Online Test for Skin Picking

How Severe is Your Picking Disorder? Find Out With This Free Online Test

Take the test
Marni Jacob

Marni L. Jacob, Ph.D.


Marni Jacob


1200 N. Federal Highway

Suite 200

Boca Raton, FL 33432

Credentials and Degrees

Licensed Psychologist (PY8964)

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia

M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia

B.S. in Psychology, University of Florida

Therapy methods

I conduct Habit Reversal Training (HRT) to treat skinpicking, tic disorders, and trichotillomania. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders.


Dr. Jacob specializes in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders (e.g., Skin-Picking, Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder). She has significant experience with children and adults. Dr. Jacob completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida. After college, she worked as a clinical research assistant in the UF OCD Program and Department of Psychiatry, where she conducted treatment-based psychiatric assessments for children and adults with OCD or related disorders. Dr. Jacob then went on to receive her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Georgia, where she specialized in working with youth and adults with anxiety disorders. She then completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center, Child/Pediatric Track, where she again worked with children and adults in the UF OCD Program, primarily conducting weekly and intensive treatment for OCD and related disorders. Dr. Jacob then completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, which specializes in the research and treatment of OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. At the Rothman Center, Dr. Jacob provided weekly and intensive treatment for a variety of youth and adults with OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. Dr. Jacob has published over 35 journal articles, written several book chapters, and engaged in numerous presentations on OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. She has also served as a reviewer for a variety of psychology and psychiatry journals. Dr. Jacob now works in private practice in Boca Raton, FL.

Contact info

Phone: (561) 325-5115



Start your journey with SkinPick

Take control of your life and find freedom from skin picking through professional therapy and evidence-based behavioral techniques.

Start Now