Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Heather Brasseur, Licensed Therapist, LMHC, LPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Heather Brasseur


Licensed Therapist, LMHC, LPC


I'm a very understanding and non-judgmental therapist. I can also be direct when that's necessary. I'm the big sister in my family, so I've always been a "little mom" type—you can cry on my shoulder, but I'll also tell you when you need to get your act together.

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Most therapy is full of talk without a lot of action. Our sessions are more educational and action-based. I will meet you wherever you are.

Get to know Heather Brasseur

I've always been the person everybody came to when they needed to talk about their trials and tribulations. I've also always liked helping people. My dad was in psychology. My undergraduate degree was in fine arts. I originally wanted to bridge the two by going into art therapy, but at the time, that wasn't much of a field. So I went into more mainstream therapy. My first jobs were in underprivileged communities, and working with those folks was really rewarding.

Over my career, I've worked with addiction, severe mental illness, and everything in between. Along the way, I had the opportunity to work with people with OCD. I was surprised that OCD was stuck on the back burner, and people didn’t really know what it was about. I saw that even clinicians could misconstrue OCD, based on caricatures seen in the media. When I realized how sidelined and misunderstood it was, I wanted to specialize in treating it.

I've worked with people who were severely, chronically mentally ill, with conditions like schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder. I've helped people transition from state hospitals back into the community. I did that for a long time. Then I went into the addiction field. I have several family members who have struggled with addiction over the years. I was familiar with 12-step programs and treatments, and I was interested in helping people in that field.

This is very different from any other kind of therapy you may be familiar with. Most therapy is a lot of talk and not a lot of action. Our sessions are more educational and action-based, not just talking through stuff. ERP is homework intensive: 99% of our work will occur outside of session.

I will meet you wherever you are. For example, if you don't want to say things out loud, maybe you can type them in the chat. I won’t push you, especially in the beginning, to talk about things you don't want to talk about. I will encourage you to share whatever you're comfortable sharing. After a couple of sessions, I'll push a little bit more. It's really important that I get a good understanding of what's going on so I can help you.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Florida Blue
  • Aetna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield


New Jersey

What our members say about
Heather Brasseur


Jan 12, 2024

Heather is always supportive and patient


Dec 11, 2023

Heather is always available, supportive and professional.


Nov 17, 2023

Heather fully supports my son during his treatment and listens to him about his challenges and achievements.


Oct 20, 2023

Heather is AMAZING!!!


Oct 18, 2023

Heather is an extremely skilled clinician. My son trusts her and feels at ease talking to her.


Sep 07, 2023

Heather is the best!


Jun 18, 2023

Heather was a saving grace when I was at my worst. She helped me devise exposures and gave me other tools to assist with my relationship OCD. I will have to change therapists due to suddenly having to move states, but I will really miss Heather!


May 10, 2023

My therapist, Heather has been the main reason I have developed healthy coping skills in the past few months. I have been going through an important transitional stage of my life and she has graciously taught me helpful strategies for dealing with stressful and anxious emotions. Thank you Heather!!


Apr 06, 2023

Heather is amazing!


Mar 08, 2023

Heather was wonderful as always. She makes my son feel relaxed and heard throughout his session. The only therapist he'll see. Thank you


Mar 06, 2023

Love the therapist!


Mar 03, 2023

Heather is fantastic!


Feb 20, 2023

Great experience with a wonderful human being. I felt like my well-being was a top priority the whole time, even after only meeting.


Feb 06, 2023

very helpful


Jan 03, 2023

Heather has always been a great help and a huge support. Full of knowledge and guiding me through ERP


Dec 07, 2022

Heather is understanding and extremely knowledgeable. She is patient and considerate.


Oct 24, 2022

Awesome therapist!


Sep 22, 2022

Heather is an excellent therapist, really cares and goes the extra mile to help.


Sep 07, 2022

Heather was great And asked me great questions which made me think about my issues


Sep 07, 2022

Heather was fantastic. Very kind, attentive and professional.


Sep 02, 2022

Excellent therapist.


Aug 10, 2022

She was great, I am feeling hopeful. But I really need several sessions per week as I am at a tense time. She scheduled the next one for September. Can someone check if my insurance covers several sessions per week?


Jul 14, 2022

Heather was positive, respectful and encouraging as always. Fantastic therapist.


Jul 06, 2022

She was great. I feel so hopeful.


Jul 06, 2022

Mrs. Brasseur was very understanding. I can not wait to see how things turn out with my ocd.


Jun 24, 2022

Very nice and understanding therapist.


Jun 08, 2022



Jun 08, 2022

I have noticed a marked improvement in my headspace since I've started therapy.


Jun 07, 2022

Another great session with Heather, as the sessions continue we get deeper into really working on ways to help and she tailors the session to really helping and providing helpful insight and instruction to my own specific types of OCD.


Jun 03, 2022

Heather has been such a wonderful therapist for me and her help has been priceless to me


May 31, 2022

Heather is very kind and patient. I do not feel judged and I feel comfortable telling her my issues. She is knowledgeable about OCD and guides me through ERP slowly.


May 31, 2022

Heather is a great therapist, she is caring and compassionate, and offers a lot of helpful insight and instruction, this is my 3rd session with her, and they are only getting better!


May 16, 2022

I really enjoy our sessions, love doing therapy again still 😁


May 13, 2022

My therapist, Heather, is very nice and understanding. She is knowledgeable in the area of OCD and non-judgemental. She is helping me find the tools to overcome my issues. So happy to have a safe community like NOCD.


May 11, 2022

Heather is very attentive, knowledgeable, and non-judgmental. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs treatment!


May 09, 2022

I love doing therapy again, she's the best therapist I've had and I'm excited to keep going.


Apr 27, 2022

I always enjoy our sessions 😁


Apr 18, 2022

I really enjoy talking with Heather, she's the best therapist I've probably had, glad I'm doing therapy.


Apr 06, 2022

I really enjoy talking with Heather, she's the beat therapist I've had in a long time and I definitely really want to continue!


Mar 30, 2022

I felt like I finally had a real conversation with the first therapist I've seen in a while and I haven't done therapy in a while and I'm definitely ready to continue it. I'm thankful for her, I want to do more sessions now


Mar 30, 2022

Even though I was anxious to share at first, my therapist heard me out and addressed all my concerns.


Feb 16, 2022

Heather is a wonderful therapist. She has made my daughter feel at ease and helped her get her OCD under control. We highly recommend her.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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