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Shreya Hessler, Psy.D. - founder and director of The MINDset CenterAbout Shreya Hessler, Psy.D.

Dr. Hessler is the founder and director of The MINDset Center. She has been in private practice for over a decade. She specializes in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, depression, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Hessler is trained in cognitive-behavioral and applied behavioral therapy for the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a comprehensive approach in working with clients. After a thorough diagnostic interview, clients collaborate with Dr. Hessler to create a treatment plan that target specific symptoms.

In addition to her therapy practice, Dr. Hessler has been an affiliate member of the faculties at Towson University and Loyola University in Maryland and has taught psychology courses both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In recent years, she has worked with youth athletes and consulted with sports programs to create healthy environments for athletic development. She now works with athletes and staff at Towson University’s Sports Medicine Department, promoting mental health wellness for students. Dr. Hessler frequently presents locally and around the country on topics regarding anxiety and behavior management. Dr. Hessler also volunteers her time as a member of the Local Management Board of Harford County and Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University in Maryland. She is currently the President of the Maryland Psychological Association.

After serving the community in individual practice, Dr. Hessler launched The MINDset Center to help clients receive more integrated care when needed. In addition to individual and group therapy, The MINDset Center is proud to offer specialized services for those with identified learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. Where appropriate, MINDset providers can collaborate together to provide an optimal treatment plan with services in a central location.

Areas of interest include: 

  • Anxiety Disorders (i.e. OCD, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Executive Functioning and Organizational Problems
  • Sports Psychology


Licensed Psychologist, State of Maryland, September, 2005

License #04129

Predoctoral Internship and Fellowship (2003-2005)
Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2003
Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland


M.S., Clinical Psychology, 2000

Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland

M.A., Human Development, Child Development track, 1998

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
B.A., Psychology, 1996

Certificate (28 credits), Women’s Studies, 1996
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • American Psychological  Association
  • Maryland Psychological Association
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
  • International Dyslexia Association