Julia was inspired to join Alsana as the director of clinical services for the opportunity to grow with a team of people who are genuinely excited to teach, empower, and focus on delivering the best client care possible.
She most enjoys the relational aspect of her work, collaborating with the treatment team, teaching and inspiring clinicians through their journey, and group work with the clients. Previously, Julia has worked in private practice and held roles within treatment centers that include director of admissions, assistant clinical director, lead therapist and primary therapist.
Julia earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, IAEDP, Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals, and is working toward becoming a certified eating disorder specialist and Cognitive Processing Therapist.
In her spare time, Julia loves nature, traveling and doing things out of her comfort zone. She likes to live by the philosophy of “do the harder thing” whether facing fears or inner personal growth. She is also currently teaching herself how to play the guitar.