Julia Perault joined Columbia Health in 2017. Prior to Columbia, Julia worked as a senior social worker at Bellevue Hospital in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Julia completed advanced training in relational psychotherapy/psychoanalysis at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She received a Seminar in Field Instruction certification from the New York University Silver School for Social Work, and supervised social work and psychology graduate students at Bellevue Hospital. She trained in prevention and early intervention for families and young children at the NYU Child Study Center, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and the Anna Freud Center in London.
Julia is committed to creating a trusting and supportive relationship that adapts to the individualized needs of the student. Her professional interests include young adulthood transitions, self-esteem, race and social justice, gender and sexual identity, interpersonal relationships, and the integrative use of creative expression, mindfulness, body movement, and guided imagery in healing and emotional regulation. She uses her extensive experience in navigating the complicated referral systems in New York City to help students connect, when needed, to community resources that best fit unique needs.