Ashburn Psychologist on Popular TV Show, Hoarding: Buried Alive

Dr. Albert Jerome was invited by the Discovery Network to appear as a treatment expert on an episode of the popular show, Hoarding: Buried Alive. The episode was filmed in 2010 and will be shown on the Discovery Learning Channel on March 9th at 10PM. Dr. Jerome is an outstanding psychologist who specializes in anxiety and mood disorders,individual therapy, group therapy and couple’s therapy, as well as behavioral medicine.  He works with children, adolescents and adults.  His biography is posted below.  You may contact our office manager, Rita Meredith, at (703) 723-2999, if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jerome.

Albert Jerome, Ph.D.
Dr. Jerome is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University after completing internship training in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Further post-doctoral training was completed at NeuroScience, Inc. in Herndon, VA.

Dr. Jerome’s clinical practice focuses on anxiety disorders, health psychology, problem behaviors among children and teens, and couples therapy.  In the area of anxiety disorders, Dr. Jerome specializes in treating panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, specific fears, (such as fear of flying), and childhood anxiety disorders. His work in Health Psychology includes treatment of headache and chronic pain, health anxiety, and tobacco and drug use. A wide range of problem behaviors among children and teens are addressed through a combination of individual therapy, behavioral reward systems, and parent training.

Dr. Jerome’s work with couples focuses on patterns of conflict and communication styles, and he employs a broad range of effective evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) that incorporate an ongoing dialectic between change and acceptance.

In all of his clinical work, Dr. Jerome employs the latest in evidence-based therapeutic interventions, blending Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with mindfulness training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy.  A tailored, individualized treatment approach is developed through an active collaboration with each client or family who seeks his services.

Dr. Jerome has been the recipient of more than 20 research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for the design, development, and evaluation of self-help and minimal contact behavior change programs, and he is a recognized expert in the area of gradual reduction techniques for tobacco cessation.

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