Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the few psychiatric conditions managed with a specific type of therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). However, finding a licensed therapist who is ERP-trained has historically been no small feat for people with OCD.
In the United States alone, 1 in 40 adults chronically suffer with OCD, but less than 1 percent of therapists are properly trained in ERP. As a result, ERP therapy prices per session range from $250-$350, and waitlists for ERP therapists regularly extend past six months.
Furthermore, there’s a sea of therapists without ERP training who falsely claim expertise in treating OCD. These providers regularly market their services to people with OCD through online listings and within insurance directories, and it’s hard for those seeking care to distinguish them from real experts who are actually qualified to treat OCD.
That’s why our team at NOCD is thrilled to announce the release of the NOCD Therapist Directory. Now, you can go to one central and convenient location to find licensed therapists who are not only guaranteed to have specialty-training in treating OCD with ERP, but who are also actively mentored by the NOCD clinical leadership team of world-renowned OCD therapists, psychiatrists, and researchers. Our clinical leadership team has a combined total of 50+ years treating OCD with ERP.
This means that millions of people with OCD in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada can browse the directory and quickly access a therapist within seven days on average from the comfort of their homes. Many can even use their health insurance benefits to pay for the treatment sessions.
Why did we do it? Our entire team has either personally experienced or professionally witnessed the helpless suffering that coincides with OCD being mistreated. We also know that most of this mistreatment is caused by the lack of clarity surrounding where to find an effective therapist.
If you’d like to work with a therapist that specializes in ERP, please feel free to book a 15-minute call with our team to get started. Also, if you’re a therapist that has spent years specializing in OCD and ERP and would like to be featured on the NOCD Therapist Directory, please reach out to us. You are welcome to be included. However, because you aren’t in our network at this time, we just ask that you identify your ERP experience during an interview, take a quiz, and be open to having our team monitor your expertise over time.
We hope this directory can be a breakthrough for people suffering with OCD globally.