Julie Clark is a licensed clinical social worker with Elysian Counseling and Trauma Care. Julie works with children, adults and families who have experienced adverse trauma and the lasting effects it can create throughout the lifespan. Julie specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is a trainer for Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC). These modalities provide theoretical framework to assist in the intervention of multiple or prolonged traumatic stress.
Julie graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a masters in Social Work in 2012. Then in the spring of 2014 she graduated with a second master’s degree in Health Care Leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Julie currently teaches advanced practicum for Walla Walla University in the Billings satellite campus.
Born and raised in Billings, MT, Julie enjoys spending time with her two young boys and getting as much family time as possible. She has traveled to seventeen different countries and loves to travel learning about new cultures as well as reliving history. Julie has lived in Heredia Costa Rica and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she taught English to young children. Lastly Julie has a passion for all animals. She combines animal assisted therapy into practice and has worked with dogs, horses and even dolphins.
The name Elysian stands for a place of paradise and tranquility.
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives.
I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 1992 I held various executive management positions in a financial industry. I have been involved in several charitable organizations and was previously a foster parent. This lead me to being a mentor to adolescents and young adults at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and Passsages. I am married to a disabled veteran and we have 2 dogs and 2 cats. We enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, and traveling. Through my personal experience with depression I see a large gap between those who seek help and those that can afford it. My goal and our foundation want to bridge that gap.