About Julie Kolzet, Ph.D.

First off, thank you for visiting my website! 
 
I am excited to be working in New York City as a licensed psychologist with specialized training in health psychology.  I work with individuals, groups, hospitals, businesses, and schools. I am a published researcher, adjunct clinical supervisor, and proud mentor to several excellent doctoral-level trainees.

In my private practice on the Upper East Side, I treat children, adolescents, and adults both individually and in a group capacity. My theoretical approach is best described as cognitive-behavioral, and I do my best to employ techniques that are well-matched to an individual's goals and strengths. I  have successfully treated numerous patients struggling with a range of conditions/challenges including but not limited to; depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, sexual dysfunction, body image concerns, obesity, and insomnia. Please go to the Treatment Section to learn more.

As there is a growing interest in the sleep medicine portion of my practice, I would like to note that I recently completed a mini-fellowship at the Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) Program at the University of Pennsylvania. As such, I have an interest in treating patients with insomnia. Specifically, I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) to treat young adults, seniors and groups who are struggling with sleep difficulties such as falling asleep and staying asleep. 
 
It has and continues to be important to me to think about how I can reach a different audience and help people outside of my private practice whether it be through educational programing, innovative models of healthcare delivery, speaking or writing. As such, I provide help to hospitals, businesses, and schools in a highly personalized and unique way that is based on the principles of science. Please go to the Consulting Section to learn more.

My psychology research (on sexual health, body esteem, and multiple sclerosis) was recently published in the March 2015 edition of Journal of Sex and Disability. I am also collaborating with peers on a chapter on the use of hormonal contraceptives and sexual functioning for Oxford University Press. Treatment adherence and clinical outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes is an additional research interest of mine. I am also interested in the scientific study of psychosocial and behavioral health risk factors for coronary heart disease, along with the development of patient programs targeted to addressing these risk factors.
 
Finally, I enjoy teaching and mentoring doctoral students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Please continue reading, should you wish to learn more about my education, training, professional memberships, publications, and presentations. To learn more about teaching, training, consulting, and lecture services, please go to the Consulting Section

License: Clinical Psychologist #: 019790, New York State

 

Education, Training, and Credentials:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
  • M.A., Counseling and Guidance for Colleges and Community Agencies, New York University
  • B.S., Journalism, University of Colorado at Boulder


Training:

  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Department of Pediatrics, Hackensack, New Jersey
  • NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry, White Plains, New York
  • NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry, New York, New York
  • The Institute for Behavior Therapy, New York, New York
  • Behavioral Associates, New York, New York
  • The Beck Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Berman Center, Chicago, Illinois


Teaching:

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology


Professional Associations:


Publications:

Kolzet, J., Yuan, J., Shabsigh, R. (In press). The obesity epidemic and sexual health and functioning. In B., Bartlik, G. Espinosa, J. Mindes (Eds.), Integrative Sexual Health (pages pending). New York, NY: Weill Integrative Medicine Library of Oxford University Press.

Kolzet, J., Quin, H., Zemon, V., Tyry, T. Marrie, R.A., & Foley, F.W. (2015) Predictors of Body Image Related Sexual Dysfunction in Men & Women with Multiple Sclerosis. Sex & Disability, 33, 63-73.

Kolzet, J. & Inra, M. (2011). Other risk factors for coronary heart disease. In R. Allan (Ed). Heart & Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bartlik, B., Kolzet, J., Ahmad, N., Parveen, T., & Alvi, S. (2009). Female sexual health. In M. Legato (Ed). Textbook of Gender Specific Medicine, (pp. 400- 407). New York: Elsevier Science.

Bartlik, B., Striar, S., Cabral, C., & Kolzet, J. (2009). Essential information about the use of erotica for sexuality educators & clinicians. In E. Schroeder, J. Kuriansky (Eds.). Sexuality Education: Past, Present, & Future, (pp.194-207). Connecticut: Praeger Publishing.

Bartlik B., Fox T., Kolzet J., & Stingle S. (2006, Spring). I think I can, I think I can: A guide to healthy female sexuality. Sex week at Yale University: The Magazine, an undergraduate publication in partnership with The Yale Herald, 1.

Foley, F., Zemon, V., & Kolzet, J. (in prep.). The epidemiology of sexual dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis living in the United States.

Bartlik, B., Kolzet, J., Parveen, T., & Ahmad, N. (under review). Sexual history taking for healthcare practitioners: The MUST ADDRESS Model. Journal of Family Medicine.

Berman, L., Hartmann, D., Demas, D., Kolzet, J., Grow, K., Roth, S., & Wagenknecht, M. (under review). The relationship between women’s genital self-image & sexual function. Journal of Sex Research.


Professional Presentations:

Kolzet, J. & Jacobs, S. (2018, March). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

Kolzet, J. (2015, March). “How to Efficiently Address the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Your Patient.” Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery lecture series. Department of Urology, New York Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.

Kolzet, J. (2014, November). “Intimacy Post Bariatric Surgery.” Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery Support Group lecture series. GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

Kolzet, J. (2013, November). “The Men’s Health Show”. Sirius XM Radio. Broadcast live from NYU Langone Medical Center. New York, New York. November 20, 2013.

Kolzet, J. (2013, October). “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sustained Weight Loss.” Weill Greenberg Center. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York. 

Kolzet, J. (2012, September). “Holistic approach to wellness: Teaching patients to take better care of their health .” Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery lecture series. Department of Urology, New York Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.

Kolzet, J. (2012, February). “Sexual-attractiveness/body image-related sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis.” Talk given at the Multiple Sclerosis Center, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York. 

Kolzet, J. & Bartlik, B. (2011, November). “Sexual dysfunction & body image in women with multiple sclerosis.” Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery lecture series. Department of Urology, New York Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.

Bartlik, B. Kolzet, J., Tyagi, R., Padial, A., Shapsig, R., & Fisher, H. (2009, June).“New ways to approach love, sex, & intimacy: A cognitive behavioral approach.” Symposium entitled, Sexual Health, intimacy & the Pursuit of Pleasure. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2009, June). “Reclaiming sexuality after cancer.” Talk given at Cancer Survivor’s Day, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2009, May). “Understanding & debunking myths related to intimacy.” Talk given at Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2009, May). “Keeping love alive & conquering stress to revitalize the sexual self.” Talk given for the Office of Public Affairs, Health & Wellness Seminar Series, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2006, April). “Healthy sex at any age.” Co-authored talk given for Bartlik, B. (Discussant) symposium entitled Seventh Annual Women’s Health Symposium, 92nd Street Y, New York, New York.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2005, May). “How to take a sexual history.” Talk given for Bartlik, B.(Associate Professor) at the Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bartlik, B., Padial, A., Glazer, H., & Kolzet, J. (2005, May). “What to do when sex hurts.” Co -authored talk given for Bartlik, B. (Chair & Discussant) symposium entitled What To Do When Sex Hurts. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2005, March). “Sexuality in mature women.” Co-authored talk given for Bartlik, B. (Chair & Discussant) symposium entitled Sexuality in Mature Women. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bartlik, B. & Kolzet, J. (2004, May). “New treatment options for women with sexual dysfunction.” Co-authored talk given for Bartlik, B. (Chair & Discussant) symposium entitled Women’s Sexuality: Overcoming Obstacles to Sexual Pleasure (Panelists: Winifred Cutler, James Kocsis, Catherine Birndorf, Candida Royalle, & Betty Dodson). American Psychiatric Association, New York, New York.