Jacob Lebar was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He has a BS in Human Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law. He returned to Houston after fourteen years in Austin in order to attend the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Houston. His graduate clinical work has focused on cognitive behavioral therapy, and his clinical experience includes adults with anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, and prior trauma. Additionally, he has worked assessing children as young as six for learning and developmental disability. He currently works as a graduate fellow at University of Houston’s Psychology and Research Services Center, assisting the Clinical Director in day to day management of the community clinic. In his free time he enjoys photography, international cooking, and science fiction.
The Houston OCD Program was of great benefit to me in that I was able to take large strides in reclaiming part of my life that before was lost due to OCD. I had suffered with severe OCD for over a year with contamination fears and rituals taking a large part of my time. Through seven weeks of hard work and with the leadership of expert staff who make up The Houston OCD Program, I was able to make drastic improvement in the severity of my OCD symptoms. There is still some work to do but I am very capable now, using the tools that I learned from the program, to get my life back and make it even better. I appreciate the entire staff at the Houston OCD Program for helping me through a difficult illness, so to them I say thanks.