Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Teda Kokoneshi, Licensed Therapist, LMHC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Teda Kokoneshi


Licensed Therapist, LMHC


I love specializing in OCD, because there is an evidence-based treatment that works. There has rarely been anyone who didn't benefit, at least a little bit, from treatment. I look forward to providing you with empathy and motivation as we practice exposures that can reduce your OCD symptoms. Outside of work, I like writing poetry and going to open mics in my area to read in front of an audience, just to challenge myself to share my work.

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I love seeing how far into the recovery journey people who struggle with OCD can go. They can go from OCD having completely taken over their lives to a point where it's something they manage very easily.

Get to know Teda Kokoneshi

Ever since I was a child, I've always been fascinated with how the mind works. Sometimes things didn't make sense to me, and I wanted to find out why people behave in the ways they do.

Therapy makes such a difference in people's lives. I like that there is an evidence-based treatment that has never failed me in my work with members who have OCD. There has rarely been anyone who didn't benefit, at least a little bit, from treatment. I love seeing how far into the recovery journey people who struggle with OCD can go. They can go from OCD having completely taken over their lives to a point where it's something they manage very easily.

Particularly trauma, depression, and several anxiety disorders. I treat social anxiety, generalized anxiety—basically any anxiety-related disorder.

When you're learning to play the piano, if you start by trying to play a Mozart sonata, you might get discouraged because your newly acquired skills aren't enough to help you play like a concert pianist. Similarly, when you try ERP, you might get discouraged in the beginning. But you have just started practicing. Don't allow initial barriers to discourage you from continuing to practice ERP. The more you practice, the better you get, and the more results you will see.

Building rapport between us is very important. In fact, studies have shown that regardless of the modality of treatment, the rapport between client and counselor is what tends to make the biggest difference in terms of progress. So I will focus on rapport-building if you're having a hard time sharing your feelings.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • Moda Health
  • Aetna



What our members say about
Teda Kokoneshi


Apr 20, 2024

Over the course of 21 sessions I didn’t learn much, but holy cow is it expensive. I missed one session and they were quick to charge an expensive missed appointment fee with no waiver. They must book back to back because my counselor was 3-8 minutes late to numerous sessions including shorter 30 minute sessions, meaning I was paying for someone else’s time.


Jan 25, 2024

Teda continues to provide invaluable assistance as I transition away from OCD and towards something better.


Oct 11, 2023

Teda continues to be an absolute blessing in trying times.


Aug 22, 2023

My therapist always does such an amazing job at making me feel seen and heard and provides me with great guidance and advice.


Aug 03, 2023

Ms. Teda is AMAZING!!!!!


Jun 28, 2023

Teda is brilliant, she helped me when I thought all hope was long lost.


May 23, 2023

Teda is excellent, very informative and patient.


Apr 28, 2023

Very kinda, very knowledgeable.


Apr 24, 2023

Teda is the best, she is super encouraging and takes the time to validate me when I am discouraged, then makes sure we positively move forward. When I’m having a hard time she gently guides me back on track and encourages me to be in the present moment. She listens well and I feel I can always be honest with her :)


Apr 11, 2023

Teda is incredible and I’m truly blessed to have her as a therapist


Mar 10, 2023

Teda really challenges me to push through my blocks.


Feb 03, 2023

She took extra time after session to ask me how I felt about our therapeutic rapport, and if there was anything I’d like to change. She is always listening and valuing what I have to say. She’s helped me recover so much through ERP and I’m forever grateful to her


Jan 26, 2023

Teda is absolutely wonderful, she listens, and offers insight on things when I don’t understand. I am so pleased to have gotten her. I look forward to our journey together


Jan 24, 2023

First therapist our daughter has been willing to speak to without panic and rage


Jan 17, 2023

Teda is excellent. Straight to the point no wasted time. No other therapist has actually helped me but things are going forward with progress so far! 🙏


Jan 10, 2023

Today I think I did some ERP that was a bit too high above of my current level but other than that amazing therapist!


Dec 14, 2022

Ms. Teda has changed our lives - she is awesome!


Nov 17, 2022

Ms. Teda is fantastic and has helped Ashley so very much!!


Nov 16, 2022

I’ve only had a few sessions but Teda has been great so far! I get more and more comfortable each session. She makes you feel like no obsession is too weird to be treated.


Nov 11, 2022

Teda did a fantastic job guiding me through what the process entails. I felt I had a very tangible sense of what was going on and feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel.


Nov 04, 2022

I felt more understood in this introductory session than I have in other therapy. Teda is great!


Nov 01, 2022

Ms. Teda is AMAZING!!


Oct 27, 2022

Best Therapist; always listens and offer constructive feedback 😊. She is AWESOME 😎🔥🔥🔥


Sep 22, 2022

Teda is the one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. Best of all time!!!


Sep 20, 2022

Our therapist was AMAZING and I am very excited for the future!


Sep 09, 2022

I feel like this could be the help that I am looking for


Jul 21, 2022

Teda is kind, patient, resourceful, and understanding. An absolute pleasure to work with.


Jul 13, 2022

Teda listens to everything I have to say and shows me both concern and understanding. I think things are progressing along smoothly.


Jul 13, 2022

I am sure she is a great therapist, but I felt like this was a questionnaire interview rather than a therapy session. It’s only my second session but I had to ask a lot of questions as to why she was asking me what she was asking me. Also talks really fast and could not understand her.


Jun 29, 2022

There were too.many sessions on the intake. My daughter does not seem to click with the therapist.


Jun 28, 2022

Teda rocks and me and my family truly are grateful for her help.


Jun 23, 2022

Body language, smirks without knowing it was being done, yawns. She is great but I want to let her know that when I say I’m already trying out some of the suggestions,I’m not disregarding or disrespectful of her guiding me through it. I only help myself too outside therapy sessions and the ocd has run it’s course and this phase is off. Don’t know if it starts again in future, keeping my fingers crossed


Jun 14, 2022

Awesome therapy session


Apr 07, 2022

Great therapist!


Mar 25, 2022

Teda is great!!


Feb 08, 2022

I’m extremely happy to have been matched with my therapist Teda. She has been so responsive and supportive to me. I feel like I’ve made a tremendous amount of progress because of the tools she has given me. Very grateful to have this therapy. I couldn’t imagine a better fit to help me manage my OCD.


Jan 07, 2022

Wonderful therapist, she makes me feel safe and heard every single session. She’s consultant and remembers lots of small details about my story


Jan 03, 2022

Very kind and generous with her words and time.


Dec 30, 2021

The anxiety leading up to my appointment was consuming.. It was much harder anticipating the session than being in it. My therapist was kind, listened at tentatively and was thorough

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Languages spoken

  • Albanian,
  • English,
  • Italian

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