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About Dr. Azerrad

Meet Dr. Azerrad

Jacob Azerrad, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating both children and adults. He has combined his initial training in psychoanalytic theory and later training in behavior therapy to achieve a highly effective short-term approach to therapy.


He interned at The Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and has been on the faculty of the University of Virginia Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. He has taught at the New England Center for Behavior Modification, Lesley College, and was on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. 

Dr. Azerrad treats a wide range of adult issues, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, marital and couple issues, intimacy issues, panic disorder, social skills, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders, and assertiveness training.

Dr. Azerrad is also experienced in child behavior issues. As author of the acclaimed book, From Difficult to Delightful in 30 Days, he has been extremely effective in helping parents regain control of unruly children, advocating more effective parenting techniques over medication to correct bad behavior.

His practice is located in Lexington, MA.


For more information about Dr. Azerrad and his practice, or to set up an interview or speaking engagement, please drop a note using the Contact form.


"I am highly recommending Dr. Azerrad, a well-known clinical psychologist in Lexington, MA. I have referred patients to him for the past 10 years. These cases are usually of the most difficult type consisting of parents having children with severe behavioral problems. He works wonders for these troubled families where others have failed to help."
—Gary L. Goldfarb, MD

"I have sent many families to Dr. Azerrad. His input has been very helpful. I saw one of these families recently. Several years ago they were having a difficult time with their now seven-year-old son. He has become a delight. I asked what factor played the biggest role in bringing about this change. Without a pause, the mother said, 'Dr. Azerrad.' I don't know of a better recommendation."
—Ron Schneebaum, MD, FAAP, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine of Carlisle, PC

"As a practicing pediatrician in the Boston area, I have had numerous occasion to need referral help in behavioral and psychological problems with children. Dr. Jacob Azerrad has been a reliable resource for children and their families with a variety of psychological problems. I have had parents and children report excellent results with Dr. Azerrad. His very practical approach has been very reassuring and successful with many families I have sent to him."
—Charles S. Brown, MD, Newton Wellesley Pediatrics 

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