Jenna Sheftel, PsyD

About me

At the National Anxiety Institute, Ltd we specialize in treating Anxiety Disorders & OCD via telehealth with the gold standard in evidence based intervention. This means we use treatment strategies that have been shown to be effective through rigorous research. You will work with a doctor who is trained and experienced in providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We are committed to integrating the science of evidence-based models with the wisdom of person-focused care.

We provide therapy via telehealth to individuals across the nation, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia.

Training & experience

We treat anxiety and related conditions using the following empirically supported methods:


Empirically supported method(s)


Social Anxiety


Separation Anxiety

School Refusal



Health/Illness Anxiety

Abramowitz & Braddock’s CBT Based Model

Panic & Agoraphobia

Interoceptive Exposure (IE)


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)


Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Tourette Syndrome


BFRS (hairpulling & skin picking)

Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT)


Steketee & Frost’s CBT-based treatment model for hoarding

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Dugas, Robichaud & Koerner’s CBT for GAD

Seif & Winston’s ACT for GAD

Co-Morbid Depression

Behavioral Activation (BA)

At NAI, you can be assured that the treatment will be evidence-based.

Obsessions treated

  • Contamination
  • Checking
  • Somatic
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Existentialism
  • Paedophilia
  • False Memory
  • Magical Thinking
  • Symmetry
  • Religious
  • Harm
  • Maternal/Perinatal
  • Suicide
  • Health Anxiety
  • Other

Qualifications & accreditation


Initial Assessment Appointment: $250 Subsequent Appointments: $225

Work address

1916 Noyes Street,Evanston,IL,60201

1916 Noyes Street,Evanston,IL,60201

Types of session
  • Online/Phone
Phone number
Clients you treat
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • English
Work hours

Wednesdays: 10am - 6pm CST
Thursdays: 10am - 6pm CST
Fridays: 10am - 6pm CST

Therapy approaches
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Exposure & Response Prevention