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Julia is Early Childhood Partner’s Executive Director, and has been with the organization since its inception. Julia graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, summa cum laude with a business degree and went on to complete a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver graduating magna cum laude. Julia has worked with Early Childhood Partners as a mental health consultant, providing support to teachers, children and parents in early childhood settings. She is a parent group leader for the Incredible Years (IY) parenting program, an IY Dinosaur School peer coach, and an IY Teacher Classroom Management trainer and coach. She has led the IY parenting program in Eagle County since 2006 facilitating the most sessions in the state of Colorado. She is a trainer for the FLIP IT! strategy.
Julia worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Mind Springs for nine years (2005-2014), and provided services to children of all ages, couples, and individuals. She also served on the Child Protection Team for Eagle County for eight years (2006-2014). Julia has been the mental health consultant for Head Start since 2004, and for Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Eagle County since 2008. Julia serves on the Health Services Advisory Committee, Early Childhood Advisory Committee, and Total Health Alliance for Eagle County, and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council.
She provides Part C Early Intervention for children with developmental delays and/or disabilities birth through age three. She is currently in the process of receiving her endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor through COAIM, and is a credentialed Coach and Trainer through the Colorado Department of Education. She has training in the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, The Nurse-Family Partnership Interpersonal Violence Intervention, and Strengthening Families.