Last edited 11/14/2023
Dr. Julia Lynford Licensed Psychologist
She / Her / Hers
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Tuesday||from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
During a first session, I like to let the patient tell me about their life, what has brought them to therapy, and if there are any goals they would like to accomplish in therapy. First sessions should be about getting to know each other, and deciding together whether the fit is good and the patient feels comfortable. I never feel the need to rush information or learn everything about someone in a first session; trust needs to be earned, and over time the relationship will lead us to a place where real work can be accomplished.
My approach to therapy is largely psychodynamic. This means that I typically help patients gain insight into their problems, conflicts, and emotions by exploring the past, present, and any associations that come to mind during sessions. I like to follow my patients' thought processes and help point out connections, explore areas of conflict, and help shift perspectives if necessary. I work from an attachment-oriented perspective, meaning that I pay a lot of attention to the relationship between myself and the patient. I find it essential in treatment to have a strong therapeutic relationship, especially during times of distress and when working on relationships in the patient's life. If, however, it becomes clear in treatment that someone needs help with developing coping skills for difficult emotions or situations, I am happy to assist in skills coaching as well.
I always tell people, especially those skeptical or hesitant about therapy, that progress is not a straight line, there are naturally going to be bumps in the road. I think it's normal to expect big changes quickly when starting a new treatment, and sometimes that's the case! However, more frequently I see that progress happens in waves, and sometimes you move backwards before moving forwards - and that's completely normal. Therapy can be both challenging and joyful at times, and my hope is that the collaboration of working through both the hard and happy times brings about the changes that are desired in a safe and comfortable environment.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Young Adults (18-24)
- New York, Licensed Psychologist, 024779
Long Island University - Post, Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
I graduated from LIU - Post with a doctorate in psychology (PsyD). During my time at LIU, I researched how therapist personality impacted therapy outcomes, in addition to completing several externships at hospitals and treatment centers with varying populations. I also received LIU's academic achievement award for the student with the highest grade-point average among my cohort of peers.
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
I graduated from Brown University with a BA in Psychology and Education Studies, with an emphasis on human development. While at Brown, I completed an honor's thesis exploring how parental expectations of psychological treatment impact outcomes of their's children's therapy.
My experiences have varied over the course of my training and time working. While my earlier work experiences centered on treating children, I have found now that I truly enjoy and find meaning working with adults of all ages. I have practiced in many types of treatment centers and locations - my university's psychological services center, hospitals (Jacobi Medical Center, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center), community health centers (New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute), schools (PS 163 The Alfred E. Smith School, Pathways Strategic Teaching Center), and a private practice in Manhattan (Ellis Psychology). Throughout the evolution of my work history, working with individuals in a private practice setting has been especially rewarding, as I am able to truly help my patients form a strong attachment and find growth and healing through exploration of the past and present, in addition to navigating through both difficult and joyful moments.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Julia Lynford, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Julia Lynford accepting new clients?
Yes, Julia Lynford is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York.
Does Julia Lynford accept insurance?
No, Julia Lynford does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Julia Lynford offer?
Julia Lynford offers therapy for individuals.
Does Julia Lynford offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Julia Lynford for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Julia Lynford offer online therapy?
Yes, Julia Lynford offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Julia Lynford?
Julia Lynford typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Julia Lynford speak?
Julia Lynford conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Julia Lynford online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Julia Lynford online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.