Wendy Settle Phd, HSPP
Dr. Settle’s three decades of experience includes serving as a staff psychologist at the University of Notre Dame’s counseling center. She specialized in treating OCD after receiving BTTI training with Drs. Abramowitz, Franklin, and Pollard, with post-supervision with Dr. Neziroglu. Dr. Settle was a supervisor of predoctoral psychology interns for their year-long specialization in Mind Body Therapeutic Approaches. Supervision included co-leading ACT-based anxiety and OCD groups as well as individual caseloads composed of clients presenting with OCD, anxiety, and/or BFRBs. Dr. Settle retired from Notre Dame in 2021 and has since expanded her private practice.
Dr. Wendy Settle provides teletherapy for adults and teenagers in Indiana presenting with OCD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, panic attacks, depersonalization/derealization, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking), tic disorders, seasonal affective disorder, ADHD, & college adjustment. Her theoretical orientation integrates biopsychosocial, developmental, behavioral (such as exposure and response prevention), cultural, cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, as well as other mindfulness-based perspectives. Dr. Settle’s private practice is composed of about 95% of clients presenting with OCD and related disorders. She has treated over 300 clients with OCD and related disorder over the course of her career.
Dr. Settle has provided counseling for clients from diverse populations and from a number of different countries over the years. She is committed to creating counseling relationships that recognize the inherent value and dignity of each person. She is comfortable addressing issues related to race, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, religion/spirituality, disabilities, age, LGBTQ+ and nationality values and norms while also respecting individual differences. Over the years she has sought out and continues to annually seek participation in professional development workshops and programs which address cultural competency and diverse populations.