Postdoctoral Fellow

Jessica MacDonald, Ph.D.

Jessica MacDonald, Ph.D.

I received my B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University, and my master's degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John's University. Throughout my education, I have received extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy and rational emotive behavioral therapy, and incorporate mindfulness-based interventions into my approach. My past research has focused on the impact of trauma on anxiety, depression, and social skills in emerging adults. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a variety of problems, such as depression, anxiety (including test and school anxiety), adjustment difficulty, trauma, social phobia, and other social and communication difficulties. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices with an emphasis on therapy as a collaborative process that should be tailored to the needs and goals of the individual.