Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Danielle McDowell, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Danielle McDowell


Licensed Therapist, LCSW

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I'm a very laid-back therapist. I like to laugh and be comfortable in session. At the same time, I'm going to hold you accountable for the work that we're doing in a funny and supportive way. Outside of work, I am a 500-hour yoga teacher. I've practiced for over 20 years and teach several classes a week. Yoga really engages the mind, body, and spirit. It works in all those areas to make me my healthiest self.

There are no answers to the questions OCD is asking. We have to learn how to sit with the unknown. It's about learning how to ride the waves of the ocean instead of having them crash onto you.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region



What our members say about
Danielle McDowell


Feb 23, 2023

My therapist is so great, she makes me feel heard and understands what im going through. She has been nothing short of amazing.


Jan 22, 2023

Great expertise & knowledge of OCD & comorbities - offered hope for successful treatment


Dec 26, 2022

Danielle is just amazing! I always feel so taken care of ❤️


Oct 30, 2022

My session went very well thank you.


Oct 13, 2022

Danielle is AMAZING


Sep 22, 2022

I love my therapist already. Really looking forward to our next session.


Sep 09, 2022

I feel very confident in my therapist ability to help my child


Aug 29, 2022

I feel that I found the place that will help my child recover.


Jul 19, 2022

Danielle is helping me with working on putting off compulsions in new areas and was helpful in suggesting a slower approach to not napping during the day as my psychiatric suggested.


Jul 05, 2022

Danielle is helping me with exposures and response again and assigning new areas to work on the next 2 weeks.


Jun 28, 2022

Danielle is having me do exposures that will hopefully help me tolerate the uncertainty of the exposure causing harm. She does not force me to do an exposure.


Jun 28, 2022

Reminding me of past techniques and helpful tools. Introducing new ideas


Jun 20, 2022

She is real, raw, open and honest. She reflects and reiterates what I’m saying to make sure she understands me. It feels like she genuinely cares and is motivated to help me get better.


Apr 26, 2022

I really liked how approachable Danielle was. When my therapist comes off as too clinical, I can feel uncomfortable.


Apr 04, 2022

Danielle and I clicked very well, I feel very comfortable with her and know I can share how I’m truly feeling without any judgement.


Mar 30, 2022

She was very thorough, she went above and beyond my expectations for attentiveness!!


Mar 07, 2022

Seems very knowledgeable and easy to talk to ;)


Mar 06, 2022

I leave each session with more confidence and hope for recovery every time. Love it.


Mar 04, 2022

Feel so confident with my progress, thanks to Danielle and the support of the NOCD platform.


Feb 20, 2022

She is so easy to talk to, and does a great job at connecting the dots on the road to managing my OCD. I have already seen improvement in myself and with the “tools” I’ve been given to battle my daily/hourly/minutely reoccurring triggers.


Feb 09, 2022

She created an open and inviting environment to be honest about my situation.


Feb 06, 2022

My session was very good had problems with the tech. problems.


Jan 31, 2022

danielle was super kind and she had a relaxed manner. she made me feel comfortable and that i wasn’t alone. i’m looking forward to continuing care with her!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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