Dr. Jessica Borushok completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University with a specialization in Health Psychology. During her pre-doctoral internship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System she worked within Weight Control, Pain, Diabetes, Behavioral Medicine, and Primary Care clinics. Dr. Borushok received additional training in diverse settings, including Toledo VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (outpatient mental health services), Elmwood Hospital (inpatient mental health, behavioral medicine, and rehabilitation services), Psychological Services Center (outpatient mental health services), and Sandusky County Board for Developmental Disabilities (workplace program for adults with developmental disabilities). Evidence-based treatments are important to Jessica and therefore she has been extensively involved in research in various research labs: Healthy Living Research Group, Weight Stigma Research Group, and Occupational Health Psychology Research Group.
At B&C Health, Dr. Borushok provides assessment and therapy for adults with a variety of emotional and physical health concerns, including: health behaviour change, chronic health concerns, binge eating disorder, chronic pain, stress-related conditions, depression, and anxiety. She is a specialist and trainer in a modern form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that focuses on acceptance and mindfulness processes called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Dr. Borushok has co-authored eight peer-reviewed publications as well as co-authored an introductory Acceptance and Commitment Therapy book for clinicians, The ACT Approach (2017), and a card deck for clinicians and clients, The ACT Deck (2017). Dr. Borushok’s distinctions include Bowling Green State University Dissertation Fellowship (2015-2016), and a National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) pilot grant for a randomized control trial seeking to improve physical activity among sedentary workers. She also received the Award for People’s Choice Podium Presentation for presenting her grant-funded research at the NIOSH Pilot Research Project Symposium