Julia Vakhrusheva, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry. Her office is located in the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
Dr. Vakhrusheva completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Chicago. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and San Diego VA, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell, Westchester Division, where she obtained specialized training in anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Vakhrusheva is actively involved in ongoing clinical research focused on emotion regulation, social support, and behavioral intervention in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals, including Psychiatry Research, …Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Psychiatric Services, and Psychological Medicine.
At CUIMC, Dr. Vakhrusheva provides individual and group evidence-based psychotherapy, treating a broad spectrum of presenting difficulties, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment and life transitions, interpersonal and relationship stressors, among others. With expertise in several evidence-based therapies, Dr. Vakhrusheva helps address these difficulties by collaboratively integrating skills from cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical (DBT), mindfulness, compassion-focused (CFT), and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapies and tailoring the therapeutic plan and approach to each individual's presenting goals and needs.