Julie B. Baron, MSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in treating adolescents and their families. Baron received her master's in social work from Boston University School of Social Work. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families in community-based mental health clinics, residential treatment, home-based settings, public and private school settings, and in private practice for over twenty years. Baron is known for providing effective treatment strategies in a manner that engages and empowers adolescents and their families toward meaningful change. Baron has written articles and provides trainings and workshops to parents, teens, school faculty, and mental health professionals on issues relevant to working with adolescents, including adolescent social culture, bullying, and technology. She has particular knowledge and experience in understanding different learning styles and disabilities, as well as a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting children and adolescents. As a school counselor, she developed and implemented comprehensive programming toward creating and maintaining safe and respectful learning communities. Baron is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and provides individual, group, and family therapy-as well as school advocacy services-at Rathbone and Associates in Rockville, MD.