Julia Ruane, LCSW graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of America and with her Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University. Julia serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Abbottsford Falls. Julia’s previous experience includes case management with clients with severe mental illness, mental health assessment, individual and group therapy for both mental health and dual diagnosis issues. She has worked in multiple levels of care, including inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment. She has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as a certification in Positive Psychology. Her experience includes working with adults and children to address a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, substance abuse, grief/loss, trauma, and women’s health. Julia uses a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach. She believes strongly in building and maintaining trusting relationships with her clients to help them heal from past traumas, live peacefully in the present moment, and feel hopeful about the future.