Julia Judge

About Me

I’m Julia Judge. I believe that therapy is a singular space where you receive a careful kind of listening and the possibility of hearing your desires clearly, often for the first time. Together, we will become curious about your emotions, relationships, and history, seeking to shed new light on areas that may feel frightening, mysterious, or stagnant. I have worked with people of diverse backgrounds and am attuned to the role oppression plays in my patients’ lives. I enjoy working with creatives, those undergoing life transitions, and people seeking to understand intergenerational sources of suffering.

How I Work

I am guided by the belief that each patient contains inherent strengths and knowledge, and that a primary goal of treatment is to allow for the expression of this unique experience through the sharing of dreams, fantasies, and fears. This diligent attention to your experience can result in satisfying and often surprising changes in personal, creative, and professional endeavors. In time, this knowledge of the self may also reduce symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and physical pain. I prefer seeing patients more than once per week when possible.

Education and Training

I received my MSW from Silberman School of Social Work, where I graduated with honors. I trained at a social service agency and at a large community mental health clinic. I also hold a Bachelors in Literary Studies from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. Previously, I worked for many years in book publishing and the arts.

Specializations

Anxiety: Excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings; sudden and intense feelings of panic; physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, or trembling.

Career struggles: Struggles with burnout and/or chronic stress; difficulties finding or keeping a job; lack of motivation, engagement, or sense of purpose; interpersonal difficulties at work; academics and those in high-stress fields.

Creative pursuits: Difficulties with motivation, performance, and/or creative sense of self.

Depression: Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest or pleasure in activities; changes in sleep, appetite, and energy levels; difficulty concentrating or making decisions.

Disordered eating: Changes in eating habits; body dysmorphia; preoccupation with food and/or body image; excessive exercise and/or compensatory behaviors.

Identity confusion: Difficulties determining who you are in relation to others; inconsistent sense of self, beliefs, and/or behaviors; struggles with indecision; persistent feelings of “emptiness.”

Psychosomatic symptoms: Bothersome symptoms with no known medical explanation, including migraines, gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, insomnia, or aches and pains.

Relationship and/or interpersonal challenges: Struggles forming or maintaining fulfilling relationships; issues with personal boundaries; frequent conflicts, disagreements, or misunderstandings; feeling unheard, disrespected, or emotionally disconnected; issues with jealousy, infidelity, or lack of trust; decreased intimacy and shared enjoyment.

Sexuality and gender: Gender identity and sexual orientation exploration; coming out; alternative relationship structures.

Trauma and abuse: Experiencing flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, depression, numbness, or dissociation related to traumatic events such as abuse, violence, accidents, disasters, or combat; difficulty feeling safe or trusting others; negative impact on self-worth and relationships; feelings of shame.

Contact

To schedule a free phone consultation, contact me at juliajudgetherapy@gmail.com or 646-770-2698. I look forward to meeting you.