3106 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Julie Larson, LCSW
Psychotherapist + Life Transitions Expert
Talk topic: Resilience
Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Julie Larson is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City and Des Moines. She began her career at the national support organization CancerCare where she developed and directed the Young Adult Program. Julie’s expertise on how a cancer diagnosis impacts an individual has led her to be a trusted voice in oncology supportive care. In 2019, Stupid Cancer, a leading resource for adolescent and young adult cancer patients, named Julie the Advocate of the Year. Lending her expertise on a number of medical advisory boards, Julie’s work extends to partnering with advocacy organizations to improve survival rates and quality of life for cancer survivors.  Julie has been a featured writer and guest for numerous publications and podcasts. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Social Science from Miami University and a M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. Born and raised a Midwesterner from Indiana, Julie lived in New York City for 20 years. In 2016, Julie moved from Manhattan and now lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

“For years, I have listened privately to and have worked with my clients whom are facing hardships. My life has been impacted by the individuals and the work that they have done behind my closed doors. I am a witness to incredible resilience, and I am honored that TEDx allows me to share the themes that I see consistently emerge and that help people when the ground beneath them unexpectedly shifts due to those hardships.” – Julie Larson