Dr. Julia Summers an eight year licensed professional counselor with a PhD in family counseling. Dr.Julia summers specializes in Dialectical Behavioral therapy to provide mental health services for dual diagnosis and borderline clients including strategies to deal with struggles, challenges with relapse, and management of emotions. Dr. Summers has presented numerous stress management DBT strategies, and wellness seminars to provide awareness to promote mental and physical wellness. Dr. Julia summer conducts weekly DBT groups for clients in recovery.
Dr. Summers has practiced in community mental health for ten years serving children, parents, couples, families, and individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and numerous life challenges. Dr. Summer’s therapeutic philosophy is a positive strength and strategy based clinician to assist clients and families in healing. Currently she is in private practice in Prescott Arizona.
Dr. Summer’s passion and expertise in regards to stressors inherent in the mental health workplace has provided valuable information and strategies for wellness. In addition, as a Subject Matter Expert for the state of California working on the topic of ethics she has come to appreciate the impact of management of stress, management of emotions, linked to quality of care for clients.
Dr. Summers uses hands on approach during her seminars and groups for participants to actively use information presented and apply to specific circumstances and workplace challenges. Dr. Summers is passionate that being a mental health worker is a rewarding and challenging job and it is an ethical responsibility for clinicians to recognize and manage their stress to serve as a positive role model for clients and enhance their quality of care for clients and achieve their own personal health and wellness.