Bryn Jessup, PhD is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz where he earned a BA in Psychology. He proceeded to earn both a Masters and then PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1984. His Post-doctoral Fellowship was at The University of Michigan Children’s Hospital where he launched an enduring interest in child development, trauma and the impact on families. From 1986-1996, Dr Jessup was a Staff Psychologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago where he provided inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults; family therapy; diagnostic testing and evaluation; supervision and teaching for the APA-approved (clinical psychology) internship program and child psychiatry residency program. He began to specialize in high-risk families, including sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, and foster care.
Dr. Jessup joined The Phoenix Institute in 1996 and later became the Director of its Northfield Office of The Phoenix Institute, a highly respected center specializing in working with individuals and families suffering the aftermath of trauma, abuse and neglect. In addition to providing outpatient adult, child, marital and family therapy, diagnostic testing and forensic assessment, he was responsible for clinical supervision of the multidisciplinary group practice providing specialized clinical services in the areas of traumatic stress, loss, and problems of emotional and sexual intimacy.
Dr. Jessup has been an Instructor in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.