Jennifer Welbel MA, LCPC, NBCC
My practice specializes in using cognitive behavior therapy to treat anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. I recognize that anxiety can be overwhelming, scary, and isolating. However, it is also treatable! As a cognitive behavior therapist, I provide research-supported and results-oriented treatment. I believe that how individuals think and behave directly affect how they feel. Therefore, I use a compassionate, collaborative, and direct approach to empower clients with the necessary skills to modify their irrational thoughts, confront their maladaptive fears, and decrease their overall anxiety.
I have extensive training and clinical experience in using CBT and exposure therapy to treat anxiety and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. I received advanced training in exposure therapy at the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and completed a postgraduate fellowship with the Cognitive Behavior Therapy program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Prior to starting the North Suburban Center for Anxiety, I created and supervised the OCD and Complex Anxiety Disorders treatment track at Compass Health Center. In addition to my clinical work, I served on the Scientific Advisory Board for Beyond OCD.