Nancy Orlikow

Julie Sprague, RCC


  • B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association


  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (MACP), Yorkville University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Bachelors in Criminology & Psychology (BA), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training
  • Trauma-informed Practice Training
  • Alcohol and Substance Training
  • Connect Parent Group Training
  • Suicide Intervention Training
  • Advanced Violence Prevention Training

Being a Counsellor

Julie is a compassionate, client-centred, trauma-informed therapist serving adolescents, families, and adults. Julie provides a warm, gentle, empathetic space to assist clients with being the best version of themselves.

She appreciates how challenging it can be to navigate through different stages in life. Julie feels passionate about walking alongside her clients, believing in their potential for therapeutic healing and growth.

Being a counsellor fuels Julie’s deep-rooted compassion to support others when they may not see the light inside themselves during darker times. Julie will carry the flashlight to help individuals connect to their inner wisdom and strength.

Counselling Background

Julie has extensive experience supporting families and adolescents through mental health crises, both in the hospital and community-based settings, since 1997.

Julie worked for 13 years for the Ministry of Children and Family Development and eleven years with Fraser Health Authority. Julie has supported individuals suffering from acute mental health diagnoses, including depression, psychosis, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and complex trauma. Her experience enables her to provide holistic, trauma-informed, culturally competent care to those she serves.

Julie has supported individuals’ unique experiences of gender, race, sexuality, spirituality and family from a holistic perspective. She has worked within multidisciplinary teams and has strong collaborative communication skills with professionals and clients.

Key Philosophical Beliefs

  • All individuals are resilient and capable of healing
  • Safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship are paramount in individuals navigating challenges and roadblocks
  • Asking for help takes courage and strength
  • Every person deserves to be truly heard and seen
  • Healing and growth include nurturing our mind, body and spirit

Julie as a Person

Julie lives in Cloverdale with her husband and four teenagers. Julie understands first-hand navigating the joys and challenges of being a parent. Knowing that she is not alone in the journey of parenthood has been empowering.

Her love for animals includes having three dogs, a cat, a rabbit and a hamster. Spending time in nature with her family and dogs is one of the ways Julie rejuvenates her soul.

If you are ready to work with one of our therapists, contact us at our Langley counselling office. We can then discuss how we can best help you.