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

Kenneth Hosier


Licensed Therapist, LMHC, LPC


I’ve always wanted to help people, but my earlier professions didn’t allow me to make the positive changes that I wanted for people, so I turned to become a therapist. I’m passionate about helping people, and I want to bring my drive to help you reach your goals. I can do that with ERP therapy, but I need to hear about the OCD experiences you’re going through, causing you shame. I can offer you a space that’s non-judgemental for you to open up and be yourself. I also have other specialized training that may help you a great deal. Most importantly, I’m here to help you find your way out from OCD’s shadow and into a better place. This is something I know we can do together.

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It's not my job to judge anybody or where they come from. It's my job to help get you through it, and what I love about working with NOCD members is that I get to see real change. I see change with everybody I work with.

Get to know Kenneth Hosier

Many years ago, I worked with kids in juvenile court and as a probation officer. In those roles, I felt like I wasn't knowledgeable enough to make a strong enough impact in their lives. I wanted to make a bigger difference. That was really the driving force that motivated me to become a therapist. Plus, anxiety has always been a struggle of mine. I've also had family members who have struggled with substance abuse issues and have seen the effect that it’s had, not just on them but everyone around them. It's made me empathetic as a therapist. It's not my job to judge anybody or where they come from. It's my job to help get you through it.

What I love about working with NOCD is that I get to see real change. With other populations I worked with in the past, I didn’t necessarily see quick progress over short periods of time. But when NOCD members do good exposure exercises, I've seen change quickly. I've seen people who have been on the verge of a nervous breakdown feel totally different in a month, because they did the exposures. The degree of change really depends on how much work the individual puts in, but I see change with everybody I work with.

My main background beyond OCD is in dealing with sexual issues. I treated sex offenders for years, and compulsive sexual behaviors, porn addiction, any kind of addiction to sex. That experience comes in handy when working with people who have sexually intrusive thoughts or other types of taboo thoughts. Sometimes clients are concerned about what role their sexually compulsive behaviors play in their intrusive thoughts, and it's fascinating how these things are connected. I help people work through their intrusive thoughts and their guilt associated with past behavior.

One important part of my approach is truly understanding what's behind everyone's OCD. Even though people may have common subtypes, everyone's OCD is unique to that person. Understanding the individual nuances of a person's OCD really allows me to help them work through it.

I'm going to work with you in any way I can. When we come across obstacles, we're going to work through them together. When we're doing exposures, I want you to be successful. And anytime you’re struggling, we'll figure out what the issues are, and we'll work through them together. ERP is about continuously working through struggles. You’ll always have my support to get through the other side and we’ll keep working, no matter what.

We’ll take things one step at a time. We're going to keep working together until you're comfortable enough to start sharing those thoughts.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Magellan
  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)



What our members say about
Kenneth Hosier


Apr 21, 2024

Ken is an amazing therapist and has an amazing way of approaching ocd grate program


Jan 06, 2024

Ken works well with our daughter and is supportive to us as parents, helping us better understand how to support her.


Aug 16, 2023

Another good session with Ken.


Aug 01, 2023

If NOCD can clone Ken Hosier, that would be ideal, by far, he is the best Therapist that I have ever encountered!


Aug 01, 2023

Ken is always validating for our daughter and is very sensitive about her particular needs.


Jul 31, 2023

Ken was terrific and I am sure he will be able to help me.


Jul 11, 2023

Ken is very competent in his job! I feel confident in his ability to help me help myself. He’s very knowledgeable and tailors therapy and exposures to your needs. I was impressed with how quickly he identified my core issues.


May 30, 2023

Our daughter always feels seen and heard with Ken, and we do too as parents. She had another very nice session today.


May 17, 2023

Ken works very well with our daughter. She is very comfortable with him, and as parents we appreciate his support and insight he gives us.


May 09, 2023

After every session, my son seems empowered, and ready to tackle his ocd. I am so grateful for Ken and all his help!


May 09, 2023

Another very nice session with Ken.


Apr 18, 2023

I am given the information I need to hear, in order to improve!


Apr 11, 2023

Another great session with Kenneth! We are grateful to have found him


Apr 11, 2023

Great connection and Clayton felt very comfortable moving forward


Apr 10, 2023

Both Leyla and we as parents feel seen and heard with Ken. He is an expert at understanding OCD and the many faces it can take.


Mar 30, 2023

Ken works very well with us as parents and our daughter. He is a great support.


Mar 29, 2023

1st session with kenneth was a breath of fresh air. I feel that he is going to be a good fit for my son. My teen felt comfortable and heard. Looking forward to the next session 😊


Mar 21, 2023

Ken is great with Leyla, working on things that concern her along with encouraging her with her ERP.


