The Members of OCDNJ’s Board of Directors are dedicated to outreach, education, and advocacy in voluntary service to those living with OCD and related disorders across the state of New Jersey.
Marla Deibler, Psy.D.- President
Marla W. Deibler, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia (CEH), a multi-site, behavioral healthcare center specializing in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders, with office locations in Cherry Hill and Princeton, New Jersey. CEH also provides telehealth services across the US under the authority of The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).Dr. Deibler holds a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in health/neuropsychology and a postdoctoral master of science degree in clinical psychopharmacology. Her interest in OCD and related disorders began during her graduate training, with formative OCD experiences including both scientific research as a three-year Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), LCS OCD Unit and clinical intervention at the renowned Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington in the late 1990s.
Dr. Deibler is a nationally recognized expert in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Dr. Deibler serves as Faculty of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Deibler also serves as on the Board of Directors of OCD NJ, the NJ affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, Consultant at the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Visiting Clinical Supervisor at the Rutgers University Psychological Services Clinic, and member of the Executive Council for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences OCD Special Interest Group.
Dr. Deibler holds a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in health/neuropsychology and a postdoctoral master of science degree in clinical psychopharmacology. Her interest in OCD and related disorders began during her graduate training, with formative experiences in both scientific research as a three-year Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as well as clinical intervention at the Children’s National Medical Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, and Temple University Hospital.
Dr. Deibler is a frequent media contributor, providing interviews to outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Associated Press, and has appeared on regional and national television media, including The Dr. Oz Show, Hoarders, and Today with Megyn Kelly.
To learn more about Dr. Deibler and CEH, visit thecenterforemotionalhealth.com
Jordan Levy, Ph.D.- Vice President
Dr. Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Livingston, New Jersey. He is also licensed in New York and is able to provide telehealth services across many states. Dr. Levy is the Co-Director and Founder of North Jersey Psychology Associates which is a private practice that specializes in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders. He works primarily with adults, adolescents and children living with anxiety and OCD, including the Purely-Obsessional subtype.
Dr. Levy received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University. He has previously established an innovative online OCD support group as well as a comprehensive intensive treatment program for individuals suffering with OCD. You can find more information about his practice at www.drjordanlevy.com
Allen H. Weg. Ed.D. – Immediate Past President
Dr. Allen Weg is a New Jersey licensed psychologist. He is a co-founder of OCD New Jersey and is a member on the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation.
Dr. Weg’s independent practice, Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC, was founded in 1998, and presently has office suites located in East Brunswick and Florham Park. He and his associates specialize in the cognitive behavioral treatment and other evidence based treatments for anxiety related disorders in children, adolescents and adults. They offer individual and group therapy, as well as telehealth services. More than 80% of the clients seen have a primary diagnosis of OCD.
In addition, Dr. Weg is author and presenter of “OCD Tips,” a series of short video clips reviewing strategies for improving one’s Exposure and Response treatment program for OCD, which is on his practice’s Youtube channel. He has been a field clinical supervisor for the graduate students at the Graduate of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University since 1991. He has contributed a book chapter entitled, Storytelling and Use of Metaphor in the Treatment of OCD in the Social Workers’ Desk Reference, second edition, in response to a specific request by the editor-in-chief. His own book, OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A Strategy for Successful Therapy, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. He also contributed a chapter entitled, OCD in the Educational Setting in the text, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, edited by Christopher Pittenger, MD, and published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
You can find out more about Dr. Weg by going to his website at StressAndAnxiety.com.
Rachel Strohl, Psy.D. – Secretary
Dr. Rachel Strohl is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and PsyPact telepsychology provider. She is a Senior Psychologist at Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, specializing in cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Strohl is a Clinical Supervisor to post doctorates at SAS of NJ and provides clinical consultation to other licensed psychologists. She also specializes in Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, such as compulsive hair pulling and skin picking.
Dr. Strohl is Secretary on the Board of OCD NJ, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. She has been certified by the TLC Foundation for BFRBs, as well as the Behavior Therapy Training Institute of the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Strohl has been certified as a telehealth provider by the Telebehavioral Health Institute. She received her doctorate degree from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), and her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Strohl has been interviewed on numerous media outlets, including radio New Jersey 101.5 and affiliate stations, SiriusXM 110 Doctor Radio and Mental Health Radio, TV Channel 12 New Jersey, and multiple publications. She has presented interactive webinars for both national and global companies.
To learn more about Dr. Strohl, visit http://stressandanxiety.com
Robert Zambrano, Psy.D. – Treasurer
Dr. Zambrano is the Clinical Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of NJ in East Brunswick. He received his Masters of Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).
Dr. Zambrano has been certified by the Trichotillomania Learning Center in the Treatment of Trichotillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors (i.e. skin picking, nail biting, etc.). He is also certified by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (the training arm of the International OCD Foundation). In addition he is certified by the CPT Training Institute in the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Zambrano is a telehealth provider licensed in NJ, NY and across the US under the authority of The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).
Dr. Zambrano works with clients of all ages who have OCD and other anxiety disorders and is proud to volunteer his time with OCDNJ. You can find out more about Dr. Zambrano at StressAndAnxiety.com
Nicole Torella – Board Member
Nicole Torella, who goes by, “Nikki,” reports; “I became interested in OCD, I was officially diagnosed with OCD. I joined the affiliate so I could continually learn more about OCD and began to volunteer as the newsletter editor.”
Since then, Nikki has expanded her role at OCDNJ, and is a major force behind the scenes for most aspects of our major annual events.
Nikki works full-time at a county college in central NJ in their Communications Center. She communicates with the public and the College’s students daily, helping to answer their questions about being a college student. In her experience at work, she focuses on written and oral communication and has extensive experience in event planning.. She reports, “I thought it would be fun to volunteer my time and skills to help out OCDNJ.”
Lisa Giuffre, M.S., CF-SLP
Lisa is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and mental health advocate. She is a young adult with OCD, anxiety, and trichotillomania. Lisa is the founder of Letters from Lisa (www.lettersfromlisa.org), which mails free, handwritten letters of encouragement to people who are struggling worldwide. She is also the treasurer of the OCD non-profit Not Alone Notes (www.notalonenotes.org).
Lisa loves sharing her OCD journey and advocating to reduce the stigma surrounding OCD. She has lead several presentations and activities at both the virtual and in person IOCDF conferences. Lisa also started a local North Jersey in-person peer support group for young adults with OCD. She currently runs the social media accounts for OCD NJ.
When she isn’t working or advocating, Lisa can be found reading, crafting, or spending time with family.