Julia Hoke, Ph.D., LSSP
Julia is a child psychologist with more than 18 years of experience working with children and families. During her five years providing services in public schools, she discovered a passion for working with tweens, teens, and parents. Julia specializes in therapy with adolescents (ages 10 and up) who are experiencing anxiety and related difficulties, such as OCD or tic disorders. Drawing on her extensive training and experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), she helps adolescents and parents understand anxiety, face fears, and unlearn anxious patterns of behavior. Her active approach is engaging, even for adolescents who are reluctant to participate in therapy. Julia recognizes the importance of involving parents as coaches and cheerleaders to build on and reinforce what adolescents are learning in therapy. Her commitment to working with parents also extends to her parent consultation work. As a therapist certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), she leans on this framework to provide parent consultation focused on strengthening connections, enhancing communication, and managing challenging behaviors. Julia also works with children and families affected by trauma and is certified in Trauma-Focused CBT.
Julia has worked at the Austin Child Guidance Center for more than 10 years and has served as the Director of Psychological Services since 2011. In this role, Julia oversees psychological assessment and clinical training, provides therapy and assessment services, and serves as a clinical supervisor.
You can contact Julia at 512.200.2604.