Ms. Julie Giroux, M.Ed., RCC

About Me

In recent years I have focused my practice in helping people heal from the effects of traumatic experiences, anxiety, insomnia, coping with stress and illness as well as and concerns particular to those in the LGBTIQ communities. I work with people to help them process and heal from the mental, emotional and somatic effects following traumatic experiences such as car crashes, workplace accidents, interpersonal violence, and those who encounter distressing situations in the course of their work such as first responders, and other health care workers including other psychotherapists. My therapy work is informed by the intention to offer an individualized approach to helping each person I meet to adapt, grow and thrive with life challenges. I’m informed by a variety of therapeutic approaches that include the body and mind including: Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in addition to Attachment Focused EMDR.

Education & Experience

Master's degree in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy (University of Toronto)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors Parnell Institute (EMDR training) EMDR Canada

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale

ICBC, other extended health benefits plans