Usmani, Aisha, PhD

Assistant in Psychology
Director, Adult CBT Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Aisha Usmani, Ph.D., is the Director of the Adult Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program and staff psychologist at the OCD and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School. Dr. Usmani specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD and OCD spectrum disorders, tic disorders, body focused repetitive behaviors, including trichotillomania and skin picking, and other related disorders. Dr. Usmani also holds a faculty appointment as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Her research experiences include management of research programs and providing assessment and protocol-based treatment for studies, including an RO1 grant. 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 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University, where she focused on cognitive-behavioral treatments.