Rock Recovery’s Treatment Team makes our Individual Recovery Program possible. Composed of therapists, dietitians, and group facilitators, this team works together to help our clients break free from their struggles. Most importantly, each member of our team understands the mental and physiological complexities of eating disorders. If you’re interested in our recovery program, these are the individuals you can expect to work with. If you’re interested in supporting our services, these are the individuals whose work you will make possible.
Julie Bowman, MS, LMHC, RD
Julie is originally from Seattle, Washington where she earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology and Nutrition from Bastyr University. She is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State and is also a Registered Dietitian. Julie has experience facilitating women’s groups focused on eating, self-care and mindfulness. Some of her professional interests include nutrition for optimal mental health, media influences on body image and self-esteem, and coping skills. She is passionate about helping women find a balanced and nourishing relationship with food. For fun, Julie enjoys being in nature, spending time with her husband, exploring D.C. and playing sports.
Jamie Jones, MA, ATR
Jamie is a credentialed art therapist and licensed professional counselor candidate who has volunteered as a therapist for Rock Recovery for two years and is currently the Body Image and Eating Education Series Coordinator and a presenter. During the week, Jamie works as a therapist in her Washington, DC private practice. Beginning this Spring, Jamie will be offering group services for individuals struggling with disordered eating. The first group of a four part series titled Passionate About Self-Care: Throughout the Seasons will start April 30, 2013 and be offered at two locations, Greenbelt, Maryland and Washington, DC. Jamie has specialized training in disordered eating, self-harming, and addictive behavior. Specific trainings include Mindfulness, Brief Solution Focused Family Therapy (BSFFT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Jamie is a member of the American Art Therapy Association (ATAA), Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T), and Society for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Association (SFDBT). Jamie has worked with children, adolescents, adults and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over 10 years. She believes in the power of culturally sensitive, supportive, and ethical programs that foster the growth of self-esteem, identity development, and creativity. Jamie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marymount University and master’s degree in art therapy from The George Washington University. Jamie also enjoys working part-time as a Design and Color Consultant, organic gardener and Innovator!
Eileen McKee, MAAT
Eileen is an artist and art therapist originally from San Francisco, California. She completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish at the University of Richmond and master’s degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a focus on addictions and dually diagnosed populations. Eileen is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association, and she is especially interested in how art therapy integrates itself with other mental health professions. As a therapist with Rock Recovery, she practices an arts-based psychotherapy approach, allowing clients to develop as artists and experiment with materials as part of the recovery process. Eileen paints using both oils and acrylics, and is also a collage artist and interested in altered books.
Margot Rittenhouse is a senior undergraduate student at American University in Washington, DC and is originally from Hagerstown, MD. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in health promotion. At her university she has participated actively in Eating Disorder awareness and advocacy events and became a mentor at Rock Recovery in order to have a more tangible role in assisting others with eating disorders. In her spare time she enjoys doing pilates, yoga, or being adventurous and trying out new ways to work out. She also enjoys being actively involved in her sorority, Delta Gamma, and the church she attends in McLean, VA.
Kaitlyn Wozniak is Rock Recovery’s Marketing and Community Outreach Intern and Mentor. After fully recovering from her four-year battle with an eating disorder, she decided to commit her life to eating disorder awareness activism. She currently works as a mentor, eating disorder educator and mental health lobbyist, NEDA Walk coordinator, Body Image Awareness Week coordinator and Body Image Peer Leader at American University. She’s majoring in Psychology and graduating from AU in May and hopes to pursue a career as a clinical therapist. In her free time she loves being active in indoor cycling and hot yoga, baking and crafting with her housemates.
Helen works at Children’s National Medical Center, helping treat children and adolescents with psychological disorders. She earned a degree in psychology from Georgetown University and plans to further her education in clinical psychology, focusing on disordered eating, anxiety, and depression. Helen volunteers with Rock Recovery to help those suffering with disordered eating realize their own ability to live happy and balanced lives. She also enjoys playing tennis, taking trips to the farmer’s market, and sharing delicious meals with family and friends.
Martina Cully, LICSW
Martina serves Rock Recovery as a group facilitator. A licensed independent clinical social worker, Martina seeks to empower clients to strengthen and maintain their freedom from disordered eating. While working in residence life in college, Martina was exposed to the reality of disordered eating and how it deeply and adversely affects individuals. Martina has spent the majority of her career assisting trauma survivors in overcoming their challenges and moving forward. She hopes to use her experience to assist Rock Recovery clients in building healthy futures. Martina lives with her husband in Northern Virginia. She enjoys being outside, taking walks, playing sports, watching movies, spending time with friends and family, and cooking.
Michelle says she has always been interested in eating—how humans need to eat to live, but our relationship with food is so much more than that. People connect eating with feelings of family, happiness, and sadness, but there must be a balance between “eating to live” and “living to eat.” She was drawn to Rock Recovery to learn more about her own relationship with food and to help others explore theirs in order to not just be alive, but to truly live! Michelle is an employment specialist who helps young adults find and maintain employment. She is a sucker for the cobblestoned streets of her neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, and loves jumping rope, puppies, football, and sequins.
Pia volunteers with Rock Recovery because she hopes to learn more about disordered eating and find ways to help those struggling to recover. She received a bachelor’s degree in family science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and she enjoys sharing with others about healthy eating. Her passions are cooking and dancing.