OCD therapist Leah Houghton, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Leah Houghton

Licensed Therapist, LCSW • (She/Her)

University of Missouri-Kansas City

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My experience with treating OCD:

I've been a licensed clinical social worker since 2007, treating people at crisis mental health and inpatient mental health facilities, handling a wide range of cases that include OCD. I've helped people avoid hospitalization by recognizing their OCD symptoms, leading them to the right type of care. Now that I specialize in treating OCD, I can use the most effective form of therapy known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) to help you get your life back from OCD.


About Me

As a parent with a child that has OCD, I know how well ERP works. I also know how important it is to have a safe space to do ERP, because you're placed in a challenging position as you're exposed to some of your biggest fears. In my sessions, you'll find a non-judgemental space so that you can feel comfortable opening up about your OCD. That way, we can work together to meet your ultimate goal of managing OCD on your own. You'll find me to be compassionate, trustworthy, and empathetic. I fully believe that everyone deserves to live a full, healthy, and successful life, and I can't wait to help you find success in overcoming OCD.

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What our members say about
Leah Houghton


Apr 27, 2021

Really impressed so far with the insight and professionalism. I’ve only had 2 sessions so far and already seeing improvement.


Jul 13, 2021

Leah is awesome! I felt very comfortable with her and she is super helpful. I found her to be very easy to talk to.


Sep 08, 2021

Leah has truly transformed my life. She is thoughtful, kind, knowledgable, helpful, and the best therapist I have ever had. I have made so much progress already in the short months of seeing her.

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