Jennifer H. Kessler PhD

6925 Oakland Mills Road #615
Columbia, Maryland 21045
ADA Accessible
Narrative of Services:

My practice specializes in the treatment of OCD and related disorders, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB’s), and other anxiety disorders across the life span. I am experienced in working with teams and offer accelerated treatment as appropriate. In addition, I have significant experience working with parents to address challenging behaviors associated with their child/adolescent/young adult’s OCD and related diagnoses. I have 25 years of experience in the field with approximately 80% of my caseload having difficulties in the above areas.
I offer teletherapy, and I’m a PsyPact authorized provider.

Training Description:

I received my PhD. in 1997 from Louisiana State University. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. I also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. My training focused on applying CBT to a variety of disorders, including OCD, anxiety, and chronic hairpulling.

Prior to opening my practice, I worked as a senior staff/staff psychologist at an OCD/ BFRB specialty center for 16 years. I have been active in IOCDF and TLC, having given several talks at each over the years.

Diversity Statement:

During my graduate training in Lousiaina, my internship in Baltimore, MD, and my fellowship in Cincinnati, OH, I worked with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, such as African-American and Latino populations. Much of this experience involved working primarily with minority, low-income clients.