Education and Training
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2015)
OCD, Anxiety, & Related Disorders Program
Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry
Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology (2012)
University of Georgia
Clinical Internship (2011-2012)
University of Florida Health Science Center, Child/Pediatric Track
Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology (2010)
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology (2006)
University of Florida
Dr. Jacob completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida. After college, she worked as a clinical research assistant in the UF OCD Program and Department of Psychiatry, where she conducted treatment-based psychiatric assessments for children and adults with OCD or related disorders. Dr. Jacob then went on to receive her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Georgia, where she specialized in working with youth and adults with anxiety disorders. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center, Child/Pediatric Track, where she again worked with children and adults in the UF OCD Program, primarily conducting weekly and intensive treatment for OCD and related disorders.
Upon graduating with her Ph.D., Dr. Jacob then completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, which specializes in the research and treatment of OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. At the Rothman Center, Dr. Jacob provided weekly and intensive treatment for a variety of youth and adults with OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. In 2013, Dr. Jacob received a prestigious award from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her work in pediatric research. Dr. Jacob has published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, written several book chapters, and engaged in numerous presentations on OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. She has also served as a reviewer for a variety of psychology and psychiatry journals.
Currently, Dr. Jacob works in private practice in Boca Raton, FL. She is actively involved in the Psychology community, serving as President of the Palm Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association from 2018-2019, and President of OCD Central & South Florida (2019-present). She also serves as a faculty member for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for Pediatric OCD, which is IOCDF's flagship training program for professionals to advance their skills in the treatment of OCD. She is also Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), which means that Dr. Jacob has undergone the highest level of examination by her peers, and demonstrated excellence in her specialization.
President, OCD Central & South Florida, Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (2019 - present)
Vice-President, OCD Central & South Florida, Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (2016 - 2018)
President, Florida Psychological Association, Palm Chapter (2018-2019)
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Florida Psychological Association (FPA)
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP), Division 53, American Psychological Association (APA)
*For a list of Dr. Jacob's publications, please click here.