We're excited to showcase the newest member of the Power Women, Julie Reichenberger, Owner and Mental Health Practitioner at Denver Metro Counseling. With her growing practice, her team supports the local community by providing counseling support for individuals navigating transitions, and seeking overall wellness for their mental health.
Learn more about this Colorado leader in her Q&A below.
What unique impact do you make on the world through your work?
I help people live rich, meaningful lives by helping them to figure out what obstacles get in the way, how to work through and overcome those obstacles, and then support them while they do the work.
Tell us about a recent accomplishment you're proud of?
In 2020 I hired my third clinician, became an Approved Clinical Supervisor, was EMDR Certified and am an EMDR Consultant In Training.
What actions do you take to support and empower other women?
I support them in their personal and professional growth with enthusiasm, collaboration and financially as I am able. I created my business so that other women therapists/counselors/psychologists could have a positive, supportive place to help clients.
In my line of work, people often burn out and don't receive the emotional, mental, professional development supports that could help them flourish and have a longer, meaningful career they feel good about. I strive to create this space in my life professionally and personally by empowering and supporting the women in my life.
How did your career take off, and what do you attribute your success to most?
I started in Public Health and transitioned into Mental Health. I attended graduate school in Chicago and worked with a psychologist there who co-founded a group private practice with another colleague. While working with this group, I learned the value of networking, forming healthy peer relationships, working hard, flexibility, patience, persistence, open-mindedness and how to manage conflict. After leaving this practice, I moved to Denver and returned to public health while I learned more about the mental health community here in Colorado.
Once I established an understanding of resources and got to know other practitioners in the Denver-Metro area, I started my private practice. I attribute my success to all of the relationships I have had along the way. I have had the very honored opportunity to work with some strong, hustling women who taught me everything from the person I want to be and what I want to steer away from. I am grateful for all my experiences.
How do you keep yourself passionate and driven regardless of how busy you are day to day?
I surround myself with others who are also passionate in their work. I rest and practice yoga, mindfulness, pilates and listen to learn. I see how my work impacts others' lives and how those I surround myself with personally and professionally also impact others' lives. I believe in therapy whole heartedly and that people don't have to suffer alone. I am inspired by the creative process of both the clinical and business aspects of my work. Both keep me balanced.
What do you see as the future of your industry?
More trauma-focused and mindfulness practices. I see the industry becoming more collaborative and holistic overall. There needs to be a change in accessibility for all in need and that is a hope I have.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Spread your wings and fly.
What's been inspiring you lately?
My clients. They inspire me every week. They are showing up and doing their work for them.
What do you love most about Women of Denver?
I love the giving back nature of WOD. I love that women are supporting other women and lifting them up.
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