At NOCD, we’ve always been on a clear mission: To create a world where anyone can access effective OCD therapy, no matter where they live or how much money they make. With an estimated 180 million people around the world struggling with OCD, the need for treatment is dire. Unfortunately, OCD therapy is usually difficult to access, meaning many people can’t get the help they need to get better.
We made great strides in changing this by providing critical care to more people with OCD in 2020 when NOCD Therapy became accessible in every state in the U.S.; and now, in 2021, we’re setting our sights on global expansion. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve taken a huge step towards achieving that mission with our official launch into the United Kingdom.
Globally, about 1 in 40 (roughly 2%) people live with OCD, with potentially many more suffering in silence. A high number of those – about 50% of all these cases – fall into the severe category. Yet, there are often long waitlists to get treatment.
We’re working to change that. Now, anyone in the U.K. who has OCD can sign up for NOCD Therapy to begin working with an OCD therapist trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy through face-to-face video sessions. Our goal is to get you connected with a therapist as soon as possible after signing up. Today, more than 90% of people with OCD are seen within 2 weeks of booking their first appointment with NOCD.
Gone are the days where people in the U.S. and now in the U.K. can’t access ERP therapy because they live in an area where there aren’t enough qualified therapists that specialize in ERP, or where OCD specialists don’t have availability for months. It’s an accomplishment made possible by our team’s hard work and the many people in the community who have supported us over the years.
Still, our work at NOCD is just getting started. We continue to break new ground in the field of mental health care and hope to reach every country around the globe, to help people with OCD regain their lives.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about working with a NOCD Therapist from anywhere in the U.S. or the U.K., book a free 15-minute call with our team, and we’d be happy to share more information with you.