Kristin Wagner, LCSW-C is a therapist at Sheppard Pratt’s Center for OCD and Anxiety, specializing in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic, and body dysmorphic disorder. She employs cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and exposure and response prevention in her work with clients, emphasizing habituation/inhibitory learning, and cognitive restructuring. In addition to providing outpatient level services in the Center for OCD and anxiety, Wagner treats OCD and related disorders at The Retreat, Sheppard Pratt’s premier residential treatment program serving adult populations.
Wagner earned her Master of Social Work from The University of Maryland, Baltimore with a focus in clinical mental health services. Prior to graduate school, she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Throughout her educational and training experiences, Wagner has worked with individuals with various mental illnesses and emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, personality disorders, PTSD, LGBTQIA+ issues, eating disorders, grief and adjustment challenges. She has worked with a broad variety of age groups and multicultural backgrounds in settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, residential, in-home, and community-based services. Wagner’s clinical experience spans providing individual, family, couples’, and group psychotherapy.
Prior to joining The Center for OCD and Anxiety, Wagner worked in various roles within Sheppard Pratt including at The Center for Eating Disorders, the Crisis Admissions Unit, the General Adult Unit, Psychiatric Urgent Care, and the Collaborative Care partnership with GBMC.
She is also a professional member of the International OCD Foundation and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CTC-SW) through the International Trauma Training Institute.