Formal Bio

Julie Smith, MHS, LMFT, professional trainer, consultant, and psychotherapist, is dedicated to treating trauma and training professionals in the areas of trauma-informed care, trauma-focused treatment, and vicarious trauma. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. 

A TEDx speaker, Julie engages with audiences around the world. She has been quoted and featured in many publications including USA Today, Family Circle, First for Women, and other web, television, and print outlets. She is also the author of Mommyhood Diaries: Living the Chaos One Day at a Time, a winner of the Fresh Voices Award. 

Julie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Masters of Human Service with an emphasis in Social Gerontology, and post-graduate certifications in Marriage and Family Therapy and Adolescent Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is trained in EMDR. She also has extensive training in trauma-informed care, victim assistance, micro-expressions, and systemic art + play therapy. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Psychology in Systems and Organizations. 

Julie is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Psychological Association, American Society on Aging, and the Gerontological Society of America. She is also an alumnus of the FBI Citizens Academy. Julie currently maintains a private practice in New York City and Lafayette, Colorado. 

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