About Julie

About Julie



For the past 25 years, I have been a therapist and a researcher. I know how to help you find solutions for you and your family.

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 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 on several research publications.  I learned about collecting and analyzing data and applying it to situations.

When I realized that my passion was to work face-to face with people, 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.  This program allowed me use my research background and combine it with my love of psychology.

Over the last 19 years as a therapist, I have continued to train and refine my approaches to helping families reach their goals by completing several 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 Attachment Based Interpersonal Neurobiology.  All of these treatment 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.