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My work with abused and at-risk youth in residential and community programs has informed my healing since 1990. My medical degree is from Wake Forest University and my child and adolescent fellowship is from the Medical College of Virginia. I studied psychology and music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and an active member of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Wrestling with God for many years over the stories my pediatric patients were telling, I began to create poems, songs and paintings. Art led me on a new path for healing. God is never happier than when we are creating.

Since surviving a rare and aggressive cancer, I have become impassioned about healing prayer. Psychotherapy, medication management as well as somatic energy techniques continue to be tools in my practice. Now I have added prayer and healing prayer. Join me on your journey to wholeness.


2011-2013    Securing Resources for Consumers and Britton and Crump-Medication management for at risk youth in community based wrap around program. 2008-2010    

2008-2010 North Carolina Neuropsychiatry-Psychiatrist. Specializing in outpatients with ADHD, head injuries, dementia, depression, anxiety and pervasive developmental delay. Clinical research, Sub-Investigator. Chapel Hill, N.C.

2005-2007    Kid’s Oneida-Staff Psychiatrist.  Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, training case workers and nurses, treatment team member.  Utica, New York.

2003-2004    Spearheaded education and funding initiatives to bring Smart Start to Oneida County.  This program provided community based services for families at risk for neglect or abuse.  These interventions created opportunities for children ages birth to five years old.

2003-2004    Veteran’s Administration-Psychiatrist.  Outpatient Clinic, Morehead City, N.C.

1992-1999    Medical Director and Staff Psychiatrist-The House of the Good Shepherd, Utica, New York, a three hundred child agency with hospital, residential and foster care services.

1992-1994    United Cerebral Palsy-Psychiatrist for Residential Services.  Utica, N.Y.

1992-present Private Practice-Adults, adolescents and children outpatient psychiatry.  Forensic certificate from the University of Virginia.  Experience with the court system as an expert witness regarding child               maltreatment and custody disputes. Consultant to several universities including Hamilton College, Colgate University and Mohawk Valley Community College.

Medical College of Virginia-Internship, Residency and Fellowship

Bowman Gray Medical School, York University Graduate School

University of North Carolina-graduated with Highest Honors in Psychology and a concentration in piano.

PRESENTATIONS PTSD and Medication Management, Common Diagnoses in Child Mental Health, More than Surviving: Moving through your Life Stories with Yoga and Writing. Medical mission work in El Salvador and South Africa and Botswana. Focus on financing women’s businesses as well as leading workshops on trauma, domestic violence and mental illness. Blog juliaburns.org, topics include child sexual abuse, cancer, family, Spirit and juevenile delinquents. Local art exhibitions featuring portraits. Self-published children’s book Momma, Who’s Babygod? available on Amazon.