Julia comes to Roots to Thrive with over 20 years experience as a community-based crisis response nurse for mental health and substance use. Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand) Julia now resides with gratitude as a settler on the traditional lands of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. With a deeply compassionate approach, Julia welcomes meeting people through the intake process, and further supporting participants on their unique healing journey. Julia believes firmly in the healing powers of “community as medicine” and strives to support the inner healing intelligence that resides in our bodies. Julia is honored to support others seeking an alternative to mainstream treatments for mental distress.