greg waitkoff, psyd, hspp
Dr. Greg Waitkoff is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals 18 and older treating multiple intersecting concerns. His main area of expertise is in treating clients with anxiety and depression, and extending out to difficulties in relationships, adjustment and transitions to new life phases, processing identity, and role identification.
Greg has a history of treatment in the Tippecanoe area for the past 10 years providing therapy to the overall community and to students at Purdue University. He utilizes theory from a psychodynamic/interpersonal/emotion-focused lens, which aims to examine the current contributing variables to mental health concerns and expands backwards to understand how these variables were created or exacerbated by past experiences. Relational dynamics are explored in the here-and-now to identify patterns which may be helpful to understand and can lead to more productive relationships in one’s life. As a member of the diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism committee at Purdue University, Greg has experience working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals. This work seeks to highlight specific injustices related to systemic oppression and discuss power and privilege as they relate to mental health and wellness.
Greg is committed to co-creating a confidential, safe, open and productive space in therapy. While initial meetings can cause understandable angst, time spent in therapy aims to create greater trust, self-awareness, self-esteem and self-compassion. This work is collaborative, and will also include specific interventions aimed at creating better coping skills, grounding techniques, and greater self-assurance.
In his free time, Greg enjoys watching sports (as a Purdue alum and Chicago native), spending time with family, working outside, and cooking. If he can catch his cat, then quality time with her is an added bonus.