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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.

Employment

2011-2013

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

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, N.Y.

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.


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

1992-1999    

Medical Director and Staff Psychiatrist- The House of the Good Shepherd, Utica, N.Y., a 300 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.

Education

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, 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 juvenile delinquents. Local art exhibitions featuring portraits. Self-published children’s book, Momma, Who’s Babygod? available on Amazon.