Julie  Kolzet

Julie Kolzet

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime & weekend appointments in Upper East Side practice (updated March 27, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Insomnia
  • Weight management
  • Relationships
  • Health behaviors

Professional statement

Dr. Julie Kolzet is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides compassionate and professional care to patients experiencing a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, work-related stress, adjustment issues, relationship concerns, insomnia, and weight management. In particular, Dr. Kolzet has specialized training in health psychology and is the founder of Insomnia Relief NY, a portion of her practice that provides specialized, non-medication based treatment for insomnia.

When working with patients, Dr. Kolzet works diligently to ensure that her techniques are well matched to each individual's goals and strengths. She has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), the #1 recommended method for treating insomnia.

Dr. Kolzet is enthusiastic about helping patients. She welcomes new patients to her practice which is a short five-minute walk from the subway station on 77th St and Lexington Ave. Dr. Kolzet can also provide referrals to her associates who are trusted clinicians, who may have availability to see clients at a reduced rate.

Message to clients

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my Zencare profile. 

I am a licensed psychologist with an established private practice located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan across from the Carlyle Hotel. As a therapist, I strive to help my clients overcome challenges, adopt long-term health promoting behaviors and thrive in their daily lives. My practice specializes in treatment options for common problems including depression, worry, insomnia, stress, sexual concerns, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. My practice treats children, adolescents and adults both individually and in a group capacity using a theoretical approach that is best described as cognitive-behavioral. Further, I always do my best to employ techniques that are well-matched to an individual's unique set of goals and strengths. 

Feel free to visit my website at doctorkolzet.com to learn more about me and my practice. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you and help you progress on your wellness journey. 

Please note that I request a brief phone conversation with all new patients requesting an initial appointment at my office. This call is intended to make sure that I am the psychologist that is best suited to meet your individual needs. Moreover, I realize that starting therapy with someone you do not know can be unnerving for some. I hope that a warm, introductory phone conversation will help. 

Please also note that I have two excellent associates who see patients at my practice on weekends. Currently, I am not accepting new patients for weekend appointments; however, my associates are accepting new patients for weekend appointments. 


Depression - Providing emotional support and promoting healing of hopelessness, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, loss of interest and pleasure in life and low motivation and energy

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Insomnia - Addressing problems related to lack of restful sleep, including difficulty falling asleep, waking often, and restless sleep

Weight management - Developing healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of social interaction, addressing interpersonal concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Health behaviors - Managing night eating syndrome, medications, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions that can impact mental health

General expertise


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $300
  • Initial session: $300 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Kolzet can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper East Side practice

30 East 76th Street

6th Floor

New York, NY 10021

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-8:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - Present

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

New York University, MA, 2005

University of Colorado at Boulder, BS, 2000


  • English

Therapy Groups

Julie  Kolzet
Therapeutic Salon

This weekly group provides a space for high functioning females to receive support and discuss communication strategies, relationship enhancement, career transitions, and mood regulation strategies in the face of life's stressors.

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