Julia Fisher, MS, is our 2019-2020 Doctoral Psychology Extern and Practicum Therapist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cornell University, and recently earned her Master’s degree in School Psychology from Yeshiva University. Julia is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Child Psychology at Yeshiva’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Prior to joining Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC, Julia worked at the League Treatment Center, a nonprofit agency that serves preschool aged children with developmental disabilities and psychiatric diagnoses including anxiety, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder. There, she conducted individual child therapy and parent counseling, led social skills groups, and collaborated with a interdisciplinary team to support classroom behavioral interventions.
During her previous externship, Julia provided psychoeducational treatment to children and adolescents at Montefiore’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. At the Center, she implemented academic remediation techniques for youth with learning disabilities and developmental disabilities. Prior to this, Julia supported a social skills and self-care group for teen girls with autism at the Yale Child Study Center.
While at Ferkauf, Julia has been a graduate student assessor at Ferkauf’s Parnes Clinic, where she performs neuropsychological assessments for children and adolescents. She has also been an active lab member in Ferkauf’s Anxiety Research Laboratory, primarily supporting with studies on OCD.
Julia is interested in promoting positive environments at home and school for children facing behavioral and emotional challenges. In her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, running outdoors, and volunteering at the local animal shelter.