Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce its newest team member, Dr. Al Jerome. Dr. Jerome is accepting new clients at both our Ashburn and Leesburg offices. For a consultation with Dr. Jerome, please contact our office manager, Laura Cusumano at (703) 723-2999 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Albert Jerome, Ph.D., 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, and problem behaviors among children and teens. He 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 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.