortunate to hold space for people to express their feelings and validate what they’re going through.
I was drawn to Alsana because of its innovations in eating disorder treatment and dedication to making recovery not only possible but probable. I have enjoyed being a part of the Alsana community and have been continuously impressed by the quality of the people here.
In my free time
When I am not at Alsana, I enjoy spending time with my dog, Kid, playing the banjo, practicing aerial artistry, and canoeing down the Rio Grande.