AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Adult & Child Humanistic Therapy
- Special Needs Populations
Master’s in Art Therapy/Art Education
Florida State University
B.S in Art Education
Ball State University
The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists (Founding President)
American Art Therapy Association (Member)
Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong (Member)
Hong Kong Institute of Analytical Psychology (Member)
Julia grew up in Hong Kong and holds a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy (1994). She has extensively and consistently promoted and piloted art therapy programs in local hospitals, NGO’s, and schools since 1995; client groups include depression, schizophrenia, special needs (down syndrome, autism and ADHD), geriatrics, rehabilitation (stroke and cancer patients), substance abusers, domestic violence, trauma survivors, self-injury, and grief.
Since 1995 Julia has worked in Hong Kong as an art therapist with private clients (children, teenagers and adults) as well as families stemming from a psychotherapy framework. She also integrates other modalities such as Analytical (Jungian), Psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt, and uses Behavioural/ Developmental approaches. Julia is trained in EMDR (Level 2). Her work with clients is confidential and client centered. At the core of her practice is a strong belief that what lies within people is a creative spirit that can help to build resilience and strength. Julia is dedicated to help clients to reach a fuller potential, by tapping into their inner resources and use the creative process to help navigate out of difficult periods of life, find solutions, and envision new ways of being; thus, a more balanced harmonious life.
Julia is the founding president of The Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists and is also a lead developer and instructor in Art Facilitation. Julia has presented her work overseas and locally and has received over 20 publications. You can learn more about Julia on her personal webpage.