About Dr. Julie
Licensed Clinical Psychologist #PY60471740
My psychological services are provided with the brain in mind. I believe it is important to practice the 'art' of psychology from a neurodevelopmental approach, which is informed by the underlying neurobiology as it relates to behavior. Understanding the brain behind the behavior is critical to implementing assessment and intervention in a way that promotes the development of positive behavior, self-awareness, and self-esteem.
I have worked in the area of neurodevelopment for over 20 years. I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and worked as a research scientist for Dr. George Ojemann, MD, at the University of Washington studying the neurobiology of learning and memory in patients with epilepsy. My interest in neurodevelopment brought me to Seattle Pacific University where I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in child development and neuropsychological assessment. My doctoral dissertation examined the relations of autobiographical memory, theory of mind, and social skills in young children with autism.
I received my clinical training at the University of Washington CARE clinic, Evergreen Medical Center, and with Dr. Valerie Wall, PhD, specializing in assessment and intervention with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, anxiety disorders, and other neurodiverse profiles. I trained for two years, completing my internship at the University of Washington CARE clinic, under the direct supervision of Julie Osterling, PhD. I trained and worked with Dr. Valerie Wall, PhD, for five years and completed my post-doctoral fellowship with her. Following the Oso mudslide, I accepted an invitation to work as a contracted psychologist for the Darrington School District for 3.5 years.
My clinical experience includes developmental, comprehensive, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments for developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, cognitive impairment, and learning disabilities; intervention and treatment planning; individual therapy; and parent coaching. I also have experience working on multi-disciplinary teams in the medical and educational settings. I tailor therapy to the individual, utilizing evidence-based interventions and drawing from behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapy to promote skill building and self-awareness.
I deeply value each of my diverse experiences and am excited to be able to draw on my knowledge from the medical and educational settings, and to translate my background in brain research, to support positive individual development. I look forward to talking with you!
MY LOCATION: 2366 Eastlake Ave. E, Suite 306 SEATTLE, WA 98102