AmyJacobsen-croppedDr. Amy Jacobsen received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from The University of Georgia, with specific emphases in child psychology and the study and treatment of anxiety disorders. She completed an APA accredited internship in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. This was followed by a 2-year APA accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has served as an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Hoglund Brain Imaging Center/University of Kansas Medical Center, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In 2007, Dr. Jacobsen joined the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT). Over 7 years with KCCAT, she provided specialty services across all age groups, including intensive Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) protocols for severe anxiety disorders, as well as core CBT services for anxiety, obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, and related problems, such as depression and child behavioral issues.

Dr. Jacobsen has published several research articles and presents at state and national organizations. Her particular clinical and research interests have included the role of the family environment in anxiety disorders, the development of intervention programs for children and families affected by anxiety, health anxiety, and the treatment of geriatric anxiety.

In 2015, she joined InSight Counseling, LLC where she continues her core emphasis on the treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, and she provides adjunctive anxiety-focused treatment for individuals affected by eating disorders. Dr. Jacobsen also serves as the president of OCD Kansas, Inc., a non-profit organization and affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, https://www.facebook.com/OCDKansas/.

Dr. Jacobsen has provided education and training to residents, graduate students, and the community, and she is a member of several national organizations, including the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

Dr. Jacobsen is available to see patients for scheduled appointments between 8:30 am-5 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There may be select appointments available outside of these hours.

Selected publications:

Smith, A., & Jacobsen, A. M. (in press). Childhood Anxiety Disorders. New York, NY: Momentum Press.

Jacobsen, A. M., & Smith, A. (in press). Symmetry and Ordering Symptoms in Children and Adolescents. In D. McKay, E. Storch, & J. Abramowitz (Eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan. New York, NY: Wiley.

Young, B. J., Wallace, D. P., Imig, M., Borgerding, L., Brown Jacobsen, A. M., & Whiteside, S. P. (2013). Parenting behaviors and childhood anxiety: A psychometric investigation of the EMBU-C. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22, 1138-1146.

Jacob, M. L., Morelen, D., Suveg, C., Brown Jacobsen, A. & Whiteside S. (2012). Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Factors that Differentiate Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and other Anxiety Disorders in Youth. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 25, 229-37.

Vande Voort, J. L., Svecova, J., Brown Jacobsen, A., &Whiteside, S. P. (2010). Retrospective Examination of the Similarity between Clinical Practice and Manualized Treatment for Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17, 322-328.

Whiteside, S. P. & Brown Jacobsen, A. (2010). An Uncontrolled Examination of a Five Day Intensive Treatment for Pediatric OCD. Behavior Therapy, 41, 414-422.

Whiteside, S. P., Brown, A., & Abramowitz, J. (2008). Five Day Intensive Treatment for Adolescent OCD: A Case Series. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 495-504.