Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Leela Gershenson, Licensed Therapist, LMHC, LPC, BC-TMH, Licensed OCD Therapist

Leela Gershenson


Licensed Therapist, LMHC, LPC, BC-TMH

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As a therapist, I'm very educational. I like to explain what we're doing and why. I think it's really important for people in OCD therapy to understand what's going on and why they're doing something that is seemingly so paradoxical. I also like to empower members I work with to collaborate in offering suggestions. Outside of work, I like gardening and playing banjo in a group with my fiancé, who plays fiddle.

People can see a really drastic improvement by facing their fears. You're not arguing with your thoughts and going back and forth; you're facing them head-on and learning that you can handle things you didn't think you could. It's very empowering.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Humana
  • Florida Blue
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia


South Dakota

What our members say about
Leela Gershenson


Sep 21, 2022

She’s great! Super helpful and explains the whole process perfectly.


Sep 20, 2022

Leela was great. Looking forward to the help.


Aug 05, 2022

Great session, feeling a little better then Wednesday. Had good conversation and managed to find a very important paper while throwing out unnecessary papers!!!


Aug 03, 2022

Today was a trying day, Ms. Gershenson helped me talk about it and then focus on the task ahead


Jul 21, 2022

Amazing therapist!!!!


Jul 12, 2022

I appreciate the tremendous support and attention to detail Ms. Gershenson gives me! She praises my small accomplishments and recognizes when I am trying to implement what I am learning.


Jul 01, 2022

It was really nice to share my recent accomplishments regarding the mini camping vacation I had l. It made me feel good to know that putting my mind set on positive reinforcements, I can conquer some of my stressful compulsions.


Jun 28, 2022

literally love my therapist so much. joined the zoom call with one of the worst panic attacks and she helped calm me down and was just so kind and patient. very grateful to have been given her as a therapist


Jun 17, 2022

This is the best therapy experience I’ve ever experienced.


May 19, 2022

Leela is patient and kind. She is remarkable at what she does and I am happy to have found her. Despite exposure therapy being incredibly challenging, I still always look forward to our sessions.


May 11, 2022

Great session as always! so appreciative of the helpful and realistic ideas for issues currently experiencing.. Feeling confident about my progress, it's very slow but promising...?


May 04, 2022

Excellent session!!! It's making more sense to me the purpose of ERP. I will do what I have to be free of this torment of compulsions. I love how my therapist understands and patiently helps me remember what I was talking about(because, I have the worst memory)after an interruption, which there were alot yesterday. So pleased!!!


Apr 22, 2022

I'm feeling great today and I shared that with Ms. Gerahenson, she looked so relieved and happy for me. I'm always nervous that this feeling will be temporary. Ms. Gershenson helped me appreciate that it's ok for it to not be always like this. Great progress and looking forward to our upcoming sessions.


Apr 15, 2022

I'm so thankful to have Ms. Gershenson as my teammate, she truly gets me...allows me to be myself!!! Applauds me when I am successful and is completely understanding despite my inability to do what is right towards my goals at time. I love NOCD!!!!


Apr 13, 2022

I'm just so pleased and optimistic with my therapy!!! I can see it slowly making it's way to my psyche. I've never had a therapy quiet like this, however this is the type of therapy I've been yearning all my life!!!


Apr 05, 2022

Excellent, excellent session!!! Absolutely what I needed, at the perfect time!!! I very much appreciate giving the chance to brainstorm and be able to receive very helpful strategies etc. I am confident in my erp...I just need to physically do them!!


Mar 29, 2022

With so much going on in my life, Ms. Gershenson speaks to me with great calmness and understanding. Provides me with many ideas, that makes sense and that are achievable.


Mar 25, 2022

I am wholeheartedly thankful for my kind and caring therapist & NOCD!! I am hopeful and have goals to accomplish towards bettering my future along with my daughter!!!


Mar 14, 2022

As I know how challenging my conditions are and can be, as scary and debilitating these tormenting situations are...I strive to be as honest as I can. Being honest with myself and my provider, I have true hope that I will succeed!


Feb 24, 2022

Ms. Gerahenson although I threw sooo much at her about my difficulties...she recognized my serious need for help and need for alignment in my life. So, thankful and excited for the sessions to come!!!


Feb 04, 2022

Great session with Leela!


Jan 24, 2022

Even thought we only meet once a month Leela does not miss a beat. She helps me to encapsulate and prioritize my thoughts and this is very valuable to me!


Jan 21, 2022

Great first session. I am excited to work on controlled exposures with my therapist.


Jan 10, 2022

My first session with a therapist when amazing! I’m excited for more sessions.


Jan 06, 2022

I felt relief probably for the first time in a long time. I was given a diagnosis and I felt like I wasn’t crazy. I really appreciate this program and I’m glad I found it!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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