Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Lauren Lake, Licensed Therapist, LCPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Lauren Lake


Licensed Therapist, LCPC


Before working with NOCD, I treated people at an outpatient mental health clinic for many mental health issues, including OCD. I also worked at a non-profit organization offering assistance to those in need. Helping people achieve their goals and get better is part of my journey. I know you may be feeling scared or apprehensive, but I know we can work together to tackle your fears and teach you how to manage them. I also have experience as a client of therapy, so I know exactly what it feels like to be on the other side of treatment. You’ll find me to be a great listener, fully engaged with a calming presence. I’m driven to produce results, and using ERP allows me to get those results for you. Let’s work together to put your OCD troubles behind you.

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What our members say about
Lauren Lake


Nov 16, 2023

Miss Lauren is just awesome!!! I'm so grateful to have such a person on this journey, always look forward to therapy with her.


Sep 13, 2023

This was super helpful as a mom who has a son with OCD. Hearing about all of the OCDs helped with perspective and I am hoping will give my son some encouragement. Lauren was approachable. She was understanding. She was kind. I do think my own research of OCD was helpful going in. This is scary for everyone involved. My hope is that my son will do this so he can get his life back. Thank you Lauren! 🩷🩷


Aug 24, 2023

Always amazing therapists. I’ve been too lazy to give feedback but seriously my therapist is the best I’ve ever had. Each session she is 5/5 stars.


Jul 19, 2023

My session was beautiful with Lauren! She asked great questions and was a great listener. Excited to start my therapy with her support!


Jul 18, 2023

This is what we’ve been looking for.


Jul 17, 2023

First point is that we stopped because Nat went to camp for a month and we were having a hard time getting her to come to her sessions (and ended up paying $400 for missed sessions). We would like to pick back up when she returns. That said, we will be requesting a different therapist. The main challenge we had is that our therapist tried too hard to get Nat to declare that certain normal behaviors were actually a manifestation of her OCD. A recent example of this was when Nat said she had some concerns about getting sick prior to a trip to Africa. Her therapist suggested this was irrational and should be one focus of treatment whereas Nat suggested that her concerns were normal. What was more concerning about this particular interaction, however, was Nat’s feeling that the therapist was implying that she was bigoted for thinking that her risk of catching a disease was greater in Africa than in the U.S. Of course, it is far, far greater in Africa - which is why we have to get special innoculations, can’t drink the water (even locals drink the water only sparingly) and have to be very careful with the food we eat there. I say this as someone who has worked for years in South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Republic of Congo, and works with the ministries of health in each of those countries as well as others. I personally know people who have returned with intractable diseases and parasitic infections that alter life permanently. It is accepted fact that when people travel to different places, they usually do not have the immunity built up to the local pathogens. It is also true that sanitation and food safety in Africa are nowhere near where they are in the West. Anyone who has traveled knows this and its not a sign of prejudice to act accordingly or to openly state such things. Yet Nat felt as though she were being accused of either being ignorant, bigoted, or that she was lying about this being a source of her anxiety. None of those things were the case. Naturally, this made Nat very uncomfortable as you can imagine, particularly the implication that she was being small minded and bigoted. It’s possible this is why I couldn’t get her to attend her last two sessions. Either way, we still have confidence in the NOCD approach and we don’t want to give up. Sometimes it just takes awhile to find a therapist you click with. We hope we can find another NOCD therapist sometime in August.


May 23, 2023

Was my first appointment, I have hope again, I feel heard and seen, even had a good laugh! Scared but very ready for this journey, thank you!!


May 22, 2023

at first, the standard questions, rubbed me wrong.... and then I came to the realization that those questions were meant to give background. And Lauren was able to recognize another problem and that was really good news.


Apr 06, 2023

Lauren was able to help me see things I couldn’t see before, her insights have been so incredibly valuable in my journey towards managing my OCD (and so many other aspects in my life). I feel guided and supported more than I ever have before. Lauren is honest, says the hard things that need to be heard, but they are said with nothing but kindness and a genuine desire to see improvement and greater quality of life in her patients.


Mar 02, 2023

Lauren takes the time to fully understand my needs and concerns.


Feb 28, 2023

Lauren is a wonderful listener. I felt completely safe sharing thoughts and feelings with her.


Jan 25, 2023

My therapist is very knowledgeable about the disorder.


Jan 23, 2023

I really like Lauren and I would love to have her again. With scheduling it might not work, but I am glad I had my first session with her.


Oct 11, 2022

Lauren is creative, friendly, enthusiastic and thorough. I feel like she cares about my success and I trust she can help me get there. I see big improvements already. Thank you, Lauren!


Jun 08, 2022

She’s very sweet and very calm. It makes for a very calm learning and therapeutic environment, even at home! She’s dedicated to helping me and truly listens and wants what is best for you!


Apr 21, 2022

Excellent therapist!


Mar 15, 2022

Lauren is so patient and really does her best to help me identify my mental compulsions. I know I’m a tough case and it will take time, but I’m hopeful Lauren can help me get there. She’s great!


Jan 05, 2022

Still very unsure of everything at the moment I still feel unsure that this will help but as time goes on hopefully I’ll feel more confident


Dec 16, 2021

Great session. Exposure and Response is the way to go.

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