Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Stephaney Cooper, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Stephaney Cooper


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


As a therapist, I'm very compassionate about the challenges you're facing with OCD. I can offer you hope—ERP is a proven strategy to reduce OCD symptoms. In therapy, I'm always thinking long-term. I work hard on teaching you the skills to cope with OCD and the education behind it. When our sessions are over, I want you to be able to apply skills to recognize and challenge obsessions and compulsions as they come—even if they may change.

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I understand how difficult it can be to talk about intrusive thoughts. Know that those thoughts don't define who you are. I work to create an atmosphere that's safe and non-judgmental—a place where you can do the work and see progress.

Get to know Stephaney Cooper

I am passionate about helping people. I think it's important that people know just how important and incredibly valuable they are. I've always believed that just as we care for our physical health, it's important that we care for our mental health. Mental health is just a different area of health we may struggle with. If that's the case, that is not our fault at all.

I've seen how much of an impact ERP makes on people's lives. I want to help more people discover that impact. I've had the privilege to see people who have dealt with OCD—either for a short time or a lifetime, many of whom were living very confined lives—have the whole world opened up to them. Once people begin therapy, they see so many possibilities. They're no longer confined within the walls of what OCD says they can or can't do. That's huge.

I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified clinical trauma professional with training in trauma, PTSD, and EMDR. I've also worked extensively with depression and anxiety.

First, you are not alone. You are not the only one going through this. So many people tell me they feel guilty and ashamed about what they're about to say. They're concerned that they're going to tell me the worst thing that I've ever heard. I always assure them that's not the case. I'll even invite them to participate in the community page so they can see that. Second, you're about to walk with me into a proven therapy method that can help you move forward.

I understand how difficult it is to talk about these things. I really work to create an atmosphere that's safe and non-judgmental, a place where you can do the work and see progress. Know that your intrusive thoughts don't define who you are.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Student Blue
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia


North Carolina

What our members say about
Stephaney Cooper


May 06, 2024

So forever thankful for my experience with NOCD and the tools it has provided for me. It’s twofold really; I am able to check in with my therapist whenever I need, but I also now know how to practice ERP on myself and will carry it with me going forward 🤍 I tell so many people about it!


Jan 25, 2024

It definitely hard, and there are times where it can feel scary and impossible. But I trust the process and I trust that these things are working, even when it doesn’t feel like it. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.


Jan 03, 2024

I’ve been with Stephaney for one year now. I have healed in ways I never thought I could. Thankful as I move forward with my life.


Nov 14, 2023

My life has changed dramatically in the past year thanks to Stephaney. Her guidance and encouragement have brought me incredibly far in my treatment.


Sep 28, 2023

Stephaney has helped me to reach recovery. I am so thankful for my journey with her!


Aug 28, 2023

I have been with Stephaney for seven months now. She is so kind and patient. I am getting my life back thanks to her.


Aug 04, 2023

Seemed enthusiastic and competent.


Jul 19, 2023

I really appreciate Stephaney’s listening skills and practical applications to daily life.


Jul 17, 2023

I received my diagnosis of OCD (Religious OCD subtype) in the spring if this year from my healthcare provider. And while a diagnosis and validation of all my experiences was super helpful, my healthcare provider stopped there. She offered me medication and a diagnosis, but not an effective therapy plan that is science-backed and sustainable. I felt stuck for a month or two with my diagnosis until I found NOCD on Instagram one night. On faith, I decided to sign up and seek out some targeted therapy. It has been amazing. Not easy, not fun, not happy, but amazing. My therapist, Stephaney, and helped me tremendously all without providing reassurance 😉 I am a testimony to ERP’s effectiveness and just facing your obsessive fears head on and resisting compulsions. I praise God for NOCD and the effective tools it has given me. I’m not out of the OCD journey, and I probably never will be. But I can still follow Jesus, live in the present, and enjoy my life again, outside of OCD’s tight grip.


Jul 14, 2023

Stephaney is doing a great job working with my son; she accepts his distracted moments and finds ways to engage him in the work of talking about his fears and how to handle them without doing compulsions.


Jul 07, 2023

Stephaney is wise and experienced. I am still struggling, but I am confident that my therapist can continue to help me.


Jun 05, 2023

Stephaney has equipped me with the tools to manage my OCD. I’m eternally grateful for her and NOCD.


May 12, 2023

I really enjoyed my time with Stephaney and felt understood by her. She explained things clearly and was very personable.


Apr 11, 2023

I need her to help navigate what I am going through right now. And she is really helping me do it.


