About Julie

About Julie

 

 

For the past 30 years, I have been active as a therapist and a researcher.

As an undergraduate, I attended Binghamton University and majored in psychology.  After I graduated, I was torn between pursuing my love of psychology and continuing with the research that I had been doing with graduate students at Binghamton.

After college, I worked for 8 years in the medical field and medical research at UCLA Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center and a National Cancer Institute where I was an Assistant Research Scientist and co-authored several research publications.  As a co-investigator on several research projects focused on nutritional epidemiology, I had the opportunity to put my passion of analyzing data into practical application.

As I worked in the medical research field, I realized that I wanted to expand my career into therapeutic work with clients, so I pursued my Master’s in Social Work at Fordham University.  At Fordham. I completed a specialization in the research department at Fordham called Children FIRST: https://www.fordham.edu/info/23860/children_first. Children FIRST is dedicated to supporting emerging evidenced-based, family-focused, and community-centered developments in the family and children’s services field. Through Children FIRST, I obtained a $10,000 scholarship that enabled me to combine research with therapeutic application centered on child and family therapy initiatives.

Working as a therapist for the past 20 years, I have trained and refined my approaches to helping families reach their goals by completing certifications in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) for OCD and and Attachment Based Interpersonal Neurobiology.  All of these therapy approaches are evidence-based.

I also have extensive experience in PANDAS/PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and and the neuropsychological affects of lyme disease.  I was accepted as an ILADS member (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and as member of the PANDAS Physician Network because of my research and clinical psychotherapy background.

Now that you have some information about me, I would like to learn more about you.