Therapy, Coaching & Ecotherapy


Julie’s therapy methods are designed to assist the process of accessing one’s own innate wisdom and creative energies for optimal living. Anyone wishing to grow, change and evolve will benefit from this interactive, integrative and contemplative approach. Clients learn strategies to heal, intentionally create the life they seek, experience more joy, contentment and self-love. Julie is a ‘way-shower’, gentle guide and compassionate companion for those desiring to come back into alignment with their true essence and use obstacles as growth opportunities. Typical presenting issues include:

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Stress Management/life transition
  • Grief & loss
  • Workplace relationship difficulties
  • Personal/marital relationship issues (ie trust, communication, infidelity)
  • Trauma (past or present)
  • Codependency/boundary issues
  • Poor self Awareness on all levels
  • Low self esteem/Body image

Julie provides a holistic approach to individuals and couples counseling for treatment of a broad spectrum of emotional and relational problems. She works with adults and has a special interest in women’s issues. Her approach is very client centered, collaborative & based on self inquiry. Third party payment accepted. Julie is a participating provider with the following health care providers: Care First and Cigna. Julie is also an out of network provider for plans that include that benefit. Check with your provider for details.


In addition to positive psychology; mindfulness; focused breathwork; ancient wisdom; yoga; the latest research in neuroscience; somatic healing and healthy nutrition Julie incorporates ecotherapy or nature based approaches in her work when appropriate. Ecotherapy is a form of psychology which “acknowledges the vital role of nature and addresses the human-nature relationship”. It focuses not just on our personal relationships, but also on our relationship with the earth. Research is now showing the health benefits of nature based therapies including reduced stress and blood pressure, decreasing anxiety and elevating mood. Read more here.

Indoor/outdoor sessions – include 1) assessment questions that evaluate one’s relationship to nature, environmental issues, lifestyle and time spent in nature 2) Interventions such as choosing a nature item or ally, nature poetry or guided imagery in the office 3) having a session outside and/or homework assignments that include mindful walks outside, developing a relationship with a tree, animal or place

The Frederick Nature Company offers Yoga & Nature Connection Hikes and Mindfulness in Nature Groups. Nature inspired hikes include yoga (optional), meditation & earth wisdom. These hikes allow one to go to a deeper level of self awareness while attuning to the natural rhythms & healing aspects of mother nature. These are gentle, local hikes suitable for all levels if in good physical condition who are interested in creating or reestablishing a deeper relationship to the natural world. These hikes take place in local parks or along the Monocacy River.

Come reconnect to the natural world. “people are intimately connected with, embedded in, and inseparable from the rest of nature. Grasping this fact deeply shifts our understanding of how to heal the human psyche and the currently dysfunctional and even lethal human-nature relationship.” –

‘Keep close to Nature’s heart…..
and break clear away, once in awhile, and
climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.’
–    John Muir


Office Hours by appointment only:

Tues 10 – 8 pm    Wed 8 – 8 pm    Thurs 11 – 8 pm    Fri  8 – 12 noon

Individual + couples therapy is available in Julie’s Frederick, MD home office.  To schedule contact Julie at


Vibrant Life Coaching and Soul Mentoring

Feeling stuck? Not sure of your purpose anymore? Your life path no longer feeling meaningful?

Through one:one sessions Julie gently guides and creates an individualized plan for adult women who want to make positive changes in their lives and reach their full potential.  A safe environment is created for participants to explore and grow physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually through positive psychology, ancient wisdom, modern neuroscience, nature and experiential practices. Julie combines her experiences as a therapist, yoga teacher, wife, mother,  traveler, nutrition & nature enthusiast to help you mindfully break through the obstacles preventing you from reaching any goal. Techniques include developing daily practices such as breathwork, journaling, yoga, mindfulness, contemplative & self inquiry practices or nature based experiences.

Mentoring is available worldwide via Skype or zoom, phone or in Julie’s Frederick, MD home office. Initial cost is $200 for initial consultation and two 30 minute follow-up phone, Skype or in-person sessions

To schedule, please email:

1743 Dearbought Dr
Frederick, MD 21701

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