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Julia Samton, MD

Dual board-certified therapist in NYC

Julia’s board certification in Neurology and Psychiatry provides a unique perspective of both brain and mind. Her expertise combines a deep knowledge of neuroscience with more than a decade of clinical work.

After graduating medical school from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1998, Julia pursued residency training in Neurology and Psychiatry at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. Julia’s unique dual board certification gives her perspective on both the medical and emotional aspects of the brain and mind. Her clinical expertise combines a deep scientific knowledge of neuroscience with more than a decade of clinical work. She has experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of psychiatric conditions with a range of psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches. She customizes her approach according to the individual needs of each client, combining aspects of her diverse training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In working with clients who are candidates for psychopharmacology, her knowledge of the brain pathways and neurotransmitters implicated in mood and behavior helps her select medications with optimal benefit and minimal side effects.

After years of working with urban professionals to cope with the stresses of modern life, Julia was inspired to pursue studies in the science and application of mindfulness and meditation. She participated in multiple trainings at the Omega, Kripalu, and Mindsight Institutes, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training, and a 100 hour Meditation Teacher Training Workshop. She teaches meditation and mindfulness to individuals, instructing them to use these skills to improve self-awareness and overall wellbeing. She has also brought her knowledge to the organizational level where she lectures to community and corporate audiences on the application of mindfulness to psychological and physical health, professional performance, communication, and relationships.

Patient Reviews

“My visit with Dr. Samton exceeded all expectations. I left feeling grounded and centered and confident in my abilities to use some of the mindfulness tools and techniques she taught me. I look forward to my next visit with Dr. Samton. Thank you!!!”

“Dr. Sampton has been has helped me identify, address, a manage a number of issues that I needed to address so that I could, ultimately, get out of my own way. I’m grateful for her help and insight and wouldn’t hesitate to refer her to friends, family, and colleagues. Dr. Sampton is a great resource, I look forward to my appointments, and I can’t speak highly enough of her.”

“Dr. Samton was one of the most qualified doctors I have ever meet. She is brilliant and kind. She helped me work through many of my problems in just a short amount of time. She is one of those people who you are better off after you have met them. When being treated by Dr. Samton, I had a sense that she entirely wanted to help me – a feeling I don’t often feel. I highly recommend Dr. Samton to all.”

“I could not have been more pleased with Dr. Samton. She is incredibly perceptive, bright, insightful and through provoking. In short she is by far the best psychiatrist I have ever seen and could ever hope to find.”

“I feel tremendously lucky to have found Dr. Samton. After our initial consultation I knew I had found the right person to help me with my anxiety. She is not only clearly a brilliant doctor (double boarded in neurology and psychiatry), she is caring, compassionate and empathetic. I’ve always been a bit skeptical about seeking mental health care, but after just our first meeting I was able to walk away feeling calmer knowing that I was in such capable hands. I wish I had contacted her sooner!”