Mom. wife. connector. thinker.
Julie Otte is a Emotional Release Therapist, Holistic Counselor and Brain Health Coach in private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. She helps individuals of all ages overcome the negative effects that stressful or traumatic life experiences have an effect on how a person thinks, feels and behaves. She specializes in upsetting events, trauma recovery, relational trauma, children of narcissistic parents, and self-esteem matters and brain health.
She has experience helping clients heal from: childhood abuse (emotional, verbal, physical, sexual), lack of attention, affection and nurturing in childhood, post-traumatic stress disorder, heartbreak recovery, relationship endings, divorce issues, betrayal, affair recovery, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, emotional abandonment, physical abandonment, career issues, and the effects of growing up with a self-absorbed, narcissistic or alcoholic parent.
She helps identify and resolve how the past is unconsciously coming into play in the present and causing pain, to feel stuck, or to repeat situations in their career or personal life. Ultimately, she helps her clients identify these experiences, find the ability to let them go and have a more authentic connection with themselves, so they in turn have a more genuine connection with others.
Emotional Release Therapy is an evidenced-based approach to releasing stuck emotional patterns based on the science of how the brain and body store and processes information related past experiences with situations and emotions.
Julie is an Amen Clinics Certified Brain Health Coach. She received this designation after completing training conducted by Dr. Daniel Amen, MD and studying the Amen Clinics method for educating and assessing clients regarding mood issues and brain health. She has access to the Amen Clinics’ specialized assessment instruments, tools and resources to help clients change their brain and change their life. She integrates information about brain health and brain functioning into her therapy practice, because when you’re brain works right, you feel better, make better decisions, and you work right.
The brain health assessments and educational information she offers are based on the extensive research and integrative health programs developed by leading functional medicine and nutritional health experts. The information she provides is for educational purposes, and she is not providing medical advice or prescribing medications or supplements.
Julies coaching experience includes work at Grand Rapids Community College, where she coached employees on how to navigate all aspects of work/life balance as well as career transitions. Her career coaching services include: gaining clarity on career interests, interviewing skills, networking skills, relationship building, organizational and business growth.
Julie earned a Master of Arts in Health Promotion from the University of Alabama, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Development - Health Sciences. She holds certifications in brain health coaching, holistic counseling, EPTWorks (emotional release therapy), grief and bereavement counseling, expert mindfulness practitioner, health coaching and personal training.
As a seeker of learning, she attends many continuing education workshops each year and reads books along with professional journals related to mental health, therapy, nutrition and overall wellness. She has also developed and presented professional development and learning experiences and hosted speaking engagements for groups of varying professionals.
Julie Otte M.A.
Certified Health Educational Specialist
1324 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506