Kristen Wappler

Kristen Wappler

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

University of Illinois Chicago

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My experience with treating OCD:

I’ve been treating people for almost 20 years now, working in outpatient services, crisis intervention, and treatment programs. I spent time with the Alexian Brothers OCD Support Group, where I met Dr. Patrick McGrath, currently the Head of Clinical Services at NOCD. I participated in training with this incredible support group and eventually went into private practice focusing on OCD cases. I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because of its proven effectiveness in treating OCD.


About Me

OCD can be debilitating, leaving a person to fend off unwanted thoughts at any time. The fear and anxiety that OCD forces a person to deal with can be incredibly disheartening, but ERP can help you get back to the life you once knew. My role is to help you progress week to week, session to session, using the tools ERP provides so you can eventually handle OCD expertly on your own. You’ll find that I always offer a positive outlook because I know you can do it. OCD is my prime interest in the field of mental health care, so I’ve spent a great deal of time learning how to guide people on their journey. I’ll create a relaxed space so you can say the things you want to say. Therapy is your time, and I will meet you where you’re at the help you succeed.

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What our members say about
Kristen Wappler


Apr 07, 2021

My therapist has taught me the tools I've needed my whole life. I'm so thankful.

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