Julia Hitch, PhD
Narrative of Services:
Dr. Hitch enjoys working with children, adolescents, families, and adults and takes a collaborative, evidence-based approach in her work with clients. She is particularly passionate about helping children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety-related problems, body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., hair pulling and skin-picking), and tics. It can often be difficult for parents to know how to effectively support their child with anxiety-related concerns and Dr. Hitch loves working with parents to provide behaviorally-based coaching.
Dr. Hitch earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington, where she gained extensive training and experience in CBT. She completed her clinical internship at UCLA where she served as a therapist in the Childhood OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program and the Child OCD Intensive Treatment Program. She provided evidence-based treatment to children and adolescents with OCD, anxiety, tic, and habit disorders. Dr. Hitch completed training in prolonged exposure for PTSD at University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and was a research therapist on a clinical trial of prolonged exposure therapy.