Julie Jong Koch, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker and psychotherapist at Roots Therapy & Consulting in Minneapolis. She specializes in working with transracial adoptees, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of color), queer and trans/nonbinary folks, as well as others who have experienced individual or community trauma or marginalization. She integrates her professional training and therapeutic skills with her lived experience as a queer-identified Korean adoptee. Julie uses a relational and narrative approach, along with other modalities such as EMDR, DBT/CBT principles, TF-CBT, NET, play therapy and others when appropriate. She believes that mental health and healing is connected to one’s personal and social ecosystem, attachment history, somatic awareness, internal core beliefs and identity integration. Julie received her MSW from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she was a Child Welfare Scholar, and also completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate through the U of MN’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. She is fully trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, NET and Practicewise’s MAP protocol, and has recently begun training in Somatic Experiencing. She works individually with children (6+) adolescents and adults.