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Mark A. Sykes, PhD


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Mark A. Sykes, PhD takes a compassionate, collaborative, goal-oriented approach to therapy. He personalizes treatment, tailoring it to each client’s unique needs and strengths. His approach incorporates cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapy and motivational enhancement therapy. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive behavior, trauma, and substance abuse.

Professional Focus

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • OCD
  • Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders
  • Health anxiety
  • Health disorders

Modality & Approach

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Personal Interests

  • Fitness, martial arts, hiking, and camping
  • Psychophysiology – the bridging of how what we think and do relates to the brain and nervous system (Yes! That’s an actual interest. I am a real-life psychology nerd.)

Education & Experience

  • BA Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ph.D. University at Albany
  • Fellowship Center for Anxiety Disorders and OCD

To contact Mark Sykes, please email newpatient@medpsychnj.com.