Julia Kozusko, LPC, IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Mentor (2003-present), Early Childhood Partner’s Executive Director, has been with the organization since its inception. Julia graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 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. Julia is endorsed by the Colorado Association of Infant Mental Health as an IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Mentor. 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, a Registered Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Facilitator, 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, and is a trainer for the FLIP IT! strategy.
Julia was a Licensed Professional Counselor at Colorado West for 9 years 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. Julia has been the mental health consultant for Head Start since 2004, and for Nurse Family Partnership Eagle County since 2008. She is a credentialed Coach and Trainer through the Colorado Department of Education. Julia also 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.