Anjali Jain, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Jain serves as a postdoctoral clinical fellow at the Lindner Center of HOPE. She has expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for transdiagnostic mental health disorders. She has also received specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD and anxiety disorders. She serves as an individual and group therapist for patients with co-occurring mood, substance, and personality disorders on the two residential units, Sibcy House and Williams House. She also serves as a therapist for patients with OCD and provides specialized Substance Use and OCD consultations on the two residential units.

At present, Dr. Jain provides group therapy (RO-DBT) which targets a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive inhibitory control or overcontrol. While caring for the needs of multi-diagnostic patients, she specializes in care for those with borderline personality disorder, substance misuse, OCD, and treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders. She completed her APA accredited predoctoral internship at the Columbus VA, where she gained extensive training and experience in the assessment and treatment of substance use, trauma, and treatment resistant anxiety and depression. Dr. Jain earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Miami University. As a member of the Culture, Affect, and Relationships Lab, her area of research had two central aims: to understand the cultural shaping of psychopathology, and to apply this understanding to improve clinical evaluation and intervention.

In her clinical work, Dr. Jain primarily uses acceptance and mindfulness-based frameworks to understand how patients’ environments (e.g., societal and interpersonal influences and socialization), intersectional identities, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors interact. Dr. Jain regularly attends to the therapeutic relationship, multicultural issues within the therapeutic relationship as well as in the patient’s life, and appropriate application of evidence-based treatment. She practices an open, affirmative, and collaborative approach to encourage self-discovery and fulfilling action.

Dr. Jain has published several scientific papers on the acceptance and utility of Western psychotherapies (e.g., CBT, DBT) in the context of local culture, knowledge, and understanding of the settings (i.e., international, virtual) in which they are implemented. Overall, her research is aimed at increasing the efficacy of clinician preparation for a more multicultural and diverse society. She strives to contribute to research aimed at enhancing the delivery of transdiagnostic interventions as well as leveraging technology to provide interventions to underserved communities. To that end, she is interested in understanding how to optimally integrate empirically supported technology-based intervention programs into systems of care.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Multicultural and Identity Challenges
  • Mood Disorders
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • 2010-2014 B.S. Family Science and Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 2014-2015 M.P.S. Clinical Psychological Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 2016-2018 M.S. Clinical Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • 2018-2022 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2021-2022 APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship, Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, OH
  • 2022-Present Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lindner Center of Hope/UC Health, Mason OH