Doctor Profile

Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., A.B.B.P., A.B.P.P.

Executive Director

Dr. Fugen Neziroglu is a board certified behavior and cognitive psychologist, and leading researcher on anxiety disorders. She is the co-founder and director of the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck NY, where she provides direct clinical services, supervises all clinical staff, sponsors many doctoral dissertations, and conducts research. Dr. Neziroglu is Adjunct Full Professor at Hofstra University, Department of Psychology and The Hofstra School of Medicine. Dr. Neziroglu has presented and published over 150 papers in scientific journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Behaviour Research and Therapy, and the Journal of Anxiety Disorders. Additionally, she is the author and co-author of fifteen books on obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, including, most recently Children of Hoarders, Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding and Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Her books have been translated into several different languages, including German, Italian, Spanish and even Korean. Dr. Neziroglu has appeared numerous times on the TLC television series Hoarders,CNN, the Today Show, and Good Morning America. She received her Ph.D. in clinical, school-community psychology from Hofstra University and completed her post-graduate work in behavior and cognitive therapy at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy from the American Board of Behavioral Psychology (ABBP) and in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She is a Fellow of ABBP’s Academy. She is also intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and co-leads weekly Skills Groups. Dr. Neziroglu is a member of many national and international societies and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF) and President of OCDNY. Last year she received the IOCDF’s Lifetime Achievement Award along with Dr. Yaryura-Tobias (posthumously).