Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Terra Yott, Master of Social Work (MSW), Registered Social Worker (RSW), Licensed OCD Therapist

Terra Yott


Master of Social Work (MSW), Registered Social Worker (RSW)


I approach everything I do from my indigenous cultural worldview, which means that I understand all of us in relation to each other and everything around us. I believe I have a responsibility to bring the best version of myself, every day, into the work I do with others.

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I understand that therapy is a process, and experiences don't look the same for everyone. We will work at your pace. Even the smallest changes, when done consistently each day, can create a significant impact in your life.

Get to know Terra Yott

Personally, I experienced childhood trauma. Therapy helped me learn so much about myself, and I wanted to help other people do the same. I often share my own experiences to help people make connections between their experiences and their patterns of behavior. I then teach strategies and tools for people to live more optimal lives with less struggle. I get as much out of sharing stories about myself as I do from people sharing their stories with me. I have extensive experience with friends, family, and my own children having a range of mental health issues, including trauma, personality and mood disorders, anxiety, sexual abuse, and substance abuse. That drew me into this field, and it's why I'm so passionate about it.

I see OCD increasing in prevalence. It's a barrier that keeps people from doing the things they love. It gets in the way of work, planning, reaching goals, setting rules, and enjoying family and leisure activities. The response to ERP—the work that can be done to improve OCD in a relatively short period of time—motivates me to continue. Science shows us how effective ERP is. And in my personal experience working with people with OCD, I've never seen any therapy like it. ERP gives you a set of tools and a solid understanding of how your mind works—your thought processes and your fears. You can apply that to other areas of your life, as well. That is so impressive to me.

Anxiety, trauma—intergenerational trauma, specifically—relationships, family discord, and mood disorders. Family discord is a big focus for me. Being connected culturally to my indigenous community, and understanding my own family dynamics and personal history, helps me to understand that there's an interplay between all of those elements of our lives.

Be prepared to commit to the work. It's not an enormous amount of work—even the smallest changes, when done consistently each day, can create a significant impact in our lives. But you must be ready to start. You can do it at your own pace, but be committed.

Tell me that. Let's have open communication. Say 'I'm afraid to share' or 'I'm not ready to share,' and we'll work with what we can. We will work at your pace, so you can become comfortable over time.

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What our members say about
Terra Yott


Feb 05, 2024

Terra is an amazing therapist who has such a big heart. She is sincere, non-judgemental and truly cares for and encourages her clients to reach their therapy goals. She has a realness about her that makes you feel more comfortable to share and open up in a situation where it is such a difficult thing to do. She is very knowledgeable about OCD and always offers such good advice and insight. I truly appreciate our sessions, they are life changing.


Jan 11, 2024

I’m very grateful for everything I’ve learned from Terra so far. OCD is no longer at the forefront of my life, but we’re continuing to work on managing the symptoms and improving other issues that may arise. 😊


Nov 20, 2023

My therapist Terra was the first person I could open up to truthfully about my situation. Through a lot of trial and error from other therapists I think I finally found one to help me. Terra is very kind and an excellent listener. She understands and is very knowledgeable about OCD. She even goes the extra mile to keep in contact regularly which is amazing. Thank you Terra


Nov 01, 2023

I love working with Terra. I feel hopeful about the direction we’re heading towards :)


Sep 29, 2023

Terra is amazing thanks very much for help with my daughter. We tried other in person therapists with no success. Terra was knowledgeable, empathetic and effective. I am confident my child has the tools she needs to deal with OCD.


Sep 15, 2023

Terra is so amazing! She helps me so much and I am thankful for all that she does.


Aug 25, 2023

My first session with Terra was great!


Aug 17, 2023

She made me feel safe when we were discussing my worst fears and triggers.


Aug 10, 2023

I always feel supported and motivated during our sessions!


Aug 07, 2023

The program and online availability is a good idea. However, this did not work for me. I found that listing all my issues in prep for ERP online and doing all my OCD issues in one go was too much for me and it made me worse and set me back. I think this program is more suited for this with mild to moderate OCD severity. I am now working with a therapist in person and we are finding the right balance with ERP for me that doesn’t set me back. Finally, the cost of this online service is too much. For the same money, I can see an OCD psychologist (not a social worker or therapist with ocd training) in person, which is more beneficial. If the cost was lower, I may have stuck with it. Hope this review helps other determine best treatment they need with their OCD.


Aug 02, 2023

So grateful to be working with Terra. She's very encouraging and knows how to challenge you without it feeling too overwhelming. I can already feel a big improvement in my symptoms!


Jul 26, 2023

Terra is very knowledgeable and understanding. We’re already creating an exposure plan and I feel so hopeful that I can beat my OCD!


Jul 19, 2023

I would recommend NOCD to anyone struggling with OCD and more specifically I would recommend my therapist to anyone!


Jul 19, 2023

I’ve never felt so great in my life. It’s incredibly hard to do ERP but it is so worth it. I noticed a huge difference even after the first time doing it. Now I can get intrusive thoughts, acknowledge them, and move on. They don’t repeat in my head anymore. My therapist was absolutely AMAZING and the price is extremely fair. Pricing is in USD so make sure you check what the price will be in your currency


Jul 18, 2023

Super kind and supportive


Jun 06, 2023

Terra is an amazing therapist. She has helped me overcome so much, through some of my darkest days. Thank you so very much Terra!


Feb 16, 2023

Just wanted to express how grateful I am to have met and worked with Terra!! She is insightful , educated and companionate I have felt extremely supported on my journey to recovery Cheryl


Jan 10, 2023

I wanted to share my expirience with Terra, she truly made me realize that i can deal with all this difficult emotions and obsesions. She open a new perspective for me and im forever grateful for that. ♥️


Dec 14, 2022

I loved my session of talking to her and how compassionate, very caring, patience, and etc.


Nov 23, 2022

Great first session with Terra! Thank you for your compassion, professionalism, and for sharing your knowledge.


Oct 20, 2022

Tarra is clearly knowledgeable and well trained in what she does. I feel comfortable in my sessions and feel safe to share. I felt validated and heard...never judged :)


Aug 21, 2022

If you're looking for a therapist who truly cares and can help you, Terra is one of the best you can work with. Not only did she help me objectively understand OCD, and clearly show me how to implement the right tools and resources... but towards the end of our process, she also helped me integrate the emotional lessons that I likely would not have done so myself. She is incredibly flexible, empathetic, transparent, and holistic (this is key) as a person and a therapist. So while everyone's situation is unique, I'm confident she can help stir you in the right direction and ignite the internal transformation you may be looking for.


Feb 02, 2022

Terra has been a tremendous source of support for me, in the few weeks that we have been working together. She has been amazingly responsive and intuitive about me. She has provided me with several strategies and resources to address my specific concerns and issues. She also responds to me very quickly when I have trouble navigating through exercises in the app which has helped a lot! It is clear that Terra has had a lot of experience with others that share the same issues as I do, and she helps me face my fears and OCD without giving “reassurance”. Like many others I was nervous and skeptical starting this new journey into therapy but I believe being matched with the right therapist really helps a lot! I still have a long way to go and boy, it’s not easy! but working with someone who is down to earth and knowledgeable as Terra, really makes me feel confident and hopeful. I have had a wonderful experience with Terra, and I look forward to our sessions together.

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Languages spoken

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