Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman is a licensed psychologist (in CT and NY) and has been in private practice since 1981. In addition to a general office practice, Dr. Zimmerman specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and conflict around divorce. He also is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has trained many other clinicians in some of the conflict resolution and co-parenting training strategies he uses. Dr. Zimmerman has also co-authored three books about reducing the devastating impact of divorce on children and for 22 years was co-founder and managing partner of Connecticut Psychological Group, Beacon Behavioral Services and the P.E.A.C.E. Program (Parents Equally Allied to Co-Parent Effectively) before returning to solo practice in 2007. He also is a co-founder of The Practice Institute and has co-authored or co-edited four books related to professional practice.
Dr. Zimmerman received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mississippi (1980). He interned at the West Virginia University Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry (1979-1980). He has also worked in a mental health center and as a Chief Psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital (Hartford, CT). Dr. Zimmerman is a Fellow and past President (1993-1994) of the Connecticut Psychological Association. In 2004 he received the award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology from the Connecticut Psychological Association. Dr. Zimmerman has also been trained as a Collaborative Divorce Mental Health Professional and as a mediator. In 2009 Dr. Zimmerman received the award of ABPP (American Board of Professional Psychology) specialty board certification in Clinical Psychology. In 2010 he received the distinction of Fellow of the American Psychological Association. In 2015 Dr. Zimmerman received the honor of Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and was admitted to the Psychology Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. In 2017 he was President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29, American Psychological Association. He also serves (since January, 2017) as Editor for the Division of Independent Practice, American Psychological Association, journal Practice Innovations.