Julie graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1997. In 1999, at the age of
24, she entered recovery from drug and alcohol abuse and has yet to relapse. She
acknowledges that recovery is a one day at a time venture, and continues to work daily to
maintain and grow her recovery.
In 2005 she obtained a power yoga certification, has taught yoga since that time, and regularly
practices power Vinyasa in a heated room. In 2009 she obtained a Masters in Social Work from
Fordham University. Over the course of her career as a licensed clinical social worker she has
developed experience with acute community psychiatry, child and families, addictions, group
and milieu focused interventions, family interventions, and individual interventions. She has
integrated her experience as a yoga teacher into clinical practice with additional trauma
informed yoga training. She has a specialty knowledge base in trauma, specifically childhood
traumatic stress and developmental trauma.
She currently has a private outpatient practice and works for the State of CT at the Albert J.
Solnit Children’s Center in Middletown, CT as child and family clinician in an acute inpatient
setting. She resides in Guilford, CT. She sails and kayaks regularly in Long Island Sound. She
continues to volunteer time to the recovery community and to survivors of sex trafficking. Last,
but far from least, she is exceptionally proud of her 20-year-old son, whom she raised as a 24-7
single mom with no instate support. He is a sophomore at Northland College in Ashland,