Dr. Melissa Jermann is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Jermann is uniquely interested in working with perfectionism and how it relates to these concerns. She also has extensive experience working with various disorders, such as depression, relationship concerns, life transitions, insomnia, adjustment disorder, chronic pain, and personality disorders. Dr. Jermann works with children, teens, adults, and couples.
Dr. Jermann graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minoring in Counseling Psychology from the University of Albany. After graduation, she volunteered at the NYU Family Trauma Program before starting her doctorate. Throughout her graduate school training at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she has worked in hospital and private practice settings and completed her 5th-year predoctoral internship at the New Jersey VA Hospital. Dr. Jermann received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2021. She then returned to the Center of Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy to complete her postdoctoral training under the mentorship and supervision of OCD Specialist Dr. Steven Phillipson, completed in July 2022. Dr. Jermann continues to work part-time at the center and supervises Ph.D. students. Dr. Jermann runs her own private practice based in NYC and is licensed in NY & NJ. She is also authorized to practice Telehealth in 40 states through PSYPACT. For more information on schooling and training, please visit her LinkedIn.
Dr. Jermann’s primary therapeutic orientation relies heavily on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which focuses on willingness, mindfulness, values, and acceptance of internal experiences. She also will incorporate other modern evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Dr. Jermann is also trained in specialized treatments, including Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, as well as ACT for Chronic Pain and CBT-Insomnia. Dr. Jermann’s treatment approach typically begins with goal setting, psychoeducation, and skill development, followed by further insight to facilitate self-exploration, understanding, and growth.