PsychForward CBT Staff
Jonathan Schettino, Ph.D.
President & Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Schettino is a licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, OCD, major depressive disorder, and PTSD. He identifies as a scientist-practitioner and endeavors to align his therapeutic practice with the latest psychological science. In addition to CBT, he often incorporates elements of other empirically sound behavioral treatments (e.g., Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy) into his therapeutic approach in order to provide his clients with as many evidence-based tools as possible to achieve their goals. Dr. Schettino completed his psychology training at Princeton University (B.A. - 2004), Saint Elizabeths Hospital (pre-doctoral internship - 2012), UCLA (Ph.D. - 2012), and Freie Universität Berlin (post-doctoral fellowship - 2013). His professional career experience includes serving as a staff psychologist at the Towson University Counseling Center and the Johns Hopkins University Employee/Student Assistance Program. He is currently a full member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Because of Dr. Schettino’s professional experience working at several universities and medical institutions both here in the United States and abroad, he is particularly familiar with the unique therapeutic needs and challenges of college students, graduate students, expats, researchers, professors, higher education professionals, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
In addition to his work as a cognitive behavioral therapist, Dr. Schettino specializes in evidence-based psychological assessments for the workplace. He is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and currently serves as the senior workplace violence threat assessment psychologist for Johns Hopkins University and Health System.
Outside of his psychology practice, Dr. Schettino’s personal interests include traveling, spending time outdoors, playing tennis, gardening, cooking, science-fiction, history, pub trivia, rooting for the San Francisco 49ers (he’s a child of the 80’s), and staying involved in local issues affecting Baltimore.
Julia Carlson, M.A.
Ms. Julia Carlson, M.A. is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Psy.D. program at Chestnut Hill College. Ms. Carlson obtained her M.A. in psychology from the University of Denver in 2016. She joins the practice at PsychForward CBT from August 2022 to August 2023 to complete an advanced practicum in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression. Ms. Carlson’s prior professional career experience includes clinical, forensic, and neuropsychological outpatient work with an emphasis on outreach and underserved populations. For many years she worked alongside Baltimore City schools providing outpatient services to students in the school environment. Ms. Carlson has 6+ years of exposure to and training with a variety of behavioral treatment modalities in diverse settings. She is excited to be working with PsychForward CBT and further advancing her skills in the provision of evidence-based behavioral treatments during this year’s practicum experience.
In addition to her work providing individual and group therapy, Ms. Carlson also has experience in forensic and psychodiagnostic assessment.
Outside of her role as a therapist, Ms. Carlson’s interests include horseback riding, traveling, baking, spending time outdoors, and advocacy work.
PsychForward CBT is Currently Hiring for a Part-time Psychology Associate!
If you are interested in joining a small psychology practice, want to further develop your skills in cognitive-behavioral therapy, interested in treating anxiety disorders, OCD, or depression, and are provisionally licensed as an LGPC in the State of Maryland, please contact email@example.com to inquire about the open part-time (10 - 25 hours per week) position. We are also accepting applications from LCPCs, LCSW-Cs, and post-doctoral level Ph.Ds/Psy.Ds in clinical/counseling psychology who are licensed or license-eligible to practice in the State of Maryland.