Jon Hershfield, MFT

Director, The Center for OCD and Anxiety


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Jon Hershfield, MFT, is the director of The Center for OCD and Anxiety, Sheppard Pratt’s private pay, outpatient treatment center for individuals with obsessive-compulsive and anxiety-related disorders and director of the OCD Program at The Retreat, where Sheppard Pratt offers residential treatment for those who can benefit from a higher level of care. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is a Maryland Approved Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Jon is also a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and on the faculty of the foundation’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute.

Jon founded The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore in 2015; the practice joined Sheppard Pratt in 2020. Prior to founding The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore, Jon served as the Associate Director of the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and was a psychotherapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. He is the author of six books on the treatment of OCD using mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy, is a regularly featured speaker at mental health conferences and webinars, and is the curator and moderator of Sheppard Pratt’s OCD and Anxiety Lecture Series.