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Julie McGowan, LMSW


BA Psychology, Hope College
MSW, Grand Valley State University


Licensed Clinical Master of Social Work (LMSW)

Areas of Practice

  • Infant / Toddler/ Young Child Counseling (ages 0-6)
  • Trauma & Attachment Counseling
  • Parenting Consultation

About Julie

Julie has been providing therapeutic services to young children and families for over 15 years. She believes that secure relationship is the key to healing and change and that in order for children to learn how to regulate themselves they need a safe, regulated adult to support them. Julie works with both child and parents/caregivers to enhance their relationship and build necessary skills to successfully manage big feelings and behaviors. She also works with parents to address their own childhood wounds that may be impacting their parenting. Julie welcomes parents who have specific concerns about their child’s development as well as parents who are looking for general support as they adjust to parenting their infant/young child.

Julie takes an integrative approach to treatment, utilizing aspects of various relational and trauma informed therapies, Infant Mental Health principles and cognitive based work. She has extensive experience working with children with histories of trauma, disruptions of attachment, early medical interventions, and foster care/adoption as well as children with anxiety, sensory difficulties, dysregulation, and behaviors. Julie strives to create a safe space for all clients regardless of their race, religion, gender or other identity.

Specialized Training

  • Level One Theraplay Trained
  • Level One Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Trained
  • Certified in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
  • Infant Mental Health Level 3 Endorsed
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained