I am passionate about people.
Every person has a story to tell. 
My life's work is helping people
find their place in a better story.

With care,

 

 
 

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Julia Sterne is a registered clinical counsellor who approaches therapy from a place of genuine care, empathy, respect and hope. Her model of therapy is eclectic working with family systems theory, psychodynamic theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential therapy, narrative therapy, intuitive eating, and mindfulness. She also offers therapy based on the integration of psychology and theology for those interested in Christian counselling.

 

 

Specialization and Issues Treated

 

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT

Julia has been working with youth and young adults for over 10 years. Her experience includes everything from crisis stabilization in hospital settings to mentoring middle-schoolers. She is gifted in connecting with youth, building trust through her caring and honest presence, and developing emotional growth and increased well being in her young clients.

 

EATING DISORDERS

Working with eating disorders is a treasured experience for Julia. She has shared in this struggle in her own story and feels true empathy in working with men and women who have experienced difficulty with food and body image. Julia has witnessed her clients overcome food addiction, bulimia, anorexia, compulsive exercising and self-harm. The clients with the greatest success were those willing to change.

 

CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING

There is a spiritual dynamic in our struggles, in our relationships, and in our pain. Bringing to light these dynamics has been an important part of Julia’s counselling. Julia received her Master’s from a school that specializes in the training of Christian counsellors. She is trained in counselling personal spiritual struggles and their impact on oneself and others. Julia has worked at a Christian counselling clinic for over three years and makes use of more holistic methods in the healing and growth of the mind, body, and spirit when requested by the client.

 

ISSUES TREATED

Abuse, Adjustment Disorder, Anger, Anorexia, Attachment, Anxiety, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Career Issues, Communication, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Family Issues, Fear, Forgiveness, Grief, Guilt, Loss, Marriage Issues, Mental Illness, Neglect, OCD, Overeating, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Physical Abuse, Premarital, Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Relationships, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Shame, Spiritual Issues, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Women's Issues, Verbal Abuse

 

 

Qualifications

 

REGISTRATION

Julia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #8086) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselling. For more information visit the BCACC site.

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Julia received a B.Sc. in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She continued her education at Asbury Theological Seminary where she graduated with a Master’s of Arts in Counselling. She has worked in hospital and residential treatment facilities for children and youth, in schools, and in private practice. She is trained in psychology, counselling theory, research approved counselling practices, individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as theology.