Dr. Jessica Nasser

Jessica D. Nasser, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the delivery of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches to treat anxiety and mood disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), stress and trauma, eating disorders, and body image and emotion regulation difficulties. Specialized treatments that she provides include exposure therapy for anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, social anxiety), Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, CBT for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, and Family-Based Therapy (Maudsley approach) for anorexia nervosa. She works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Nasser uses the latest science and research to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for her clients. She is also mindful of individual differences and collaboratively works with clients to generate and regularly evaluate customized treatment plans. Dr. Nasser is fluent in Spanish and can work with Spanish-speaking patients.

Dr. Nasser was a J. Rex Fuqua Scholar during her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory, which she completed at the Child and Adolescent Mood Program and at the Department of Psychology’s Healthy Eating and Weight Support Lab. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Emory’s Department of Psychology, where she trains medical residents and psychology interns in the delivery of CBT for anxiety disorders, OCD, and eating disorders.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Nasser is also actively involved in the scientific community. She is currently working with researchers at Emory’s Department of Psychology to evaluate the effectiveness of a family-based intervention for children struggling with weight difficulties. Dr. Nasser’s research has examined mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapies and has investigated underlying causes of disordered eating behavior. She has published in peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at national conferences.

Dr. Nasser is originally from Florida and was raised in Florida and South America. She has traveled throughout the East Coast and Midwest during her training, but is happy to have finally returned to the South. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and cat. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, volunteering at the local humane society, hiking, biking, and reading.

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Education and Training

  • 2008: Received BA in Psychology from Duke University
  • 2012: Earned MA in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University (APA Accredited)
  • 2016: Completed Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine-Charleston Area Medical Center (APA Accredited)
  • 2016: Received PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University (APA Accredited)
  • 2017: Completed Postdoctoral Fellowship at Emory University
  • 2017: Obtained License to practice psychology in state of GA
  • 2019: Completed BTTI Certification (general) by the IOCDF to provide ERP to treat OCD