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Patrick McGrath, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist - Director, Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)  

Dr. Patrick B. McGrath is the Director of the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and the Co- Director of the School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is also assisting the Alexian Brothers Veterans Center to develop a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment program using a virtual reality simulator to assist returning veterans in dealing with their PTSD.

Dr. McGrath is a member of the scientific advisory board of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, as well as the President of the Midwest Affiliate of the Foundation. He is also the President of the Anxiety Centers of Illinois, a private group practice.

Dr. McGrath has authored a stress management workbook called "Don't Try Harder, Try Different" as well as "The OCD Answer Book," available at bookstores across the country and online.

Dr. McGrath has also been featured in many newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has been on numerous radio and television programs across the country, including The John Williams Show on WGN Radio, WGN Television News, CBS News, National Public Radio, PBS, The Sally Jesse Raphael radio show, and The Steve Cochran Show. He was recently featured on the Discovery Health Channel's Documentary "Anxious" and filmed episodes of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" for The Learning Channel. Dr. McGrath frequently has speaking engagements around the country, leads an active research program, trains students in the treatment of anxiety, and presents at national conferences focusing on anxiety disorders.

In the Chicago area, tragic news of an elderly Chicago couple rescued from their trash-filled home made headlines. Subsequently, Dr. Patrick McGrath was interviewed by several television news outlets (including CBS Chicago (WBBM-TV), WGN Chicago, and ABC 7 (WLS-TV) on the topic of hoarding. You can view Dr. McGrath's interviews by clicking the links below.

ABC 7 (WLS-TV) | CBS Chicago (WBBM-TV)

Education

  • Northern Illinois University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1999

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders (Panic, Phobias, OCD, PTSD, Social Phobia, GAD)
  • Stress Management

Ages

  • 15 years & up

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 847-755-8090 or submit your request online.

You can also contact us via email at OutpatientPractice@alexian.net.

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