Julie Clarke, BCYC, MACP, RP, SEP
Child and Youth Care Practitioner & Registered Psychotherapist Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner
Julie has a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree. She graduated, with distinction from the University of Victoria. In 2011 she started her independent private practice specializing in working with children, youth and families under the name Independent Child and Youth Counselling.
In 2015 Julie added adults to her practice! With a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University Julie broadened her skillset.
Julie works from a trauma informed lens and a developmental, strengths based approach.
Julie’s theories of practice include an eclectic variety such as: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, attachment, bio-psycho-social, solution-focused, mindfulness and somatic therapy.
It is important to note that a significant amount of research has been done to determine the best type of psychologically based therapy. Some research suggests specific forms of therapy as more effective with certain individuals (with various presenting issues); this is not suggestive that any one specific theory of practice is intended for all clients. It is believed that a competent therapist can work with their client with any number of theories and be helpful!
Every individual I work with is unique and so too is the approach I take.”
Julie’s goal is always to meet each individual where they are at, not where they are supposed to be.
Julie is a recipient of the Laureate Award of Excellence, a full certified member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (#7483); member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#001463) and Professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#14236) and Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada as well as a member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (Visit their site here).
In addition to her private practice work Julie has experience in the community at various organizations/agencies including hospital-based child and youth counselling for inpatient/outpatient/emergency crisis (crisis intervention Level 3 NVCI trained), local family health team, child and youth community mental health agencies, alternative school programs (“Section 23”), responder and team leader for Victim Services, trained facilitator Lanark County Community Justice Program and former Kids Help Phone volunteer. Julie is an authorized health provider for Veterans Affairs Canada (Medavie Blue Cross) and is a Clinical Panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.
Julie is also a past contributor to the Parent-Child Guidebook for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and EMC West Carleton.