julia rick, m.ed, ccc, rp
Hi, I'm Julia. I most often work with those seeking support for anxiety, depression, grief, parenting strategies, and trauma. I am a member and advocate of Toronto Beyond the Blue. I work with many first responders, and their families, to cope with the effects of ongoing stress and critical incidents. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships with clients and use a combination of approaches to best fit their needs or abilities.
In addition to trauma work, I have specialized experience in helping families navigate the education system. Persistent school challenges can create long-term issues for a student, so early intervention is key. Identifying triggers and effective coping strategies is crucial for life-long stress management; it can even improve relationships in the home.
My self-care includes quality time with my loved ones and pets. I enjoy a good biography, documentary, and doing anything creative. I stay active as a humble student of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
It's common for clients to feel nervous at first and therapists are used to it! If you are contemplating therapy for the first time, or deciding to give it another try, book a call to see if we're a fit. We can discuss your questions or concerns, so that you feel more prepared for the next step.
Master of Counselling Psychology, M.Ed
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
York Region Abuse Program (now Cedar Centre)
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Honours Bachelor of Psychology, Hons. BA
Presenter at the 2008 Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bachelor of Business, BACS
Specialization in Organizational and Human Resources
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCC
Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Violence Threat Risk Assessment Trainer (retired)