PROVIDERS

 
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Alice Zafiris, Psy.D.
Clinical Director

Licensed Clinical PsychologistL

Dr. Zafiris provides evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults addressing a wide range of issues related to psychological health and well-being. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors.  Dr. Zafiris has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by Behavioral Tech/Linehan Institute and is a graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) through the International OCD Foundation where she obtained intensive training and certification in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).  

 

In her clinical work, Dr. Zafiris utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach which is primarily grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and guided by empirically supported interventions. She takes pride in her ability to personalize treatment to best meet each individual’s unique needs and values a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each client.  Balancing acceptance based approaches with solution-focused strategies, Dr. Zafiris strives to create a warm and supportive environment from which to provide relief from clients’ suffering, as well as to foster personal growth and increase one’s sense of satisfaction and experience of happiness in life. ​

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

International OCD Foundation

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Arianna Delerme, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Delerme provides evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults addressing a variety of presenting concerns impacting psychological health and well-being.   Dr. Delerme completed an APA-accredited internship at Citrus Health Network in Florida. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology and her Psy.D. from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

 

Dr. Delerme has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families presenting with a broad range of presenting concerns.  Her therapeutic style aims to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for all her clients. She takes integrative and collaborative approaches to mental health, primarily grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and principles. Dr. Delerme's interest in mental health is rooted in a holistic approach to therapy. She aims to see individuals as a whole person and address their concerns using personalized approaches tailored to each individual. Her goal is to provide interventions that help improve client outcomes and enhance their sense of satisfaction in life.  Dr. Delerme hopes to address each individual as a whole person and help them evoke the change needed to move in a positive direction. 

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Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Society for Health Psychology

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Daija Jackson, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Extern

Daija Jackson is a third year clinical psychology doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C.  She recently obtained her Masters degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Daija's clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment and treatment, health psychology, and military psychology. She most recently completed a year-long clinical practicum focused on administering neuropsychological assessments to adults and older adult patients presenting with neurological conditions. As a new extern at Peak Wellness Group, Daija is excited to provide evidence-based treatments to a diverse clientele with hopes of fostering an inclusive and supportive therapeutic environment while also equipping them with effective therapeutic tools to use in their personal life.

 

Daija recently commissioned into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant officer by way of the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and is looking forward to serving as an Army clinical psychologist to our nation's service members in the future. 

 

Daija works primarily with adolescents and adults and provides individual and group therapy services. She will receive her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2024. ​

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA), Student Affiliate

Society for Health Psychology, Student Member
Society for Military Psychology, Student Member

D.C. Psychological Association, Student Member 

Trauma Psychology (Division 56), APA, Student Member
American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Student Member

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Yaphet Fisseha, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Extern

Yaphet Fisseha is a third year clinical psychology doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C.  Yaphet earned his Masters degree in clinical psychology in 2020. His clinical interests include providing psychological assessment and treatment for issues related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Most recently, Yaphet completed a year-long clinical training externship at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.  where he provided neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. 

 

With a foundation in cognitive behavioral theory, Yaphet will be providing evidence-based interventions to a broad range of clients. He believes in using an integrated therapeutic approach to therapy in order to best fit the individual client. Yaphet has a particular area of clinical interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and utilizes this approach in his clinical work to help clients learn necessary tools to overcome obstacles which may be preventing them from fully enjoying their life. His clinical approach strives to challenge clients to examine their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and recognize what impact they may be having on daily functioning, relationships, and achievement of goals.

Yaphet works with children, adolescents and adults and provides individual and group therapy services. He will receive her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2024. ​

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA), Student Affiliate

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