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Julia Yacoob, PhD

Psychologist

New York, NY

About Julia Yacoob

Dr. Yacoob is a Cornell trained clinical psychologist in Manhattan specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents coping with a variety of symptoms and life stressors, including anxiety and mood disorders as well as relationship and work stressors. She also has expertise in working with patients who are coping with chronic and acute medical conditions, having completed advanced training in behavioral medicine and psycho-oncology at such facilities as Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Institute for Behavior Therapy, and Bellevue Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Yacoob offers a warm, empathic, and collaborative approach to help individuals achieve their goals within a reasonable time frame. She often draws from schema, psychodynamic, meaning-based and mindfulness-based therapies to create a personalized program of treatment to best meet the needs of each individual. Dr. Yacoob supervises advanced doctoral candidates in her academic roles as a Visiting Scholar and Clinical Supervisor at Columbia University and as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Yeshiva University. She is the recipient of a National Research Service Award, a prestigious fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health that funded her research on anxiety in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Yacoob has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics related to health psychology and the neurobiology of mental illness, and she is the main author of chapters in widely adopted books such as the Handbook of Health Psychology and the Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. ** Kindly fill out all check in forms prior to visits, thank you **

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  • Psychologist

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Education and training

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Master’s in Clinical Psychology
  • New York University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • NYC Cognitive Therapy
  • American Psychological Association
  • Women's Mental Health Consortium
  • New York State Psychological Association

Awards and publications

  • Honorarium for Invited Workshop: Treating Health Anxiety, Center for Anxiety, New York, NY, 2013
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health, July 2010
  • Graduate School Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2006

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1790006872

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4.4
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I've been suffering from social anxiety for a while and after looking into many psychologists, I decided to go with Dr.Yacoob. I was a bit nervous going into it and she didn't do anything to help put me at ease. What really struck me was when she kept saying, "I sense resistance" or other such cliches. This came in response to me explaining that I had tried certain techniques and they hadn't worked for me. Instead of digging deeper to understand why it hadn't worked for me she kept doubting what I was saying or doubting my resolution. After the first session, I was pretty sure it wouldn't go anywhere but decided to give it a second shot. The second session was even worse, full of cliches and other textbook responses. She may be good for someone looking for a cookie-cutter psychologist who will tell you everything you can find by searching the internet. If you are looking for someone insightful to put you at ease and help you understand yourself, Dr. Yacoob is not for you.
I've been suffering from social anxiety for a while and after looking into many psychologists, I decided to go with Dr. Yacoob. I was a bit nervous going into it andshe didn't do anything to help put me at ease. What really struck me was when she kept saying, "I sense resistance" or other such cliches. This came in response to me explaining that I had tried certain techniques and they hadn't worked for me. Instead of digging deeper to understand why it hadn't worked for me she kept doubting what I was saying or doubting my resolution. After the first session, I was pretty sure it wouldn't go anywhere but decided to give it a second shot. The second session was even worse, full of cliches and other textbook responses. She may be good for someone looking for a cookie-cutter psychologist who will tell you everything you can find by searching the internet. If you are looking for someone insightful to put you at ease and help you understand yourself, Dr. Yacoob is not for you.
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Dr. Yacoob is has provided life-transforming support over the last year-and-a-half. She presents new frameworks to makesense of things, and listens empathetically and without judgment. My positive experience with her has led me to recommend therapy to many other people.
Dr. Yacoob is has provided life-transforming support over the last year-and-a-half. She presents new frameworks to make sense of things, and listens empathetically and withoutjudgment. My positive experience with her has led me to recommend therapy to many other people.
Ariella S. · April 7, 2019

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Dr. Julia Yacoob

333 Hudson St., Suite 907

New York, NY 10013

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I've been suffering from social anxiety for a while and after looking into many psychologists, I decided to go with Dr. Yacoob. I was a bit nervous going into it and she didn't do anything to help put me at ease. What really struck me was when she kept saying, "I sense resistance" or other such cliches. This came in response to me explaining that I had tried certain techniques and they hadn't worked for me. Instead of digging deeper to understand why it hadn't worked for me she kept doubting what I was saying or doubting my resolution. After the first session, I was pretty sure it wouldn't go anywhere but decided to give it a second shot. The second session was even worse, full of cliches and other textbook responses. She may be good for someone looking for a cookie-cutter psychologist who will tell you everything you can find by searching the internet. If you are looking for someone insightful to put you at ease and help you understand yourself, Dr. Yacoob is not for you.

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Dr. Yacoob is has provided life-transforming support over the last year-and-a-half. She presents new frameworks to make sense of things, and listens empathetically and without judgment. My positive experience with her has led me to recommend therapy to many other people.

