Julie Lidstone MSW, RSW

Julie Lidstone holds a Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Practice from the University of Calgary. She is an active member in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW).

Using attachment theory as a foundation, Julie works with adults, youth, and children struggling in relationships or with personal challenges. Areas of expertise include couples therapy, adoption, parent-child relationships, divorce and co-parenting, depression, and anxiety.

When working with couples, Julie uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level III Clinical Training) to repair and strengthen marriages.

Trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), Julie is passionate about using this model when working with families with challenges related to adoption or foster parenting. She provides in-home intervention and consultation where appropriate, she also applies Circle of Security and Theraplay principles where necessary (particularly in strengthening child-parent relationships).

She can bring biblical wisdom into therapy or a reminder of our freedom in Jesus for those seeking Christian counselling; however, she also works successfully with clients from a variety of faiths and backgrounds.

Julie is married with three children. They recently moved home to Victoria from Alberta. She and her husband are adoptive parents and have also been foster care providers.

You can not lead a child to a place of healing if you do not know the way yourself.

Dr. Karyn Purvis