Provider type: Psychiatric APN
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 12+), Families, Individuals
When you meet Julie, you’ll meet a provider who’ll actively listen to your story to truly understanding your struggles and needs. Together you’ll work to find the least invasive treatment approach to guide you on the path of healing and self-discovery. You’ll learn to build on your strengths, develop healthier coping skills, and break self-defeating patterns.
Julie’s approach to health care is wholistic; she treats the whole individual. She believes that physical health, nutrition, sleep hygiene and social supports are all essential to mental wellness, and that healing is not about just prescribing medication.
Julie begins with an initial 60-minute visit to get to know her patients. Medication support is provided during 30-minute follow-up appointments at a frequency ranging from two weeks to three months. During that time, medication may be added, reduced, or removed in the context of psychotherapy, lifestyle changes or other therapeutic modalities.
She helps clients ages 13 to 70+ manage or overcome mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. She utilizes therapy and treatment modalities such as prescribing psychiatric medications; motivational interviewing, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectal behavioral therapy; consultation with and referral to other healthcare professionals as needed; and education about optimal practices that promote psychological and physical health and well-being.
Julie has worked in healthcare since she was in her early 20s. She started in massage and complementary modalities, and then worked as an Emergency Medical Technician while in nursing school at University of Alaska. Her 11-year nursing career focused on critical areas, like the emergency room, intensive care, and flight nursing. After that she transitioned into community nursing working with Alaska native people with substance use disorders which led her to the University of Colorado to obtain a Family Nurse Practitioner degree. As a primary care provider, she worked with Hopi, Navajo, and Lakota people in rural Colorado and Alaska communities over a 12-year time span. In 2017, Julie returned to school to work on a post-graduate certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, focusing on treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Julie would be honored to join you on your journey to body, mind, and soul well-being.