Julia Vigna Bosson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in treatment of anxiety and trauma disorders, ranging from the effects of daily stressors on physiology and immunity to PTSD and other post-trauma reactions. She is a Certified Provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and is trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE).
Dr. Bosson’s cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy incorporates individualized pragmatism and collegiality. She has also been trained in and practices mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches in her work. She seeks to equip her patients with the tools they need to move beyond the therapy room and into the lives they want for themselves.
As well as treating trauma, Dr. Bosson has a specialized interest in postpartum care and parenting stress. As a mother of three herself, Dr. Bosson combines expertise in treating anxiety and depression with first-hand knowledge of the stresses that new parents face.
Dr. Bosson has a genuine passion for teaching evidence-based skills to new moms and dads to help mitigate symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety, ultimately helping individuals become the best parents—and the best versions of themselves—that they can be.
Dr. Bosson has expertise to help clients conquer their fear of flying.
Education & Experience:
- PhD from Louisiana State University; studied the effects of Hurricane Katrina on children and families with Dr. Mary Lou Kelley
- BA in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from Tulane University; researched the effects of community violence exposure on youth with Dr. Stacy Overstreet
- Various medical centers, including multiple VA hospitals, in private practice, and for the NYU Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research Program
- Taught undergraduates at Manhattan College and Louisiana State University
- Serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Loss and Trauma
- Bosson, J. Vigna, Kelley, M.L., & Jones, G.N. (2012). Cognitive processing mediates the
relation between religious coping and posttraumatic growth. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 17, 439-451.
- Bosson, J. Vigna., Reuther, E.T., & Cohen, A.S. (2011). The comorbidity of psychotic
symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder: Evidence for a specifier in DSM-5. Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, 5, 147-154.
- Vigna, J.F., Hernandez, B.C., Kelley, M.L., & Gresham, F.M. (2010). Coping behavior in hurricane-affected African American youth: Psychometric properties of the Kidcope. Journal of Black Psychology, 36, 98-121.
- Vigna, J.F., Hernandez, B.C., & Kelley, M.L. (2009). Predicting conduct problems from community and family violence: The moderating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Family Violence, 24, 597-605.
- Vigna, J.F., Hernandez, B.C., Paasch, V., Gordon, A.T., & Kelley, M.L. (2009). Predicting adjustment post-disaster: The roles of child and maternal coping and social support. In K.E. Cherry (Ed.), Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Coping with Katrina, Rita, and other Storms. (pp. 45-64). New York: Springer.
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