Mar 09, 2023

Ken is a wonderful therapist. My daughter is often reluctant to do ERP an yet Ken is able to do exposures with her even when she does not realize it. He communicates with her in a way that makes her feel comfortable talking and opening up. She always feels seen and heard in her sessions.


Mar 02, 2023

Ken Hosier is the best at his craft!


Feb 13, 2023

Ken is very good at acknowledging Leyla's feelings and concerns while at the same time encouraging her with her ERP.


Feb 07, 2023

Ken works well with both us a parents and our teenage daughter. He makes us feel part of a team.


Feb 06, 2023

Ken is awesome!


Feb 02, 2023

Leyla had a nice session with Ken today. He really listens to Leyla and taylors the sessions to meet her needs.


Jan 26, 2023

Besides just doing ERP Ken also addresses other underlying issues for our daughter so ERP can be more manageable for her.We appreciate his good work and care for her.


Jan 19, 2023

Ken works very well with our daughter and is supportive to us as parents... another nice session today.


Dec 24, 2022

Ken has been really helpful and has helped me change my relationship with people around me in a good way! I’m a bit better at voicing out my opinions now which I am super happy about ?✨ Still working on the hard subtypes so fingers crossed!


Dec 20, 2022

Ken is a wonderful therapist for my daughter. He understands teenagers an he works really hard in helping her to identify situations that trigger her. He really listens to her with undivided attention, helping her to feel seen and heard.


Dec 06, 2022

Ken always works well with my daughter,drawing her out so he can best meet her needs with ERP.


Nov 29, 2022

Ken always provides both a good listening ear and appropriate exposures. Great therapist!


Nov 15, 2022

Ken is a wonderful, capable, patient therapist.


Oct 18, 2022

Ken is so patient and insightful with my daughter, gradually instilling the needed confidence to do her ERP work.


Oct 13, 2022

Ken always takes his time and really listens. He is always firm but kind and encouraging.


Oct 03, 2022

I am somewhat confused about why rumination wasn’t addressed more directly with Tamra.


Sep 13, 2022

Ken is great! He has been able to give me some very practical therapy exercises and I’m already improving.


Aug 30, 2022

Ken gave me some great ideas and practical steps to take.


Aug 11, 2022

Today’s appointment went really good. Im in a hard place and going through a lost but he is work hard to get things on track with what he can with what we have. Time and patients


Jul 25, 2022

He makes me feel better about myself. He reminds me that I will have setbacks but I have tools to get through it


Jun 13, 2022

Thank you for helping me find happiness.


May 23, 2022

Ken is wonderfully patient with <Name> and gives her plenty of time to respond. He also helps guide us as parents.


May 09, 2022

Thank you for your encouragement during this difficult time.


May 06, 2022

Ken really works with us to help determine how he can best help our daughter through ERP. He is very willing to help in any way. We appreciate his guidance, support, and good work with our daughter


May 03, 2022

Ken is a very insightful, patient, yet motivating therapist. He works very well with my daughter.


May 02, 2022

I’m so touched by your thoughtful attention. Thank you for your help!


Apr 28, 2022

I appreciate you taking your time and energy to help me with this.


Apr 26, 2022

<Name> had a great introductory session. The therapist was able to teach him new vocabulary and techniques that he responded well to. The therapist did a great job at keeping him engaged.


Apr 14, 2022

My daughter has a very kind, motivating therapist. We so much appreciate all his work with her.


Mar 30, 2022

I’m answering for my teenage son. So I can only speak from my point of view. But his therapist gets him to engage and makes him feel comfortable speaking his mind. That’s not always easy with a teenager.


Mar 29, 2022

My daughter is very happy with her therapist. I feel he has great insight as to what she is dealing with.


Mar 24, 2022

It is so nice to finally have someone who has an understanding of what my daughter is going through and a plan of action to move forward (mom commenting for 14yr old daughter). We had a very nice first meeting.


Mar 02, 2022

My therapist got me like no other therapists or people I have cried for help. I will definitely continue working with him. I rejoice and sang after session, as my heart felt hope and validated that I’m not crazy nor alone in this battle.


Feb 09, 2022

I think I have a real good connection with my therapist. He makes me feel comfortable talking about anything and I feel like he really listens to me. I feel like I've made some real progress since I've been seeing him.


Jan 28, 2022

Ken helps so much. Everyday is a mess for me to the point of feeling like I don’t even know myself and he gives me hope.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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