Kathleen M. Rupertus, PsyD

Kathleen M. Rupertus, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder/Clinical Director of The Anxiety and 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, body dysmorphic disorder, excoriation disorder, and trichotillomania in children, adolescents, and adults since 1994. Dr. Rupertus is a professional member of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), The Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC), 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.  Clients who have out-of-network benefits as part of their insurance coverage can pay for sessions in full and submit receipts to insurance for direct reimbursement. 

In the following video, Medical Anchor Kearni Warren talks to Kathleen M. Rupertus, Psy.D. of The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center, LLC.  Dr. Rupertus explains the symptoms and treatment of OCD. 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, with extensive experience working with all symptom-dimensions and subtypes.  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.

Chris is a fee-for-service provider.  Clients who have out-of-network benefits as part of their insurance coverage can pay for sessions in full and submit receipts to insurance for direct reimbursement. ​

Betsy Van Dyke, PsyD

Betsy Van Dyke, PsyD currently sees clients in the Center's satellite office located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014 from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.  She works primarily with children and adolescents, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and PTSD, as well as body image disturbances and eating disorders. Specifically, she works with OCD, social anxiety, phobias, excoriation disorder, trichotillomania, hoarding disorder, body dysmphoria, binge eating disorder, and anorexia nervosa. Dr. Van Dyke completed specialized training in Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP), Prolonged Exposure, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Dr. Van Dyke is a fee-for-service provider.  At this time, insurance companies do not reimburse for her services.