Julia Thompson is a therapist, a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, and a licensed Master Social Worker in Texas. She has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, and inpatient care in the addiction and eating disorder fields. Her approach in therapy integrates holistic, expressive, developmental attachment theory, and traditional evidenced-based approaches.
Julia adores and thrives working with children, teens, emergent adults, parents, and families. Before graduate school, Julia worked in the art field and continues to integrate expressive arts into her practice with patients. She is passionate about her work in the eating disorder field, specifically in body liberation and the social justice components that affect so many individuals and families.
Before receiving her Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014, Julia worked in the addiction treatment field for four years. Her focus has been on trauma resolution since starting graduate school. She was initially trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and now in rapid resolution therapy, an approach that achieves memory reconsolidation without re-traumatization in as few as 1-2 sessions. In addition to working as a clinician, Julia has managed clinical programs, supervised therapists and support staff, and worked in program development.
Julia has received additional specialized training in perinatal mental health, volunteered with Postpartum Support International, trained in critical incident stress management through the ICISF (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation), and acted on a tri-county critical incident team serving local first responders in Southwest Florida.