Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Nicholas Farrell, Clinical Director - East Region, Licensed OCD Therapist

Nicholas Farrell


Clinical Director - East Region


Treating OCD and related conditions is my passion. The reward of guiding those with OCD is a great feeling that comes along with helping members make a great improvement in the quality of their lives. In my experience with ERP, I have seen how it reliably produces good results. It's important to me that I hear your story and learn from you about how we can collaborate to make the changes you’re wanting to see. You’ll find me genuinely authentic, with an approach that blends empathy with firm guidance. I want to be able to look at you honestly and explain what we’ll need to accomplish in order to maximize success. We’ll collaborate from session to session and put you on the path to leaving your OCD challenges behind you.

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Dr. Nicholas Farrell is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Regional Clinical Director at NOCD where he provides clinical leadership and direction for teletherapy services. He is a recognized expert in researching and treating OCD and other related conditions. 

He has published numerous scholarly works, including peer-review journal articles, book chapters, and books, and he frequently gives presentations at international conferences on maximizing the effectiveness of treatment for OCD and related conditions. He also has a wealth of experience designing and overseeing several successful training programs that have enhanced the dissemination of evidence-based treatment for OCD.


  • Causal attributions and OCD treatment response:

    A linguistic analysis of OCD patients' self-reported etiological explanations in intensive residential treatment

    Ching, T. W., Pinciotti, C. M., & Farrell, N. R. (2022)

  • Online video teletherapy treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder using exposure and response prevention:

    Clinical outcomes from a retrospective longitudinal observational study. 
Journal of Medical Internet Research

    Feusner, J. D., Farrell, N. R., Kreyling, J., McGrath, P. B., Rhode, A., Faneuff, T., Lonsway, S., Mohideen, R., Jurich, J., Trusky, L., & Smith, S. M. (2022)

  • Is Less Really More? Analysis of Brief, Intensive Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

    Riemann, B. C., David, S. J., Farrell, N. R., & Bailey, B. E. (2021)

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wisconsin - Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)



What our members say about
Nicholas Farrell


Aug 16, 2023

Exactly what I was looking for!


Jun 06, 2023

Extremely helpful!


May 08, 2023

I very much appreciate Nick’s help.


May 03, 2023

Nick is very clear and helpful.


Apr 26, 2023

Nick was very helpful and listening to my specific concerns and questions regarding the video I watched and regarding my interpretation of the video and his treatment of obsessions and compulsions. He also offered a structure on how to progress and made a lot of sense to me and included me in the process of deciding if the structure would work. I am very grateful for his approach and his help.


Dec 14, 2022

Nick was so helpful, he is so organized and is phenomenal at designing the session to be tailored to my needs. he can paraphrase what I say so well, its incredible!


Jul 15, 2022


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