Jessica Prizer, M.S., is a pre-doctoral psychology intern at CBC, where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. She has intensive training and experience providing a variety of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She has provided therapy in both clinical and school settings and has worked with a range of individuals including those with anxiety and mood disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, and behavioral challenges. Jessica is part of the Neuropsychological Testing and School Consultation teams at CBC. She is a certified school psychologist and a fifth-year doctoral student within St. John’s University’s School Psychology program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, where she graduated with honors and a major in Psychology.
Prior to her internship at CBC, Jessica was a psychology extern at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). She received intensive training in delivering CBT, specifically exposure and response prevention (ERP), along with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She utilized these interventions to treat individuals with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and depression. Additionally, she co-led adolescent social anxiety groups and skill-based groups for parents of children and young adults. Jessica has also received extensive training in PCIT adapted for selective mutism through the Child Mind Institute.
Jessica provided school-based services as a psychology extern at the Pleasantville Union Free School District and served as a summer school psychologist conducting psychoeducational evaluations. She delivered individual counseling, co-led groups focused on social-emotional learning, provided consultation to teachers, and implemented DBT adapted for elementary-school students (DBT-C). Jessica also has experience assisting in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans as well as implementing evidence-based interventions to help manage classroom behaviors.
Jessica is a member of several professional organizations, including the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), where she also presented some of her clinical and school-based research.