About Dr. Julie Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong started her career in nursing in 1984 as a registered nurse. She worked full-time as an RN on an inpatient psychiatry unit for nearly 13 years. During that time she completed her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in nursing, with a specialty in psychiatry/mental health nursing. In 1990 she became one of California’s first clinical nurse specialists, (CNS 004).

After her Masters’ Degree she completed a Doctorate in Psychology and became a licensed psychologist (Psy 16001) in 1998. Specialty areas included the study of psychoanalysis and evaluation for the purpose of diagnosis. Initially her practice focused on psychodynamic therapy (“talk” therapy) and the influences of the unconscious on an individual’s behavior and interactions.

After 10 years she shifted her practice to evaluation and assessment exclusively, working on civil litigation and other medical-legal cases. She is licensed to practice in California (Psy 16001) and Arizona (#4952).

Other Services

Dr. Armstrong is a dynamic and engaging presenter available for speaking engagements. Her past speaking engagements include the California Schools’ Risk Management annual meeting, California Applicants’ Attorneys’ Association, the WCAB and a number of law firms and insurance companies throughout Southern California. She is licensed in California (Psy 16001) and Arizona (#4952).

She is also available for media, entertainment or panel representation on topics related to psychology issues, unexplained or unusual behavior, or basic or specific topic lectures in psychology, depending on the needs or interest of the audience. She offers a unique psychological perspective, and easily engages the audience in describing her observations and opinions.

Dr. Armstrong has served on several professional boards and is a 2015 graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy.