Solace Psychology & Wellness

Meet Julie


Julie Derose

Child, Teen & Family Therapist

Hello! My name is Julie DeRose and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Solace Psychology & Wellness. I received my Master’s in Counselling through City University of Seattle, and prior to that obtained a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta.
As a therapist, I offer an environment that is rooted in kindness, empathy, and compassion. For the last 17 years, I have worked in the education field, supporting students through kindergarten to grade 12, both as a teacher and school counsellor. I am very aware of the supports, and challenges, that are required in this group, and pride myself in building solid therapeutic relationships to help with the needs presented during therapy. While working with clients, I am sure to treat all with dignity and respect, in a non-judgemental manner. I create a safe space for children, adolescents, and adults to discuss topics that are difficult and use a collaborative approach to meet the needs of each client.

I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung

Counselling for Children, Teens & FAMILIES

therapy edmonton
Throughout my years in education, I have worked with students on a range of presenting concerns, from anxiety, stress, ADHD, grief, loss, separation/divorce, self-esteem, gender identity, friendship concerns, academic and social difficulties. I feel blessed to have had the time in schools since it has made me very familiar with the needs of school-aged children and youth in many facets. In addition, I have worked very closely in developing individual program placements for school-aged children and youth who have had a DSM-V diagnosis and am comfortable supporting families with strategies and interventions to meet the academic, personal, and social goals outlined by a school. I have worked closely with individuals who have had a neurodivergent diagnosis and have many years experience, both in teaching and counselling, in supporting those from many different backgrounds. I am inclusive and sensitive to the needs of each individual I am working with. At all times, my counselling is rooted in empathy and I use strategies from a variety of therapeutic approaches. My goal is to match the interventions to the presenting concerns and ensure each individual is an active participant in the counselling process.

Counselling for ADULTS

therapy edmonton
While working with adults, I use an integrated approach, tailoring my approach with the different needs and presenting concerns of each individual client, however, I do draw upon strategies and interventions from Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Narrative Therapy. I am non-judgemental, and accepting of clients from all backgrounds, cultures, and sexual orientations. I lead with compassion and try to understand each individual as an entire person, not just as someone with a presenting concern. I am comfortable working with adults on a array of different topics, such as anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, motivation, self-esteem, grief, loss, burnout, identity, and suicidal-ideation.

a bit about me

therapy edmonton

Outside of the office, you can find me spending time with my two beautiful children, aged 3 and 6. They keep me busy going to different activities around the city, such as snowboarding, parkour, and dancing. When I do have some time to myself, I enjoy listening to music, going for walks with my dog, and enjoying the different restaurants and cafes in Edmonton.

I look forward to working with you, your child, and/or family and hope to provide support in your therapeutic journey.

areas of specialty

Attachment Issues
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behavioural Issues
Body Image
Child & Teen Counselling

Developmental Disorders
Eating Disorders
Emotion Regulation
Family Conflict
Learning Disorders
Life Transitions
Parenting Skills & Support

Relationships & Communication
School Issues
Self-Esteem & Confidence
Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
Sleep Issues
Stress Management
Trauma, Abuse & PTSD
Work / Life Balance


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
Narrative Therapy
Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Certified
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) trained

SIVA Trained and Certified (Supporting Individuals through Valued Attachments)
Level 1 and 2 Certification in VTRA (Violence Threat Risk Assessment)
Family Assessment Training
Brain Story Certificate
Go-To Educator for The Mental Health Literacy Project


Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta
Master of Counselling, City University of Seattle


College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

Visit our psychological website to view our full list of psychological and mental health services

Take the First Step to a Better Life

book counselling session