Jacob Schmitz PsyD
50% of my caseload is dedicated to patients with OCD and/or OC Related Disorders. I have worked with numerous individuals with OCD and/or OC Related disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Many of my patients present with co-occurring issues such as depressive, anxiety, and neurodevelopmental disorders. My treatment structure is informed by a comprehensive intake process and careful conceptualization of core issues. Understanding how varying issues interplay with one another helps to prioritize treatment goals.
I hold a PsyD in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland, where I was trained in different modalities including CBT, ACT, ERP, and family therapy/parent training. I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of Richmond with a broad focus on Child/Adolescent Mental Health (crisis stabilization, pediatric consultation-liaison, psychological assessment, outpatient therapy). During this time, I received supervision from faculty with specialized training in pediatric OCD and OC related disorders. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia.
I work with diverse patient populations including LGBTQ+ identities and those with varying racial, ethnic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. I am committed to providing culturally responsive and sensitive care. I conceptualize my patients with broader systems in mind and do my best to navigate these to enhance outcomes.
I have built my cultural competency/humility through a myriad of experiences including but not limited to my undergraduate/graduate course work, being a member of a culturally focused research lab, and previously co-teaching a cultural mental health seminar to psychology, psychiatry, and social work trainees in an academic medical center setting.