Julie  Kolzet

Julie Kolzet

Psychologist, PhD

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

Offers Online Therapy

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Dr. Julie Kolzet is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice on the Upper East Side. Dr. Kolzet has specialized training in health psychology. She is also the founder of Insomnia Relief NY, a portion of her general psychotherapy private practice that provides specialized, non-medication based treatment for insomnia. Dr. Kolzet also specializes in anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weight management. She works with clients across the lifespan, providing compassionate and highly professional care.

When working with clients, Dr. Kolzet works hard to employ techniques that are well matched to an individual's goals and strengths. Dr. Kolzet has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is recognized as the #1 recommended method for treating insomnia. While providing both cognitive-behavioral therapy and CBT-I, Dr. Kolzet conducts thorough assessments to ensure sessions are individually tailored. She often provides homework to monitor ongoing progress outside of sessions.

Dr. Kolzet earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology with an emphasis in health psychology. She also received specialized training—on the fellowship level—in CBT-I from the world-renowned Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kolzet is enthusiastic about helping patients who are struggling with a variety of challenges, and can also provide referrals to her associate, who may have availability to see clients at a reduced rate. She welcomes new clients to her general practice as well as to Insomnia Relief NY, a short five-min walk from the subway station on 77th St and Lexington Ave. Dr. Kolzet can also provide referrals to her associates and trusted clincians, 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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