Aisha Usmani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD 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.