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Dr. Julio Morales, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist

Saint Louis, MO

About Dr. Julio Morales

**AFTER YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ZOCDOC, THIS DOES NOT ENSURE THAT YOU WILL HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR. THE DOCTOR WILL CALL YOU AND AFTER HE TALKS WITH YOU HE WILL DECIDE IF HE WILL BE ABLE TO CONFIRM YOU APPOINTMENT, DEPENDING OF YOUR MEDICAL SITUATION. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU RETURN THE CALL TO THE DOCTOR AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.** Doctor Julio Morales is a psychiatrist, sub-specialized in child & adolescent psychiatry and adult and child psychoanalysis, with many years of experience in the field. Dr. Morales’ practice orientation is based in psychodynamic psychiatry and a psychotherapeutic approach, medication is prescribed when is indicated. His adult patients have the opportunity to discuss and explore what is troubling them, in the privacy of the consultation. When Dr. Morales treats children, they communicate through play, while adolescents use verbal communication. Dr. Morales also involves parents in the treatment of their children so that they can better understand and help facilitate their child’s development. Dr. Morales studied medicine and psychiatry in his home country of Peru and then immigrated to the United States for further training in the field of psychiatry. He continued his training at Fairfield Hills Psychiatric Hospital, which is affiliated with Yale University. He trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis and he entered psychoanalytic training in adult, child and adolescent psychoanalysis at St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Morales is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at St. Louis University. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst in adult and child & adolescent psychoanalysis at the St. Louis Psychoanalyti

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Louis University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Facultad de Medicina
  • Universidad Nacional de Trujillo Facultad de Medicina (Internship)
  • Hermilio Valdizán Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Fairfield Hills Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Fellowship in Child Psychiatry
  • Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute (Adult Psychoanalysis)
  • Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute (Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis)

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
  • American Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Psychiatrists 2010
  • Best Doctors in America 2007-2013
  • Certified in Psychoanalysis, Board of Professional Standards, American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, Board of Professional Standards, American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Supervision (400+ hours) by American Psychoanalytic Association Training Analysts, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, St. Louis, Missouri, September 1978 - May 1995

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1760552087

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4.5
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Dr. Morales is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his speciality. I have had several visits and I’m hopeful ofthe personal progress that is to come. I highly recommend Dr. Morales.
Dr. Morales is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his speciality. I have had several visits and I’m hopeful of the personal progress that is to come. I highly recommend Dr.Morales.
Nakitia S. · March 20, 2019
One if the first things he said to me was that he isn't a pill pusher. I loved that. Too manydocs don't want to talk, they'd rather just write a script and see the next patient.
One if the first things he said to me was that he isn't a pill pusher. I loved that. Too many docs don't want to talk, they'd rather just write ascript and see the next patient.
Initials hidden · June 14, 2018

Dr. Julio Morales's office location

Julio Morales, MD.

8820 Ladue Rd., Third floor, Suite 314

Saint Louis, MO 63124

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Dr. Morales is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his speciality. I have had several visits and I’m hopeful of the personal progress that is to come. I highly recommend Dr. Morales.

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One if the first things he said to me was that he isn't a pill pusher. I loved that. Too many docs don't want to talk, they'd rather just write a script and see the next patient.

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I am so happy I found Dr. Morales. I've been going to him for around four months now and feel so much better then when I started. He was very careful with his treatment plan and spent a lot of time trying to understand what I was feeling before making decisions on how to treat me. I feel lucky to have found a psychiatrist like him and not someone who just prescribes a pill and sends you on your way. I also feel he truly cares about my well-being and is happy to see me doing better. Wonderful doctor!

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Everything about my consultation was very unpleasant. I typically don't write reviews for anything, but my visit left me so frustrated that I feel the need to warn others. I found it extremely difficult to communicate with Dr. Morales. He seemed to completely misinterpret much of what I was saying. On the opposite side of the spectrum, he has a very thick accent, so it was also difficult for ME to understand what HE was trying to say. To be honest, I could look past all of this if he weren't so rude. He acted as though I had offended him in some manner. He implied that I was flaky and that I "constantly switch medications." This was in spite of the fact that I told him multiple times that I had only ever been on two different medications in my entire life, one of which I took for almost 3 years. I left this consultation feeling much worse, rather than better. It saddens me to think that he is treating patients this way -- people who could really use the help of a good doctor. The road to feeling better is a long one, and all he managed to do was make it even longer for me. I'm surprised by any 5 star reviews for this guy. My experience was definitely not 5 stars. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.

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Dr. Morales forgot about my appointment. I came into the waiting room and waited for over 30 minutes before calling to inquire if he was still available. He then came to the waiting room and was very apologetic. He explicitly stated that he would see me for the remaining 20 minutes left and comp the appointment for his error. However, he did not comp the appointment. He billed my insurance anyway. When I called to inquire and have him correct the error, he was very rude and belittling. I would not recommend him based on this experience alone.

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He was very forthcoming about what to expect during the first appointment and I felt very comfortable expressing why I was there and why I was seeking assistance.

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It was handled in a very professional manner! The best first visit I've ever had! Very efficient and easy!

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Doctor Morales is the best psychiatrist I have ever encountered. You can truly tell he is in this profession to help people who need it. and not for the money. I'm in an extremely difficult financial situation and he provided me with resources to get the help I need. I would recommend him to anyone, any day of the week!!!! He cares and he is so understanding!!

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Dr. Morales is unprofessional, judgmental and clearly lacking in recent research in the psychiatric field. First, he refused to allow me transfer over my records from my previous psychiatrist of three years, saying only **he** makes diagnoses. This is despite the fact that my previous provider only wanted to discuss my condition with him as a professional. Second, he seems to have memory issues, as he completely missed our first appointment and then re-asked the same questions during our second appointment. Third, his bedside manner is seriously flawed for a doctor claiming to be a professional in psychotherapy. Rather than listening to me describe my condition, he chided repeatedly at the fact that I was "taking too much medicine" and was "overprescribed." Rather than seeking the underlying cause of my condition, he preferred to lecture me in a judgmental tone. I would not recommend Dr. Morales to anyone.

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He's very welcoming and understanding of my situation.

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Dr. Morales is experienced, thorough, and gentle. He's exactly what we want for our daughter. Thank you, Dr. Morales.

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Very helpful. I feel hopeful about my future.

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pensé que mi cita iba a ser muy tardada pero no fue más rápido de lo que esperaba y me gustó mucho

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Dr. Julio Morales, MD Dr. Morales is a excellent psychiatrist. Genuine, honest and speaks to you from the "heart." I would recommend him to anyone that has a true belief in finding themselves. Thank you, Dr. Julio M.

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