Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L is a wife, mother, occupational therapist, business owner, psychologist, life coach & mentor, speaker and writer. She holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Health Science Center (Downstate), Brooklyn, NY, a MS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, Boston, MA and a PhD in Psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. She brings all of these roles together to serve her mission of helping people-all people to live their lives beyond limitations
For over 20 years, Julia has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist focusing on creating brain-based therapeutic programs that tap into neural-plasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt and change. Her world-renowned therapy center offers a WAY to HOPE which merges her two models: HOPE (Harper’s Optimal Protocols for Enrichment), which focuses on re-wiring the brain of those with physiological, learning and limitations in attention and WAY (What About You), which retrains the brain to move beyond emotional and thought limitations.
Creating change is at the center of her work, as she knows that to best serve the world, she needs to be an agent of change. This begins with the work she has done to change her own life, from becoming a Certified Master Life Coach, a Master Clinician, a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and Master Practitioner of MER. She hopes that through her change, she can change her clients and have the ripple effect of changing the world. She is a firm believer that all change begins with her. Daily she lives this change to be the change.