Julie Davis, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Welcome to my private practice, where I specialize in working with adult women. I invite you to read through my information below and contact me with any questions as you work to find a therapist who will be the right fit for you.
I currently offer both virtual appointments as well as in-person sessions with COVID-19 precautions.
Areas of Expertise
August 2022- My practice is currently full. I welcome new adult women clients into my practice from time to time as my schedule allows. Please note I am no longer accepting new child clients into my practice. The therapist finder tool on Psychology Today is a resource for finding therapists with current availability www.psychologytoday.com
I have expertise working with young adult and adult women who are experiencing anxiety and depression related to life challenges and changes. These could include but are not limited to relationship transitions, career changes, going to college, infertility, pregnancy, and becoming a parent or ongoing challenges related to parenting young children.
We will work together to clarify your concerns and identify realistic goals. I will help you build on your existing personal strengths, enhance your social support network, and challenge ways of thinking that are contributing to your distress. I will ask you to be an active participant in your treatment and work on strategies between sessions to optimize your progress.
I have specialized training to work with women struggling with anxiety and depression in the perinatal period, including families of parents of children who have spent time in the NICU. I will support you through this major life transition as we work to improve your symptoms and balance your identity as a parent and partner with your identity and needs as an individual.
I can also work with you on developing your bond with your infant, reading your baby's cues, and developing a schedule for your child during the ongoing changes and challenges of the first few years of life. This often includes at least a few sessions with you and your baby or young child together. Together we will work to strengthen your sense of self-efficacy as a parent and increase positive interactions between you and your child.
I do not provide medications, but I will refer you to a medical provider if I believe medication would be a helpful adjunct to therapy.
Approach to Therapy
I am experienced with several evidence based treatments. My approach is integrative, and I draw from cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, positive psychology, psychodynamic, and family systems models of treatment.
I offer short term, goal directed treatment as well as longer term growth oriented treatment for adult women. Together we will determine what the correct approach is for you based on your wishes, needs, and current research.
I will ask you to fill out evidence based assessments at the start of treatment and at time points throughout so that we can track progress towards treatment goals and make decisions about readiness for discharge.
About Julie Davis, PhD
I have over 10 years of experience working with women, children and families in varied therapeutic and research settings including a community mental health clinic, hospital based psychiatry clinics, and college counseling centers.
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Cornell University, my Masters in psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology at University of Rochester. My internship training was done at SUNY Upstate Medical University. I worked at Oishei Children's Hospital in the Children's Psychiatry Clinic and the NICU for several years before opening my private practice.
I have been an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at University at Buffalo, SUNY since 2016 where I continue to teach seminars and provide clinical supervision for psychiatry residents and psychology and social work graduate students.
I have lived in the greater Buffalo area with my family since 2014.
My practice is located in the village of East Aurora, NY.
I accept Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and self-pay clients.
If you are interested in learning more about my practice, please contact me at 716-939-1438. You can expect a response in 24-48 hours.
If you are in crisis please contact Crisis Services at 716-834-3131, where someone will be available to take your call. You can also access the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741. You can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.