Julia received her Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts. She has been recognized as a top student at both institutions.Upon graduation, Julia earned a converted position with a Manhattan based concierge outpatient treatment center as a therapist. It was there that she established an Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Curriculum and Mentorship Program. Julia specializes in working with co-occurring disorders, inclusive of substance abuse disorder. Throughout her career, she has also been responsible for running executive functioning programs, recovery groups, and several therapeutic process groups making her an integral part of the recovery team. Julia employs her sense of humor to engage clients. She provides a balance of empathy and insight to help bring the client towards their motivation to change. Her holistic approach allows the client to achieve full recovery.