Geoffrey A Wiegand, PHD

Geoffrey A Wiegand, PHD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since July 2000

Children's Title: Director, Intensive Outpatient OCD Treatment Program

Academic Title: Clinical Instructor

    • Sacha RALEIGH 02.09.23

      Four years ago, Dr. W profoundly changed our lives for the better in ways I couldn't have even imagined when we met in crisis. I think his OCD program is the best there is and I would love to see it as a model for care. There is real magic that comes from the time spent with other families, at different stages of progress, and the masterful team that works with patients and their parents. I have not found any other program that integrates the families of the patient and the patients themselves in this way. Our family feels so incredibly grateful to Dr. W and the amazing team he has at Childrens.

    • Deborah Bothell, WA 09.18.19

      Dr. Wiegand is a gifted practitioner who excels in establishing rapport with young people. He taught us all the skills we needed for my daughter to go from living with severe OCD to thriving with managed/crushed OCD, essentially handing her back her childhood. He has our highest recommendation --and gratitude.

    • Walter Renton, WA 01.24.19

      Since he was a toddler, our son has struggled with Anxiety/OCD issues manifested as Selective Mutism. This disorder is a very difficult one to treat, and our son was a tough nut to crack. It took Dr. W at least a year of regular appointments before our son would even speak to him by whispering in his ear. And our son really enjoyed going to see Dr. W. and Dr. W. was very approachable and sincere in his style of therapy. However, about THREE YEARS into therapy with Dr. W., we were all (including Dr. W) getting frustrated by the lack of progress. But one day Dr. W tried a slightly different approach, based on what he knew about our son, and within two minutes our son was speaking directly with Dr. W. and answering questions normally. It was one of the most amazing and joyous moments in our lives. Several months later, Dr. W. was asked to make a presentation on Selective Mutism at a meeting of about 25 Speech Language Pathologists in a major local school district. He asked if our son would go along as a real-life example of Selective Mutism in a school-age child. Our son ended up speaking about his feelings and answering direct questions from these strangers for probably 15-20 minutes! A year earlier I would never have believed that such a thing would ever be possible. And it likely wouldn't have been possible if Dr. Wiegand hadn't been such a caring, knowledgeable, and VERY PATIENT therapist. We can highly recommend Dr. Wiegand as a therapist for disorders of this type.

    • Mary North Bend, WA 03.13.18

      Dr Wiegand is the director of Seattle Children’s Intensive Outpatient Program for OCD. Our 17 yr old daughter was in need of intensive ERP therapy this past summer. We have extensive experience with this monster called OCD & know that the only premier programs are in the Midwest & on the East Coast. We were stressing about the logistics of having her in a program that far from home again. I say again because when she was 13 she was in an OCD program at Roger’s in Wisconsin for 3 mos. Her psychologist recommended Seattle Children’s program that is right here in our own backyard. Our daughter, my husband & myself will tell you this OCD/ERP Program is premier. The reason this program is so successful is due to the expertise of Dr Wiegand & his team. Our daughter came out of this program strong ... real strong. Today I had the honor of recommending this program to a family in my Facebook OCD support group. This was a 1st !!! Over the years the only recommendations I or any of my Facebook support group friends have had are in the Midwest & on the East Coast. But now we finally have one on the West Coast. We have one in Seattle/Bellevue, Wa! Thank you, Dr Wiegand for everything.

    • Tami Kirkland, WA 09.15.11

      Dr. Wiegand is an exceptional doctor. My son had SEVERE anxiety, to the point of hospitalization. After 3 different doctors, we were referred to Dr. Wiegand. Before that point, I felt hopeless and not knowing where to turn. After spending a year under his care, my son became more secure, self-confidant, etc. I would recommend Dr. Wiegand to anyone who has a child experiencing the symptoms he specializes in.


Medical/Professional School

University of Houston, Houston, TX

Clinical Interests

Childhood and adolescent depression; bipolar disorder; obsessive compulsive disorder; Tourette's syndrome ; phobias; and attention deficit disorders