“Begin Anywhere.” Along with this amazing quote, Julia Grace is moving mountains with her work in elder care, dance/movement therapy, and intergenerational supports. She talks about her training as an expressive arts therapist, her love of movement, and the creation of ALMA, as well as the accidental development of The Wave Silent Disco. Don’t miss out on this beautiful episode discussion care for all ages and the importance of belonging at every stage of life.
Julia Grace is an advocate for using the arts in healthcare. As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in expressive arts and dance/movement therapy, she is devoted to music, movement, and creativity in helping human beings thrive. Julia Grace has a natural way of connecting with the elderly. She grew up very close to her grandparents, and with the loss of her father in her early 20s, the bond between them grew even stronger. Being a healthcare proxy for both grandparents in their end of life, Julia was exposed to the elder longterm care system. ALMA is her response, established for systemic and societal change in the way the elders are cared for as well as to spread awareness about the positive impact of the arts and intergenerational connection in elder care.
Julia Grace holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy, is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, and a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with her private practice in Los Angeles, CA.