Psychologist, Author, Professional Speaker, Consultant, and
Recipient of The Daily Record’s 2013 Leading Women Award
Dr. Alison Bomba is a licensed psychologist who has been treating children, adolescents, and young adults in private practice since 2007. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bomba provides results-oriented, compassionate care and uses ethical, evidence-based practices to effectively treat various psychiatric disorders. She works closely with schools, pediatricians, and other health professionals to provide comprehensive treatment and is also available to conduct classroom observations and attend school meetings as needed to assist parents in advocating for their children’s educational needs. Dr. Bomba's areas of specialty include grief and loss therapy and the cognitive behavioral treatment of trauma, anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In 2015, she relocated her private practice from Ellicott City, MD to Frederick, MD.
Having lived in Frederick County for many years, Dr. Bomba strives to identify the ever-changing needs of the community. Therefore, in addition to providing direct therapeutic services, she frequently gives informational talks to community groups, parent associations, schools, and religious organizations. Dr. Bomba is frequently interviewed as a professional consultant by writers for local magazines and newspapers and has presented several continuing education workshops for other mental health professionals. She also contributed two book chapters in highly esteemed psychologist and author, Dr. Robert Neimeyer’s books, Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved and Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention. Lastly, Dr. Bomba had the privilege of working closely with psychologist and Fellow in Thanatology, Shep Jeffreys, Ed.D., F.T. for many years to further enhance her knowledge and skills related to working with grieving children and families.
Dr. Bomba is an ambassador of the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Frederick County, currently serving on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Frederick County Interagency Early Childhood Committee (IECC) and the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA).
In September 2013, Dr. Bomba was a recipient of The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award. This award recognizes Maryland women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made in their careers. Women are judged on professional experience, community involvement, and a commitment to inspiring change.