Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C

Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C

Director
(443) 470-9815 Ext. 2

Shmuel Fischler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and board-approved clinical supervisor in Maryland. He is certified in cognitive therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. A graduate of Touro University in NYC, Shmuel has extensive experience working with adolescents and families in an outpatient setting while interning and working for Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. For several years he worked in multiple school settings with students from 5th grade through high school and developed close collaboration with school staff and administration.

Shmuel received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute.  His Exposure and Response Prevention training for OCD comes by way of the renowned Edna Foa of the University of Pennsylvania and for pediatrics, the  BTTI Institute of the International OCD Foundation. He has also training in TF-CBT (Trauma-focused CBT) He continues to pursue educational and training opportunities every chance he gets.

In addition to directing CBT Baltimore, Shmuel is very familiar working with trauma being the Director of Outreach and Advocacy for CHANA, a community organization working with survivors of all forms of abuse including DV, sexual abuse, and elder abuse.

While having worked with individuals coping with Trauma, Depression, and Substance Abuse, his particular focus and expertise have been with Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum disorders. Shmuel has a particular interest in scrupulosity, OCD presenting with religious themes.
Shmuel is a professional member of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF).

Shmuel takes pride in steering the ship of CBT Baltimore and is proud of the team that creates an accessible, warm and welcoming practice built on evidenced-based treatments. We look forward to connecting with you!

My Therapy Style

Please watch this short video to see our clinic director discuss his approach to psychotherapy.