Marla W. Deibler, Psy.D., MSCP is a former writer for Verywell Mind covering OCD. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and nationally-recognized expert in anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive and related disorders, including OCD, trichotillomania, excoriation (skin picking) disorder, and hoarding disorder.
Dr. Deibler is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, an outpatient facility with locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, NJ, specialized in providing evaluation and evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapies for these and other difficulties.
Dr. Deibler currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) as well as the Faculty of TLC's Professional Training Institute. She also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of OCD-NJ, the New Jersey affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
Dr. Deibler has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, A&E’s “Hoarders”, TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive”, CBS News, ABC News, FOX News, It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle, and CBS’s “Swift Justice with Nancy Grace”. She has been quoted by media outlets, including NBC's Life Ed with Maria Shriver, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Huffington Post, and Men's Health Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, and Parents, among others.
Dr. Deibler is dedicated to outreach, frequently providing clinical training workshops and clinical consultations to local and national organizations.
Dr. Deibler holds a Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Health/Neuropsychology from the American School of Professional Psychology/Virginia and holds a license to practice psychology in New Jersey (Lic. no. 35S100438000). She also holds a Post-Doctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also a graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, the country’s foremost OCD and related disorders training program sponsored by the IOCDF, held at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Deibler gained her formative experiences at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Laboratory of Clinical Science - Adult OCD Unit, Children’s National Medical Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. She gained specialized behavior therapy experience in the treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders at the nationally-recognized Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington. Dr. Deibler served as a clinician at the National Center for Phobias, Anxiety, and Depression and on the clinical faculty at Temple University Schools of Medicine and Allied Health as well as Temple University Children’s Medical Center.
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