Dr. Amy Jenks, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Amy Jenks, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Amy Jenks, Licensed Psychologist

Pediatric and Adult OCD and Anxiety Specialist


Dr. Jenks provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and ACT for OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders in children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/ACT and aims to provide the highest quality treatment available. Treatment with Dr. Jenks is individualized, collaborative, and based on the latest scientific research on OCD and Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Jenks is known for her warmth, creativity (and fun!) and dedication to her client’s and their family’s.  Given that so few individuals with OCD and anxiety receive effective treatment, Dr. Jenks is committed to teaching and inspiring others how to effectively treat OCD.

Dr. Jenks is also a dedicated OCD Advocate and works towards reducing stigma and isolation in people with OCD. Dr. Jenks is active on social media and spreads the message that OCD is common and treatable. Dr. Jenks believes in empowering kids, teens and adults so they can take their lives back and live a full, meaningful life.

Background and Training

Dr. Jenks received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Portland, Oregon in 2010. Dr. Jenks completed her internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the San Diego VA Medical Center and the Veterans Medical Research Foundation.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder / OCD

Dr. Jenks is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) for children and adults.  She attended her first BTTI in 2011 at UNC Chapel Hill in North Carolina. She attended the first ever Pediatric BTTI held at Roger’s Hospital in September of 2013 and the Advanced BTTI in 2015.   Dr. Jenks has been specializing in OCD and Anxiety Disorder for over 10 years and has treated hundreds of children, teens and adults with mild to severe OCD and anxiety.

Dr. Jenks has experience working with a wide variety of obsessions and compulsions. She has worked with individuals with obsessions related to contamination, mental contamination, aggression, checking, fears of losing control, harm/violence, perfectionism, symmetry, sensorimotor obsessions, perinatal OCD, relationships, primarily obsessional OCD (“Pure O”), sexual orientation OCD, and unwanted sexual thoughts. Dr. Jenks also works with clients who fear vomiting (Emetophobia). Dr. Jenks uses Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy which is recognized as first-line treatment for OCD. She also incorporates strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into treatment which emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance, and values.

Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Jenks has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, GAD, and Specific Phobia in children, teens and adults. Dr. Jenks uses Exposure Therapy (a component of CBT) to help clients face their fears. Through Telehealth Dr. Jenks is able to work with people in the exact place where they experience fear and anxiety. For example, if someone experiences fear of riding in elevators Dr. Jenks can do a Zoom session in an elevator.

Dr. Amy Jenks

License PSY24451