Aisha Usmani, Ph.D.


Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Psychologist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Idaho State University 2007
agoraphobia; compulsive behavior; compulsive skin picking; generalized anxiety disorder; hair pulling; obsessive-compulsive disorder; ocd; panic disorder; phobias; social phobias; tic disorders; tourette syndrome; trichotillomania

Dr. Usmani is a licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). Dr. Usmani also has expertise in the treatment of body focused repetitive behaviors, including hair pulling / trichotillomania and compulsive skin picking, and Tourette’s and tic disorders.

In addition to her work in the Adult Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program, Dr. Usmani is a staff psychologist in the OCD and Related Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School and holds a faculty appointment in psychology as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She also has a private practice in the Boston area focusing on CBT for anxiety and related disorders.

Dr. Usmani’s research experiences include providing assessment and protocol-based treatment for studies. She also enjoys supervising clinical psychology graduate and postdoctoral students.