Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Erica Callicoatte Villanueva, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Erica Callicoatte Villanueva


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


As a therapist, I'm warm and empathetic. I can join you where you're at. This is a safe, comfortable space where you can share and know you're not alone. Outside of work, I'm a mother, wife and a cat lover. I have two cats. I love to spend time with them, which helps soothe my anxiety. When I see members have their animals in the background, I know that's family for them too. I like to allow them to have whatever comfort they need with them while they're in session.

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Get to know Erica Callicoatte Villanueva

Early on, I knew I wanted to help people. I enjoy helping others overcome their difficulties, struggles, and trauma. I have seen anxiety disorders and depression among my friends and family. I've seen people struggle internally and alone because they're not ready for help or they're feeling ashamed. I've also seen other people say, 'OK, I know there's treatment. I know I need help, and I'm going to ask for it.' I have anxiety myself. Although I've not been diagnosed with OCD, I know what it's like to struggle with fear and worry that you can't work through it. But I know it's possible, if you're willing to seek help and to do the work.

Working with OCD is a cool challenge. You don't really learn about it in grad school. I had just heard about it as a disorder that not many people knew how to treat. But when I started to research ERP—the opposite of some forms of coping skills, actually helping people expose themselves to their fears—I thought that it was an interesting and different challenge from what I was used to. Since then, I have seen that ERP is very effective, if you consistently put in the work and practice doing exposures on your own.

I have treated anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. I've not only worked with adults, but also with children who, unfortunately, have experienced trauma. I've also helped people who struggle with substance abuse issues work toward sobriety.

You probably know about OCD and ERP already. When we begin, I want to hear what your experiences are first. You know yourself better than I do, so you can really tell me what you need and help guide me in helping you. When it comes to ERP, there is going to be work involved. It's not just a passive talking session. You will need to be motivated. But once you start, you're in good hands. You'll feel safe. You can trust that what you share is private and confidential. You will have help in beating the OCD bully.

You should know that a lot of people have felt the same way. We can explore what's holding you back from opening up. Maybe you had a negative experience in the past. I'd like you to tell me, what is your fear about? What are you worried will happen if you share?

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Anthem Blue Cross - Medicaid
  • Magellan
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Cigna



What our members say about
Erica Callicoatte Villanueva


Sep 13, 2023

I’m optimistic after our session but I did feel like her availability being spaced out was a tiny bit unexpected but I don’t view that necessarily as her problem so much.


Aug 21, 2023

Gemma really enjoyed and gained from her sessions


Aug 10, 2023

Erica made me feel understood and so comfortable. I have huge trust issues and she really helped me open up.


Jun 29, 2023

I had a great session like I told her it’s time for me ,no more being everybody therapist Amen Thanks be to God.


Jun 01, 2023

She’s such an understanding person and makes me feel comfortable with sharing what’s ever on my mind.


Jan 23, 2023

Erica is so sweet and is very driven to help you in any way she can, she’s awesome !


Nov 29, 2022

Erica is a NOCD rockstar.


Nov 21, 2022

I felt comfortable sharing my life and my ocd.


Nov 11, 2022

Erica is always willing to pause and listen. She answers my questions in a way that makes sense to me.


Sep 20, 2022

I’m excited and nervous to start treatment


Aug 31, 2022

She’s really nice and I felt comfortable talking to her about my symptoms which I don’t usually feel


May 05, 2022

I finally feel comfortable speaking my mind after years of getting my OCD dismissed. I feel so relieved.


Apr 26, 2022

Great session!


Apr 18, 2022

My first session was great and I didn’t feel dismissed or told that I was depressed right away.


Mar 29, 2022

Erica has helped me tremendously!


Feb 16, 2022

Erika ROCKS! ❤️


Feb 16, 2022

Erica is so sweet and patient.


Jan 31, 2022

So understanding and non judge mental :)


Jan 19, 2022

Erica is a sweet lady!


Jan 05, 2022

She’s very knowledgeable and understanding.


Dec 29, 2021

So sweet


Dec 22, 2021

She’s always great!


Dec 21, 2021

I look forward to my next visit.

Badges and training


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Languages spoken

  • English

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