Recreation Therapist, The Residence
As our in-house Recreation Therapist, Julie Lavender has extensive experience providing clients with a variety of recreation therapies and behavioral activation techniques in order to promote a healthy recovery. Julie is a Registered Professional with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario and prior to this position, Julie worked in the Addiction Medicine Services and Regional Services at Homewood Health. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Julie’s role includes providing leisure education sessions and working with clients one-on-one to assess their leisure time and implementing physical, social and skill-based
Julie brings to The Residence a unique set of qualifications: along with obtaining a post-graduate certificate in Therapeutic Recreation, she is a certified Personal Trainer through Canadian Fitness Professionals, a certified Yoga Teacher and she holds a certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In addition to this, Julie holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, obtained concurrently with her Bachelor of Education through Nipissing University.