Kathleen M. Rupertus, PsyD

Kathleen M. Rupertus, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder/Clinical Director of The Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center, LLC, a private practice established in 2005. Dr. Rupertus received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a program recognized for its training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She has specialized in cognitive and behavioral treatments of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults since 1994. She is a professional member of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), The Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC), The American Psychological Association (APA), and The Delaware Psychological Association (DPA). She has written many articles and is co-author of the book Loving Someone with OCD (New Harbinger, 2005).

Dr. Rupertus is dedicated to helping individuals who are living with an anxiety disorder, not only through the provision of therapy, but also through community education and service. She presents regularly to professionals at several national scientific conferences. Within the community, she delivers educational presentations to area physicians and pediatricians' offices, and public and private school settings. Dr. Rupertus has also appeared on several television and radio programs discussing topics related to anxiety and its treatment.

Dr. Rupertus is a fee-for-service provider and does not formally participate as a provider for insurance companies/provider panels. 

Medical Anchor Kearni Warren talks to Kathleen M. Rupertus, Psy.D. from The Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Rupertus explains the symptoms of OCD and the approaches to treatment, as well as the many types of anxiety patients face that can be successfully treated in the clinical setting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAXR6jO3H1E

Chris Leins, MA, NCC, LPCMH

Chris Leins earned his Master's Degree from Eastern University with training in psychodynamic theory and Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) specialist, and has extensive experience working with all symptom-dimensions and subtypes of OCD. He has presented research at annual conferences for both the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the International OCD Foundation(IOCDF) on the topic of effectively treating OCD. Chris enjoys working with adolescents and adults.

He also has an extensive background in treatment post-traumatic stress disorder, and has received training in both Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure. Having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007-2008), walking with hurting people toward healing from psychological trauma is both a central element of Chris’ skill-set, and a high priority to him, personally.

Chris’ therapeutic approach is both collaborative and evidence-based. He works to create an interpersonal atmosphere of warmth and acceptance; and he uses empirically supported interventions in order to help people reach the therapeutic goals that bring them to treatment.

Chris is a reader, a thinker, and a devoted dad. He is serious about people, canoeing, and micro-brews.