Julia Martin Burch, PhD

Julia Martin Burch, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. Dr. Martin Burch works with children, teens, and parents, and specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and related disorders. She also provides training for clinicians, parent groups, and schools on working with anxious youth as part of the McLean School Consult Service. Dr. Martin Burch completed her training at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.


Posts by Julia Martin Burch, PhD

School refusal: When a child won’t go to school

The adjustment from summer vacation back to the structure and demands of the school year affects many students, but some experience so much anxiety that they avoid going to school. Understanding the reasons for school refusal can help parents identify problems and act quickly.

Back to school anxiety

For some children, the start of the school year triggers back to school anxiety. This can be especially challenging for kids who already have issues with anxiety. Parents can do several things to address these issues and help their children cope better.