Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D.
Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D, is an international speaker and clinical psychologist who has specialized in cognitive-behavioral and integrative treatment of anxiety disorders for over 20 years. Before opening a private practice, she served as the associate director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State under the direction of the leading expert in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) T.D. Borkovec. Weekly brainstorming sessions with Dr. Borkovec and Dr. Lytle led to the development of numerous innovative techniques based on evidence-based approaches that effectively treat anxiety disorders and related problems such as insomnia, irritability and fatigue.
Dr. Abel, a scientist-practitioner, has many articles published in professional journals on the topic of anxiety and she wrote a pamphlet about GAD for ABCT. She has been quoted by several popular magazines (e.g., Health, Prevention, Glamour) for her expertise in worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dr. Abel presents speaking engagements to the public (e.g., Working Women’s Survival Show), as well as to professionals (e.g. Australian Psychological Society; Anxiety Disorders Association of America). She has appeared on “Great Day” KMOV TV (CBS Affiliate) to discuss anxiety and phobias. Her first book Active Relaxation received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and anxious readers alike. Her second book, Treatment Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic, received praise from top experts in anxiety management.
Financial: Jennifer Abel is in private practice. She receives compensation as a self-published author. Jennifer Abel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jennifer Abel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.