About Aisha Usmani, PhD

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 Tourette’s and tic disorders and body focused repetitive behaviors, including hair pulling / trichotillomania and compulsive skin picking.

Dr. Usmani is the Director of the Adult Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program and is a staff psychologist at the Center for OCD and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School.  In addition, she holds a faculty appointment in psychology as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Usmani 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.

Dr. Usmani completed her postdoctoral fellowships at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University and The Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS), where she gained expertise in evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, including acceptance and mindfulness based treatments. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University, where she focused on cognitive-behavioral treatments.

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Psychiatry-Outpatient Services
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-5600
Phone: 617-726-6766

Medical Education

  • PhD, Idaho State University
  • Fellowship, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders at Boston University
  • Fellowship, Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle

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