Dr. Jessica Hirsh Weiss is now the co-director of

Grand Central Psychology. 

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Dr. Weiss is a licensed clinical psychologist (NYS license # 016878) practicing in Midtown Manhattan, NYC. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at McGill University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at St. John's University.  She has previously worked in a number of private practice and hospital settings, including the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Beth Israel Medical Center, and Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. As a senior staff clinician at the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, she was a clinical supervisor of doctoral and masters students from Columbia University, the Ferkauf Graduate School at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Pace University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has presented at several conferences on the topics of obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. In addition, she has served as a faculty member at Hunter College, where she taught Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology to undergraduate and graduate students. 


Therapy sessions are typically 45 minutes and take place on a weekly basis.


Dr. Weiss provides individual, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy to adults with a wide range of mental health issues:

  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem
  • Career-related issues


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured, directive, and cost-effective approach to psychotherapy that ultimately aims to provide individuals with symptom relief. It is relatively short-term, as the focus is primarily on the "here and now" of the individual's experience. The basic tenet of CBT is that our emotions, behaviors, and thoughts all interact with one another. That is, how we feel and act is often influenced by our cognitions. Therefore, CBT aims to help the individual identify and restructure his or her perceptions, in order to bring about positive emotional and behavioral outcomes. It also provides individuals with tools to modify unwanted behaviors and to manage excessive stress and anxiety. These include exposure exercises as well as relaxation training. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on scientific principles, and research has shown it to be extremely effective for a wide range of psychological difficulties. 


For more information, check out these links:


American Psychological Association 

National Institute of Mental Health 

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Foundation

Article in New York Times

Article in Forbes