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Kelly Wahlen, MD

  • Psychiatrist

Kelly Wahlen, MD is originally from the Milwaukee area and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame.  She then earned her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and completed four years of residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. After practicing for several years in academic, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and crisis service settings, she joined UCS in 2017.  She evaluates and treats patients with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, psychosis, and women’s mental health issues.  She appreciates the complex relationship between biological and psychosocial contributors to mental illness.  Dr. Wahlen believes it is important to engage students collaboratively in both the evaluation process and ongoing management of symptoms, with consideration of medication and non-medication treatment strategies.  She particularly enjoys working with our University students due to their diversity, curiosity, and resilience. She appreciates that this work provides an opportunity to focus on both prevention and treatment; to enhance well-being and thereby optimize student success in various realms; and to help individuals who are vulnerable in their navigation of multiple demands, significant life choices, and role transitions.