Julie Kupfer

Psychologist, Psy.D.

Contact Info



  • Psychologist
    New York


12 W 9th St, suite 1B-2
New York, NY 10011
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Telephone: 347.946.2682

In my practice I strive to create an open, empowering, and creative atmosphere so clients can gain comfort in self-expression.  I firmly believe therapy is most effective when there is a collaborative relationship based on trust, curiosity, and growth. 

As a result of my artistic background, I conceptualize the field of psychology as both an art and a science. From an artistic perspective, I believe the therapist must be flexible and creative in constructing a comfortable environment and tailoring conceptualizations and interventions specifically to each client. Drawing from science, psychology is grounded in research and I strive to provide clients with empirically-supported treatments.

In terms of therapeutic orientations, I consider myself an integrative therapist with a strong foundation in cognitive-behavioral therapies (especially dialectical behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy) and interpersonal therapy. I have a strong affinity for mindfulness techniques and other anxiety-reducing strategies. I make sure to view each client as a whole person, taking into account variables of diversity, such as family background, culture, ethnicity, age, and race, in order to achieve a holistic and comprehensive perspective. I specialize in treating issues of women’s experiences including relationships, sexuality, trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (including grief and loss), family balance, and college/graduate challenges.

Areas of Research

  • Relationship between personal and clinical factors and overt acts of anger and aggression.
  • Cultural differences in social sharing and personal narratives.


Professional Education

  • New York University- Counseling and Wellness Services (post-doctoral fellowship)
  • Northwestern University- Counseling and Psychological Services (predoctoral clinical internship)
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D.)


Credentials/Board Certification

  • New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist #019856
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
  • National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Seleni Institute's Maternal Mental Health Intensive covering the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and perinatal grief and loss. 



  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Presentation for staff members of New York University in 2012.
  • Completing Your Dissertation Panel Talk for New York University Students in 2012.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Presentation for staff members of Northwestern University in 2011.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Presentation for staff members of University of Chicago in 2009.


  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Age Groups

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 21)
  • Adults