Julie Woulfe, PhD

Expertise in: 
Psychology
Accepting New Patients

Overview

Academic Appointments

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

Julie M. Woulfe, PhD is a licensed counseling psychologist specialized in providing care to adolescents, emerging adults, and adults. Dr. Woulfe is trained in several evidence-based clinical therapies to assist in the management of posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Seeking Safety, The Unified Protocol, and Prolonged Exposure. Dr. Woulfe has also trained in feminist, multicultural, relational, and psychodynamic approaches to delivering individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Dr. Woulfe’s broad clinical training allows her to develop a unique and tailored treatment plan for each client.

In addition to Dr. Woulfe’s broad training in psychotherapy, she also has extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQ community. She is highly skilled in gender evaluation as well as collaborative care for gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and transgender individuals. She has also worked with many individuals who have pursued affirming medical interventions, such as hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming surgery, providing support and guidance throughout the course of these medical procedures.

Dr. Woulfe is currently a psychologist at the Gender Identity Program at Columbia University Medical Center. This program is devoted to improving the lives of gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and transgender children, adolescents, and adults by providing the highest quality care to assist in managing gender distress and any co-occurring mental health challenges. In her role at the Gender Identity Program, Dr. Woulfe completes gender evaluations, provides affirming psychotherapy related to gender distress, and if needed, provides evidence-based services to assist in managing co-occurring psychiatric conditions.

Past Professional Experience

Dr. Woulfe received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carlton College, master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Boston College. Dr. Woulfe’s program of research focuses on promoting the mental health and wellbeing of sexual minority individuals as well as those who identify as gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and transgender. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, where she helped create the Gender and Sexuality Clinic. Dr. Woulfe completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Boston VA in their LGBT Health Program. During her clinical internship and fellowship, she received specialized training in working with adolescents and adults who identified as sexual minorities, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and transgender. From 2017-2019, Dr. Woulfe worked as an Attending Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In her role, she worked with and advocated for the needs of individuals who identified as gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and transgender.

Gender

  • Female

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Phone Appointments

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Location(s)

CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Primary
Manhattan - 3 Columbus Circle Office
3 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

CHP Student Health

  • CHP-NYU

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Research

Selected Publications

Woulfe, J. M., & Goodman, L. A. (in press). Weaponized Oppression: Identity abuse and mental health in the LGBTQ community. Psychology of Violence.