Meet Julie

My name is Julie Perry, and I am a registered Social Worker who has over 17 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings.

At age six I had decided that I wanted to be a private practice counsellor and as life does I was faced with many obstacles and it was not always an easy road to get there, but I am now doing my dream job. I am also a mother, a stepmom, and a wife who loves being outdoors in the sunshine or near water or better yet both! I am extremely passionate about my work and find it such a privilege that others allow me into the most vulnerable parts of their emotional selves to help them heal. I believe that everyone can benefit from counselling as we all have areas we can grow in and heal from, including me. I understand what it feels like to be the one searching for a counsellor and coming to a session and do not take it for granted what my clients may be experiencing.

Since I have found so many areas in which I enjoy working I would identify myself as a Generalist Social Worker. I work with individuals of all ages above eight years old. Some of the key areas of my practice include mental health, addictions, chronic disease management, health and adjustment, family and couples counselling, communication, boundaries,anger counselling, grief loss, and bereavement.

I believe that the key aspects for a successful counselling experience begin with a strong therapeutic relationship that is rooted in honesty, vulnerability, and safety. This relationship is best paired with your desire and willingness to take steps to make changes and my passion to work with you to achieve your expressed goals. I firmly believe that as we work together you will be empowered to make changes that can result in the experience of a more fulfilling life. My role in your journey is to guide, support, and equip you to make it safely through that journey. Whether you are experiencing a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, are concerned about addiction, are feeling lost and overwhelmed, insecure or just feeling stuck and wanting to start a new chapter in your life, you are not alone as we are in this together and I as your guide will walk you through these times.

I have a very diversified background that allows me to assist individuals, couples, and families with a wide variety of concerns, diagnoses, and goals all in one safe space.

My Treatment Approaches

I often use a variety of treatment approaches within my sessions as I do not believe just one is a fit for everyone or every situation.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strengths Based
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Psycho-Social Educational
  • Trauma Informed
  • Person Centered
  • Culturally Sensitive

Get to know more about Julie's background


  • Bachelor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
  • Completed the Aging Specialization within my Social Work Degree
  • British Columbia College of Social Work
    Registered Social Worker, BC (#10430)

Certifications & Training:

  • Psychosocial Care of the Bereaved & Dying
  • Motivational Interviewing- Intensive Level 1
  • Supporting Families with Parental Mental Illness
  • CBT: Engaging Clients in Therapy for Depression
  • Treating Traumatized Adults and Children
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents
    Concurrent Disorders in Youth
  • Integrative Sex and Couples Certification
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Individual therapy
  • UBC Smart Mindfulness Course
  • Exploring Death, Grief, and Mourning Training
  • Compassion in Hard Places
  • Diabetes Education and Training
  • Violence Prevention


  • Elizabeth Fry Society
    Women’s Outreach Sexual Abuse Counsellor
    Specialized Victim’s Assistance Worker/Court Liaison
  • ARC Programs
    Changes Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
    Youth Agreements Counsellor
    Anger Management Group Facilitator
    Behavioral Intervention Program Counsellor for individuals with ASD
    Collaborative Youth and Family Counsellor
  • Boys and Girls Club
    Reconnect Street Outreach Counsellor for Youth
    Pennylane Youth Transition House
  • Interior Health Authority
    Patient Family Counsellor in Hospital
    Medical Social Worker Community (Counselling for individuals, couples and families around health-related concerns, diagnosis, caregiving as well as end of life)
    Caregiver Support Group
    Diabetes Social Worker
    Heart Function Social Worker
    Supervisor of several BSW/MSW students
  • Ministry of Children and Families and The Bridge
    Foster parent
  • More Than Family Companioning
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