Education & Certification

Licensed In
Pennsylvania
California

Graduated From
University of Iowa (1979)

National Register Member Since
1982

Jonathan Grayson, PhD

Anxiety disorders are a widespread problem affecting nearly one in five Americans. These disorders not only impact the sufferers, but also their families, who often helplessly watch wishing there was something they could do. The goal of the practice is to help sufferers and their families to regain control of their lives.

At the core of our treatment philosophy is treating every sufferer as an individual. After an initial evaluation, therapy is customized to the needs of each individual client, utilizing the most current empirically-supported approaches and techniques available. Dr. Grayson is nationally recognized for providing cutting edge, state of the art cognitive behavioral treatments to sufferers.

The center will provide help for all anxiety disorders including; obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, simple phobias, and depression. In addition, under the direction of Cathy Grayson, M.A., the center provides specialized consulting for children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.

We are dedicated to helping those suffering from anxiety through therapy, public education, community service and research. We regularly present our work at professional scientific conferences and also to lay audiences in an effort to train and educate other clinicians and the public. Professionals interested in pursuing either Individual and Group Supervision should contact Dr. Grayson at (626) 639-3994. Because of our commitment to the community of those suffering from OCD, we offer a free support group.

Jonathan B. Grayson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY26643), director of the Grayson Center and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California where he lectures and supervises residents. Dr Grayson has been specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than 35 years and is a nationally recognized expert and author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, a self-help guide for sufferers. In 2010, the International OCD Foundation awarded Dr. Grayson the Patty Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award for his devotion and contributions to the treatment of those with OCD. In October of 2010, the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies gave his book, Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the Self Help Book of Merit Award, recognizing his book as providing sufferers with the highest level of information about the best practices treatment for OCD. Dr. Grayson has presented workshops and written numerous articles and book chapters for both professional and lay audiences, including two manual/ videotape sets made for the International OCD Foundation (The GOAL Handbook: Running a Successful Support Group for OCD and How to Recognize and Respond to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in School Age Children). His work and expertise has been featured in national media including, People Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Nightline. He serves on both the Scientific Advisory Board and the Speakers Bureau of the International OCD Foundation. In 1981, along with Gayle Frankel (the former president of the Philadelphia Affiliate of the OC Foundation), he started the first support group in the country for OCD. In 2015, helped to form and donate his time to a free GOAL support group in LA. Finally, he has the distinction of being the first and possibly the only professional to run a yearly OCD camping trip.

Learn more about me on my website: laocdtreatment.com/

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)
  • Individual Psychotherapy

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Credentials/Memberships

    • National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Fee Information/Office Policy

Upon request

Insurance Plans

Does Not Accept Insurance

Health Care Plan Participation

Upon request

Contact Information

Primary Contact

4 E Holly Street
Suite 219
PASADENA, CA 91103-4518
P: 626-639-3994 (Office)