Iris Waichler

Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW

Iris Waichler


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters in Social Work

Area of Focus:

Infertility, Caregiving, Aging


B.A. University of Iowa
MSW University of Iowa

Iris’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Iris Waichler has been a social worker since 1979. Her specialty area has been medical social work working with people with catastrophic illness. Her work was in-patient hospital based for many years counseling patients and families helping them understand and cope with their diagnosis and the resulting life changes. Iris also did discharge planning helping arrange post hospital support and services. She has extensive experience leading groups for patients and families. She is the recipient of 12 major book awards. Iris has been doing workshops and seminars for the last 20 years focusing on infertility and caregiving topics. She also has been a freelance writer for the last 20 years authoring hundreds of articles on health related topics.

Professional Organizations:

National Association of Social Workers


  • Patient Power: How To Have a Say During Your Hospital Stay
  • Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster:
  • A Guide to Educate and Inspire
  • Role Reversal:How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents

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