Apr 02, 2023

Wonderful therapist


Mar 28, 2023

Wonderful therapist!!


Mar 21, 2023

She really tried to understand me and help me for what I am going through.


Mar 21, 2023

I feel she is really trying to understand and help me.


Feb 24, 2023

Stephaney is such a wonderful, compassionate therapist. She is equipping me with tools to last a lifetime and I’m so thankful for the progress I have made with her.


Jan 30, 2023

Stephany was amazing! Very calming and reassuring personality. She listened really well and gently and effectively got us back on track when we needed.


Jan 19, 2023

I have been seeing Stephaney for five months and she has been outstanding. Her expertise in treating patients with OCD has been apparent, and she has been patient and supportive throughout our time together. When we started, I was struggling at work, at home and in my social life. I was constantly ruminating about work-related stressors and giving in to checking behavior to make sure my emails, text messages etc. were all "just right". Stephaney helped me understand my OCD, identify my triggers and respond to them appropriately. She deployed ERP techniques and gave me the tools I needed to experience my triggers without giving in to my compulsions. And now, after a few months of working together, I feel better than I have in years. I would highly recommend Stephaney to anyone who is struggling with OCD.


Jan 12, 2023

She was so warm and compassionate during my intake appointment. I am very much looking forward to working with her!


Dec 09, 2022

Stephaney is so great! I feel seen and heard, and she always has helpful ideas and insights. I have been meeting with Stephaney for a while now, and I am so so grateful for our sessions. Before meeting with Stephaney I was really struggling with OCD and didn’t see any way out. But these days I am just LOVING life to an extent I didn’t even think was possible. I am still amazed by this.


Aug 05, 2022

I absolutely LOVED my first session with Stephaney! Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and professional, she was also very warm, patient, friendly, compassionate, and accepting. It seems like she really cares about helping the people she works with and she listens without judgement. I like that she is so easy to talk to, and when my first session concluded I was left feeling both seen/ heard and really optimistic about my future. I feel like she’ll be able to help me work to get my life back and to achieve my treatment goals. I highly recommend Stephaney and can’t wait for our next meeting!


Aug 05, 2022

Stephaney is always very helpful


Jul 29, 2022

This is the first time I felt like therapy will work for me


Jul 21, 2022

Stephaney is amazing & helped me to understand OCD & get my life back! I’m so thankful for NOCD


Jul 08, 2022

Always great, very helpful and supportive


Jun 22, 2022

I liked the session, it’s just that our sessions are cut short all the time. I pay for 60 minutes and it lasted 45.


Jun 22, 2022

The OCD therapy itself was good; I made some progress, and I have the tools to potentially make more progress in the future. I just backslide when I’m under high stress (which has happened a lot lately). What ISN’T great or helpful is the administrative team contacting me out of the blue more than a year later with a generic, poorly-coded, automated email that told me I owed <badly automated code that showed up as code instead of the amount>. When I reached out to double-check that my account was in good standing, I discovered I’d been lied to more than a year prior, when the admin team assured me they had the auto-payments set up correctly (after I’d been compulsively checking them and noticing I *wasn’t* being charged my copay to begin with). I did the ERP work to sit with the uncertainty and trust the admin team’s word that they’d gotten the autopayments right this time. (I’ll admit I did compulsively check until the first one went through, but then I did ERP to *not* check the rest of them.) Lo and behold, I SHOULD have been compulsively checking them, and the admin team has destroyed my trust in the ERP process now. The person I talked to gave me three different amounts that I owed over the course of three emails over 24 hours. I finally went back and added everything up myself and came up with a fourth amount I owed. I will be paying that amount over the course of the next few months in installments, but it is HIGHLY disappointing that I’ve been burned by yet ANOTHER therapy program where I was lied to, and it turned out that my trust was misplaced and my compulsions were justified, and I should have given into those compulsions to keep checking up on the automated payments *every* time I had a session.


May 31, 2022

A great therapist


May 26, 2022

Stephaney is so patient and so good with my son.


May 23, 2022

I couldn’t think of a better environment or person to show the deepest parts of myself to for betterment.


Mar 16, 2022

She had a very pleasant way about things we discussed and I realize we are just getting started. I look forward to talking more about my problem because I feel like I can open up and that she is a good listener.


Mar 08, 2022

Very excited to continue this journey in treating my OCD. I felt very comfortable and excited that someone wants to help me have the upper hand on my OCD.


Mar 07, 2022

Good session today


Jan 29, 2022

She was very empathetic and personable.


Jan 12, 2022

She was very warm and welcoming. I definitely fet that there was a high level of skil and unprofessionalism involved.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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