Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
Hi, I’m Julia Ross, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate at Foundations Family Therapy in Raleigh.
Helping you connect with your children and teens to find lasting healing.
Do you or your children seem to be struggling either internally or through external negative behaviors? Is your teenager engaging in dangerous or worrisome behaviors? Do you have painful memories from years ago that sometimes seep into your life or your parenting? Are your teens withdrawing from you? Looking for someone who your teens can connect with who “gets it”? Wondering if this life is “normal” and if everyone feels this way? Has your child or teen experienced something that keeps them up at night or been painful for them? Is your child struggling socially or emotionally at school? Are you struggling emotionally? Wondering where your “village” is to support you? It sometimes feels impossible to get out of the hole by ourselves and that’s okay. We were made for community and to use support systems.
I see my role as a therapist of truly seeing you, seeing your need, and giving you resources to help you out and move you in the direction you want to go, toward victory and healing. I value authenticity, respect, and honesty.
Being “real” together
Authenticity, honesty, and respect are so important in the therapeutic relationship. You don’t have to be anyone besides yourself in the therapy room. Who you are is enough. Children and teenagers want authenticity, answers, support, and respect. I give every person in the therapy room the respect and listening ear they deserve.
Together we can create goals that you are passionate about and I can use my expertise to guide you and cheer you on to those goals. You deserve to be heard, understood and supported. I will use my expertise to communicate well with your child and teen and teach you to do the same to achieve lasting connection and healing.
Who I Am
I have experience working in a residential school social work setting with children and teens with a history of trauma. I enjoy working with children, teens, young adults and their families to teach healthy coping skills, work through traumatic experiences, and help with anxiety and depressive symptoms. I would be honored to walk this road with you and your family and move you from surviving to thriving!
I use a variety of DBT and CBT interventions and am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for use with children and their caregivers.
I am trained in Christian counseling if that is something you would like incorporated into your treatment plan. I believe true and lasting change comes through God’s work in our lives and would love to help facilitate that with you.
The Fun Stuff
I am from Maryland and recently got married and moved to NC (Oct. 2020)! I am looking forward to exploring North Carolina! I enjoy community service, volleyball, and crafts! I am currently teaching myself to knit! I also love Christmas and am working on knitting Christmas stockings.
My favorite barista order is an Iced Caramel Coffee with Almond Milk from Dunkin Donuts. Being from Connecticut originally, we love Dunkin! Dunkin pride!
If you or your children need a place of authenticity, respect, and honesty to unpack hard things, I am here for you.
I see clients at FFT in Raleigh