Julie-Anne Mauno

Perinatal Support Worker,
Social Work Intern – Bilingual Services

Hi, I’m Julie-Anne (she/her/elle)

My 8 years of experience in the mental health field, and offering grief support cultivated my passion for supporting individuals and families through challenges, transitions, and loss. I offer compassionate counselling and hold space for grief, or difficult experiences and emotions, including depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. Your story matters to me and it is the starting point for healing, recovery, self-understanding, and personal transformation. 

My approach to therapy is strengths-based. This means that together we can explore your strengths and what these can offer you, while also finding new strategies to cope with challenges, reach your goals, experience resilience and post-traumatic growth, practice self-compassion, and find peace and joy. I also help people build meaningful connections in their lives so they can feel supported and overcome isolation. 

I am trained in trauma-informed care and offer birth story processing and support for birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss, and perinatal mental health. My perinatal expertise has been honed over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families during pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, surrogacy, and postpartum.  

I have experience working with newcomers, refugees, and Indigenous communities. I am committed to advocacy, equality, and to offering counselling that is culturally safe. I use a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and decolonizing lens and strive to cultivate an awareness of systemic oppression and draw from anti-racist, anti-colonial, empowerment, and feminist theories in my work. I am currently completing my degree in Social Work, and practice under the clinical supervision of Vanessa Hazelwood (MA, RP) and Valerie Labelle-Savard (BSW, RSW).

Counselling can be an important step in your journey to self-discovery and wellbeing.

No matter what has brought you here, it is an honour to have the opportunity to work with you to find wholeness, healing, and meaning in your life.