Julia Vakhrusheva, PHD

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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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult ADHD
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Evidence Based Healthcare
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • General Psychiatry
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psycho Social Problems
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Related Stress
  • Young Adults

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

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Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
  • Internship: University of California San Diego Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division