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I've been seeing Julia for about six months, and recommend her without hesitation. She is results-oriented, warm and practical. I particularly like that she uses techniques that allow me to work on issues we've discussed outside of her office; I'm learning skills vs developing a dependency on Therapy.

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Dr. Yacoob helped me get through a recent rough patch. She's very smart and genuinely cared about my improvement.

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Overcharges and offered little guidance or support.

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Since I started seeing Dr. Yacoob in January, I've made major strides in dealing with my anxiety around dating and job stuff. She's helped me figure out and change patterns in my thinking and my behavior, which is making a positive impact on my relationships and work. I feel more confident than ever, and kind of feel like everything is going to be Ok. Dr Yacoob is honest and compassionate, REAL, and very sharp. You can tell she genuinely cares about what she does - she's on your team. Forever grateful!

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I had never tried therapy before, but I have really enjoyed my experience with Dr. Yacoob and would certainly recommend her. She has helped me understand and handle certain reactions and emotions around relationship stress, work stress, and social anxiety. She has always been extremely respectful, and I would definitely recommend her to other patients.

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Doctor Julia Yacoob is an outstanding therapist! She is extremely empathetic, warm and amazing listener! Moreover she is highly intelligent and has a knack for getting to the bottom at the conflicts that I’ve been struggling with for some time! I’d highly recommend her to anyone seeking a competent and caring therapist!

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Walking in to Dr Yacoobs office you feel so at ease . She is extremely knowlageable and has wonderful insight. I really enjoy working through my stuff with Dr Yacoob and I highly recommend her . She is truly amazing & confident . I always leave feeling 10 pounds lighter

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Starting with Julia is easily one of the best things I've done for myself. As a newcomer to the world of therapy, she's provided me with a comfortable, enriching and insightful space. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Yacoob made an immediate change in my self care. The session felt similar to an anxiety blanket - portable relief and peace of mind. Not only does she have the skill set to wade through barriers and cull out the root of an issue; her professional network of resources supports a holistic approach to healthcare. I rarely take the time to write these reviews but her approach far exceeded my expectations.

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She was mean and judgmental. She felt threatened and got defensive (i.e. involved herself) as I was expressing my feelings about career options/goals. Her attitude was transparent and extremely unprofessional. I would never recommend her to anyone and hope no one else wastes so much financial resources and an hour in her office.

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Dr. Yacoob is handsdown the best. She has always been extremely accommodating and thoughtful. We've worked together on CBT and mindfulness techniques and I have already seen the results reflected in my daily life. She's is great to talk to about anything and has always provided a helpful push in the right direction. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist in NYC.

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I've been working with Julia for a while. She listens carefully and helps you work through your issues, but you have to be willing to do the work too. After working with Julia, I feel like I am in a happier and better place.

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I'm a male in my mid-twenties struggling with depression/anxiety. Dr. Yacoob has been instrumental in helping me to work through these issues. She's patient, thoughtful and someone you can really trust. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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Dr. Yacoob is an excellent therapist. She helps me work through issues by giving me practical tools to use "in the moment." This is much more productive for me personally than only focusing on the past. I strongly recommend her.

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I've been seeing Julia for over a year now and she's fantastic! Not only does she take time to get to know you and to understand any issues you might have, she then proposes structured and thoughtful ways to help tackle these problems. I can not recommend her enough!

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I read every review for many in the field and booked my first appointment with Dr. Yacoob. She has one of the more lenient cancellation policies; I hate when care providers act like creditors and she is not one of them! Being referred to one "quack" after another I finally found someone who knows how to measure evidence based methods with results. Her educational pedigree is ivy elague (I'm picky that way) and it actually makes a difference. I'm so happy I found her, truly every session makes a difference whereas I found with other professionals it's pure bs. If you're reading this comment and you are tired of the norm - I hope it helps to know that your time isn't wasted with her.

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Julia was great during our sessions. Great bedside manner and seemed to understand my underlying issues and, more importantly, how to handle me as a person (I don't respond well to open ended questions; very direct). I was a fan and hoped she would help. Needed to reschedule my 3rd appointment due to a work conflict - she was fine w it and offered another option because she was going on vacay after me (week). I didn't respond to her in time as I was in Europe. Received an email with deadline for confirming appointment. Didn't respond in time and never heard from her again. Not sure I would have handled it that way if my job were to make people better.

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Seeing Dr. Yacoob has been a crucial part of my recovery from an eating disorder, as well as dealing with my anxiety and more specific personal issues. Immensely helpful, recommend highly.

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