Julia Hitch, PhD
Dr. Julia Hitch received her doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington and completed her pre-doctoral internship at UCLA Medical Center. Observing that patients often come to therapy with multiple concerns, Dr. Hitch has developed expertise in a wide variety of evidence-based therapies, including exposure and response prevention for OCD, prolonged exposure for PTSD, dialectical behavior therapy, behavioral parent training as well as cognitive behavioral therapy more generally. Additionally, underlying all therapies provided Dr. Hitch utilizes her expertise in functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) to strengthen the power of the therapeutic relationship so that clients can deepen their interpersonal connections outside of therapy.
Dr. Hitch enjoys working with patients across the lifespan, seeing patients as young as two, and empowering them to overcome their struggles with OCD, anxiety, mood, emotion regulation, parenting, and challenges in interpersonal relationships. She approaches each patient with enthusiasm, authenticity, and humor, and crafts individualized, evidence-based treatment plans for each person.
She is on the Clinical Psychology Faculty at the University of Washington and is a certified OCD therapist through the International OCD Foundation. She regularly trains graduate students and psychologists in a variety of evidence-based therapies.
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