Julia has over 10 years of experience in the mental health sector including community, clinical and juvenile forensic settings. Julia enjoys working with a range of psychological issues that young people and adults may be experiencing. These may include: trauma, gender dysphoria, personality disorders, self-harm, voices, psychotic illnesses, relationship difficulties, loss and grief, anxiety and depression.
Julia has a particular interest in working with individuals who may be experiencing personality based difficulties and may find it at times difficult to access services. She also works with children, adolescence and adults who are gender questioning or gender-diverse, and works closely with services to support individuals and families through this process. Julia has also worked with victims and families post-Black Saturday bushfires and has an interest in supporting people disaster trauma.
WPATH Assessments and Gender Affirming Surgery
Over the past few years Julia’s work has included working with children, adolescents and adults who experience Gender Dysphoria. Julia works with gender diverse people. Gender Dysphoria is a journey which involves:- questioning, transitioning and accessing gender-affirming surgery. Julia also conducts WPATH assessments and liaises with Australian Gender Clinic’s and surgeons who conduct gender-affirming surgery.
Julia’s therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative and utilises evidence-based techniques tailored to the individual’s needs. These techniques may include:- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Julia particularly enjoys working with the individual to find ways to empower them to achieve their recovery goals. At times, this can mean working collaboratively with family, teachers and other health professionals.
As a Clinical Psychologist Julia’s work history includes working in staff teams across prominent community and clinical mental health services including Mind Australia, Berry Street, Royal Children’s Hospital (based at Melbourne Youth Justice Centre) , Star Community Health, The Alfred and Headspace. Julia also within primary and secondary school environments. This practice experience is underpinned by a Masters of Clinical Psychology. Julia is a Clinical Psychologist registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Julia is a Full Member of EMDRAA- EMDR Association of Australia.
Release My Super works with the ATO and clients in the early release of super on compassionate grounds. A WPATH assessment is part of the process when considering transgender surgery. The WPATH assessment is normally conducted by a Clinic Psychologist, like Julia from Ivanhoe Psychological Services. The ATO does not recognise Psychologists when assessing the claims for the Release of Super.
For those wishing to use money from their super to fund Transgender Surgery the application to the ATO must be submitted under mental health and signed off by a psychiatrist. Call us at Release My Super if you wish to release funds from your super for this type of procedure.