Jessica Fitts, PhD
Dr. Jessica Fitts is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Baker Center within the Center for Child Therapy and the Quality Care Initiative. Dr. Fitts graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Psychology and Biology. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Fitts completed her doctoral internship at the University of Illinois Chicago.
Dr. Fitts enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families, and has significant clinical experience treating a variety of mental health challenges. She has worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults in a variety of settings. Dr. Fitts has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
As part of The Baker Center's Quality Care Initiative, Dr. Fitts provides consultation and implementation support in MATCH-ADTC to community mental health agencies.
Dr. Fitts’ program of research has focused on the challenge of enabling access to empirically-based and contextually adapted mental health interventions for underserved populations. In her dissertation, she developed and piloted a series of Mental Health Sensitization Workshops with healthcare providers and community health workers in Sierra Leone.