- EDUCATION: Ohio University, Ph.D.
- INTERNSHIP/FELLOWSHIP: Department of Psychiatry, West Virginia University School of Medicine; Neuroscience Inc.
- CREDENTIALS: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; Advanced training in treatment of anxiety disorders, Graduate of the Behavior Training Institute of the International OCD Foundation
- TREATMENT POPULATIONS: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
- SERVICES PROVIDED: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Parent Management Training (PMT)
- MEMBERSHIP: American Psychological Association, International OCD Foundation, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
- LICENSURE: Commonwealth of Virginia
Dr. Jerome is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive training and experience. His practice focuses on anxiety and related disorders, depression, stress disorders, impulse control disorders, problem behaviors among children and teens, and couples therapy.
Dr. Jerome employs the latest in evidence-based therapeutic interventions, blending cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches with mindfulness training. A tailored, individualized treatment approach is developed through active collaboration with each client or family who seeks his services.
In the area of anxiety disorders, Dr. Jerome specializes in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specific fears and phobias, and childhood anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety.
Dr. Jerome also works with body dysmorphic disorder, health anxiety, hoarding, eating disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, chronic pain, substance abuse, and impulse control issues ranging from tics and hair pulling to gambling and internet/gaming addiction.
His expertise with hoarding led to an appearance as a featured therapist on an episode of “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” which aired on TLC and Discovery.
Dr. Jerome addresses a wide range of problem behaviors among children and teens through a combination of individual therapy, behavioral reward systems, and parent training. His 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 that emphasize both change and acceptance.
Prior to becoming a full-time therapist, Dr. Jerome had an extensive career in clinical treatment research. He served as the principal investigator on 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. His work resulted in more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 presentations at professional conferences.