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  • About Dr. Julia Goolsby

    I am a clinical psychologist specializing in Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and Tourette’s in children, adolescents, and adults.

    I earned my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Childhood Special Education at New York University (NYU) and my doctoral degree at Catholic University of America (CUA).

    During my education, I sought out clinical training in evidence-based assessment and treatment in a diversity of settings, such as NYU’s Child Study Center, Hospice of NY, Children’s National Medical Center, CUA’s Counseling Center, Alvord, Baker & Associates, the Tree House Child Advocacy Center, the VA, and University of Maryland School of Medicine.

    After attaining my PhD, I lived abroad, providing therapy to individuals and families from over 20 countries within a private practice and at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    I then pursued further specialized training in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, BFRBs and Tourette’s as a postdoc at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where I continued on as a staff psychologist.

    Prior to entering the field of clinical psychology, I was a special education teacher in NYC.

    I am grateful to say I love my profession and am inspired by my clients. When I am not in session, I am having fun with my family of boys and dogs, reading, cooking or playing guitar.