Jacob Schmitz, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Narrative of Services:
Currently around 25% of my caseload is dedicated to patients with OCD and/or OC Related Disorders. I have worked with over 30 individuals with OCD and/or OC Related disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Many of my patients present with co-occurring disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and trauma. My treatment structure is informed by a comprehensive intake and careful conceptualization of core issues. Understanding how varying issues interplay with one another helps to prioritize treatment goals.
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 have received numerous types of training related to cultural competency including undergraduate/graduate course work, being a member of a research lab focused on cultural diversity, and attending continuing education courses on this topic. I currently co-teach a cultural mental health seminar to psychology, psychiatry, and social work trainees.
I hold a PsyD in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland, where I was trained in different modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. 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 treating child and adolescent OCD. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia.