Licensed Psychologist, PhD
Accepting new clients for daytime and weekend appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Dr. Julie Kolzet is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice on the Upper East Side. Dr. Kolzet has specialized training in health psychology. She is also the founder of Insomnia Relief NY, a portion of her general psychotherapy private practice that provides specialized, non-medication based treatment for insomnia. Dr. Kolzet also specializes in anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weight management. She works with clients across the lifespan, providing compassionate and highly professional care.
When working with clients, Dr. Kolzet works hard to employ techniques that are well matched to an individual's goals and strengths. Dr. Kolzet has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is recognized as the #1 recommended method for treating insomnia. While providing both cognitive-behavioral therapy and CBT-I, Dr. Kolzet conducts thorough assessments to ensure sessions are individually tailored. She often provides homework to monitor ongoing progress outside of sessions.
Dr. Kolzet earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology. She also received specialized training—on the fellowship level—in CBT-I from the world-renowned Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kolzet is enthusiastic about helping patients who are struggling with a variety of challenges, and can also provide referrals to her associate, who may have availability to see clients at a reduced rate. She welcomes new clients to her general practice as well as to Insomnia Relief NY, a short five-min walk from the subway station on 77th St and Lexington Ave. Dr. Kolzet can also provide referrals to her associate, who may have availability to see clients at a reduced rate.
Depression – Providing emotional support and promoting healing of hopelessness, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, loss of interest and pleasure in life and low motivation and energy
Insomnia – Addressing problems related to lack of restful sleep, including difficulty falling asleep, waking often, and restless sleep
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Weight management – Developing healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image
Health behaviors – Managing night eating syndrome, medications, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions that can impact mental health
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence in facing challenging, thoughts, behaviors, fears and emotions
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of social interaction, addressing interpersonal concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective coping strategies to deal with various stress in life; managing expectations of self and others
Initial/ongoing sessions: $300/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $125 - $300 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Kolzet can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“High quality, compassionate support. Helpful tools backed by science”.
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2013 - Present
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
New York University, MA, 2005
University of Colorado at Boulder, BS, 2000