Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Shahzad Chaudhry, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Shahzad Chaudhry

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

Education:
California State University, Bakersfield

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My experience with treating OCD:

I've been treating people with OCD since 2011, using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to help people get their life back from OCD. ERP treats all types of intrusive thoughts, including violent and taboo, so that you can overcome OCD. My background helps me as an OCD therapist because in treatment, you'll have to share your intrusive thoughts, and I've heard & seen it all.

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About Me

I've provided mental health support in group homes. I've been a child protective services social worker, followed by work as a psychiatric mental health professional. But more importantly to being a specialized OCD therapist, I've had my own experience with OCD. I've had people close to me go through OCD with both good and bad treatment. I know what intrusive thoughts do to a person, how it turns their life into chaos while it feeds off your fears, and how it sets off compulsive behavior. I'll make sure to create an environment that makes you feel safe, so you can speak honestly about what you’re going through. Members describe me as someone who's caring and invested in the quality of their lives. I enjoy my work doing it because I'm able to give back to the OCD community. I treat with knowledge, but I also treat with heart, and together, we'll beat OCD so you can find more pleasure and joy in your life.

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What our members say about
Shahzad Chaudhry

P.K.

Jul 11, 2022

This review is based on the end result for my 14-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, after 25 sessions there was no improvement. Even though it started fine and overall the therapist is a nice person who seems to be experienced in treating OCD, and it looked very promising in the beginning, but after 3 months of treatment, my daughter still had the same symptoms, including some that have not been addressed. On top of that, almost 1/3 of the sessions the therapist rescheduled, canceled, or did not show up for. There were times when my daughter would join Zoom meeting and sit and wait for the therapist, but later he would message her different excuses like having a “bad internet connection,” “being with another patient”, etc. For example, my daughter joined the Zoom session at 10:00 a.m., after the therapist didn’t show up, she messaged him and at 10:30 a.m. he replied he is “running late with another patient,” and he asked to reschedule the session. The next session the therapist didn’t show up at all, and after waiting for 15 minutes my daughter messaged him, but he didn’t reply, so I sent him a message myself and the therapist replied almost 1 hour after the session was scheduled to start, stating that he again had a “network outage.” Because the therapist had my cell phone number, he could’ve called and my daughter would not have wasted time (again) just by sitting and waiting for him when she should have been in school. It made her feel like other patients were his top priority and her anxiety would go up. Some sessions that we expected would be 45 minutes to 1 hour were cut short to 30 minutes by the therapist, which he called “check-ins” sessions. In my opinion, there were not enough exposures done and some of the exposures that were done were very light to be effective, and I am very familiar with how exposure and response prevention should look like and what the result should be, based on prior experience outside of NOCD and experience with my older child. However, I feel the concept of NOCD is great, and we are willing to give it another try. We have selected a therapist at NOCD who we believe is a good fit for our daughter and can really help her. Unfortunately, we were told that it might be months until that therapist will be available, and we have already been waiting for a month. We really hope that my daughter will be able to see that therapist soon enough to have enough time for the sessions authorized by our insurance not to expire. I will add that the customer service people at NOCD have been very nice, helpful, and reply very fast, so overall it’s not a bad experience with NOCD itself, but specifically based on the end results of 25 sessions with the therapist we had. I am still hopeful that next time I will be able to post a positive review based on how things go.

A.T.

Jul 05, 2022

My therapist was very professional, yet empathetic. I felt safe enough to discuss my symptoms. So far, so good

J.S.

Jun 28, 2022

Shezad is very good at his job. His is knowledgeable and very patient

J.S.

Jun 28, 2022

So far I have seen 3 NOCD therapists and Shezad is by far the most knowledgeable and helpful. He has done more in one session than the others in 5 sessions. 5 stars for Shezad.

W.S.

Jun 27, 2022

Made me feel comfortable, safe, supported, gave me clear, easy to understand, and extremely helpful feedback during our session

W.S.

Jun 27, 2022

Therapists me feel confident I could get better

anonymous

Mar 05, 2022

Did not bill my insurance, even though there was no insurance change. Was billing me 90$ session, even though my insurance cover therapy....thanks for the stress NOCD 👍👍👍

anonymous

Feb 27, 2022

I am excited to continue with therapy

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