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Finally: A Therapist Directory Specific to Treating OCD

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Stephen Smith
By Stephen Smith

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. 

Stephen Smith

Stephen founded NOCD after feeling frustrated with a lack of treatment resources and support during his own OCD recovery. He enjoys running hill sprints, listening to audiobooks, and eating breakfast no matter the time of day.

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Taylor Newendorp

Taylor Newendorp

Network Clinical Training Director

I started as a therapist over 14 years ago, working in different mental health environments. Many people with OCD that weren't being treated for it crossed my path and weren't getting better. I decided that I wanted to help people with OCD, so I became an OCD therapist, and eventually, a clinical supervisor. I treated people using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and saw people get better day in and day out. I continue to use ERP because nothing is more effective in treating OCD.

Madina Alam

Madina Alam

Director of Therapist Engagement

When I started treating OCD, I quickly realized how much this type of work means to me because I had to learn how to be okay with discomfort and uncertainty myself. I’ve been practicing as a licensed therapist since 2016. My graduate work is in mental health counseling, and I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because it’s the gold standard of OCD treatment.

Andrew Moeller

Andrew Moeller

Licensed Therapy, LMHC

I've been a licensed counselor since 2013, having run my private practice with a steady influx of OCD cases for several years. Out of all the approaches to OCD treatment that I've used, I find Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to be the most effective. ERP goes beyond other methods and tackles the problem head-on. By using ERP in our sessions, you can look forward to better days ahead.

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