Dr. Jess Diller Kovler, an award-winning psychologist and educator, serves as Director of Clinical Training at The Pond, where she oversees curriculum and clinical supervision of clinical externs.


She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive therapy at Weill-Cornell/the New York Presbyterian Hospital and trained at Bellevue Hospital, the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Behavioral Health Center, and Lincoln Hospital/New York City Health & Hospitals.


A scholar-practitioner, Dr. Kovler specializes in the implementation of evidence-based, cognitive approaches to mental health care, with expertise in medically-based trauma, hormonal disorders, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Dr. Kovler also performs and supervises forensic and neuropsychological assessment services.


Named a 2021 Distinguished Fellow of the New York State Psychological Association for her commitment to the service of psychology, Dr. Kovler chairs the NYSPA Disaster Relief Network, coordinating pro-bono trauma-informed care for New Yorkers impacted by Covid-19. She is also a member of the adjunct forensic psychology faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Kovler has been published in The New York Times, Forbes, and Reader's Digest.

Jessica Diller Kovler

Director of Clinical Training
Licensed Clinical Psychologist