Helen Duerr

Helen Duerr

Licensed Therapist, LMFT, MS

Cal State Long Beach

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My experience with treating OCD:

I became inspired to treat OCD after reading about Stephen Smith, the co-founder of NOCD, and have been a specialized OCD therapist since 2007. I believe in evidence based approaches, which is why I practice Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is scientifically proven to treat all forms of OCD. I enjoy helping people with their OCD challenges, and look forward to teaching you a new set of tools you can use to get better.


About Me

Unusual thoughts are common, but if you have OCD, you experience unwanted thoughts that take a toll on your relationships, work, and social life, in addition to the physical anxiety that it brings. The work that I do will help alleviate that anxiety and teach you how to avoid depending on compulsions when those unwanted thoughts arrive. I admire anyone open and hungry for life-altering change. I enjoy human interaction. One of my great strengths is building rapport. It’s true that I have a speciality in treating OCD but you’re the expert in who you are, and I’m here to listen with empathy. We’ll partner together to build up your confidence, witha little humor along the way, so that you can achieve your goals.

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What our members say about
Helen Duerr


Mar 15, 2021

Helen was wonderful, very professional and very informative. Thank you.


May 31, 2021

Genuinely caring and informative


Jun 22, 2021

Helen is an absolute gift. She’s an incredible therapist but most importantly, is also just a really good person! I always feel incredibly at ease talking to her.


Aug 05, 2021

very pleased with the therapist and excited to get to work

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