Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Shawna Ecklind, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Shawna Ecklind


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


As a therapist, I'm really collaborative and like to use humor a lot. Whatever you bring, I'll start where you are and go from there, having as much fun as possible. Therapy will stress you out and make you do things you don't want to do, but also we can have some fun in that too. Outside of work, most of my life is spent chasing an 11-month-old around and saying 'No, don't eat that!' I love to extreme-coupon and save money. It's one of my favorite things to do.

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It's super-rewarding to see how quickly changes can happen in therapy, and watching people grow. People just have so much hopelessness, and within months they have a whole new outlook on life. That is beautiful.

Get to know Shawna Ecklind

I was working in law enforcement as a dispatcher. I wanted to help people, but that wasn't really helping people. It wasn't fulfilling for me. So I went back to school and found my passion in being a therapist.

When I learned about ERP, I wanted to give it a try, and I absolutely love it. It's super rewarding to see how quickly changes can happen and to watch people grow. I've seen 18-year-olds who had no hope for the future enrolling in school now and talking about dating—things that weren't even on their radar when we first started therapy. People have so much hopelessness, and within months they have a whole new outlook on life. That is beautiful.

Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, and trauma. I've worked in the foster care system and with sexual assault and human trafficking. Substance abuse, depression, and anxiety run in my family, and my family didn't believe in addressing mental health: 'we don't share what's going on in our house, or with us, with other people.' It's made me understand the hesitancy to get help, to talk to strangers. I don't expect people to show up and spill everything. Sometimes it takes time to get there, and that's okay.

It's going to be hard. I'm going to ask you to face things that you haven't been facing. But the results are 100% worth it. The analogy I use is that you will go from hearing screaming all day to just whispers you don't notice.

Let's start by sharing where you want to share. You don't have to share everything. When we first meet, I'm a stranger. I don't like to share all my details with a stranger either. So let's get to know each other and see where that goes. Start where you want to start.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Magellan
  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Regence Blue Cross



What our members say about
Shawna Ecklind


Jan 25, 2024

I feel tremendously supported by my therapist, Shawna Ecklind. She has helped me create a much better existence in life and a better self esteem for myself.


Jan 17, 2024

Shawna is amazing! Super skilled, open to growing with me - very thankful for NOCD 🙏


Dec 06, 2023

I am so blessed to have had Shawna Ecklind assigned to me as my OCD Therapist. She is absolutely wonderful and has helped me tremendously with my OCD!!!!


Nov 09, 2023

Ms. Shawna is a miracle worker. She connects very well with my daughter. She makes the impossible seem easy to handle. Her person, expertise and professionalism has helped my daughter and family come a long way. Thank you is not enough to express what my gratitude I have for Ms. Shawna 🙏❤


Nov 08, 2023

I am so grateful 🙏 for my therapist, Shawna Ecklind. She is patient, kind, and motivating with helping me do exposures of intrusive thoughts. She has guided me tremendously in doing intrusive thoughts exposures without allowing me to engage in ressurance seeking nor useless ruminating about what these thoughts and memories may mean. She is guiding me through this very difficult process which no other therapist has ever done so effectively.


Sep 22, 2023

Shawna heard my struggle with getting a clear OCD diagnosis, and made sure to prioritize getting me some answers. I felt seen and was relieved to finally receive a diagnosis. She is phenomenal!


Sep 14, 2023

So understanding and comforting. So glad I am going to get the help I need!!


Sep 05, 2023

She is awesome!


Jul 31, 2023

Initial appointment went great. Mostly getting to know the process, but no complaints.


Jul 27, 2023

I have had other therapists, but she is good!


Jul 19, 2023

She genuinely cares and issues no judgement.


Jul 03, 2023

Shawna is Awesome!!!!


Apr 14, 2023

Shawna is amazing! I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling.


Mar 29, 2023

Shawna is by far the best OCD Therapist that I have ever had!!! She is so astute and aware of how the OCD brain works. She knows how to teach her OCD patients the effective strategies needed to overcome the debilitating consequences of OCD!!!! Thank you. Sincerely, Rebecca Brand 😊


Mar 23, 2023

So far so good. She is very well organized in getting my treatment plan together. Am very hopeful and believe she will help me finally find some relief.


Mar 07, 2023

She’s incredible and helping me through exposures and is a really thorough OCD therapistz


Feb 28, 2023

Shawna is always wonderful and connects very well with my daughter. Without her support my daughter wouldn't be flourishing as she has. Thank you Shawna. Words cannot express the difference you have made in our lives🙏❤


Feb 16, 2023

Shawna Ecklind has been a lifesaver for me in regard to helping me out of the Black Hole of OCD.


Jan 17, 2023

Ms. Shawna is Awesome!!! Thank you for all you help and support.


Jan 05, 2023

Shawna is amazing! She is insightful, funny, compassionate, and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to my friends.


Nov 21, 2022

Shawna Ecklind, is a Beautiful Person overall we are so Thankful and Blessed she is my daughter's therapist. The connection for my daughter to be helped could of only happened through a very professional therapist like Shawna. 🙏💕


Sep 07, 2022

Challenging but good


Jul 21, 2022

Shawna E is very patient


Jun 01, 2022

Very productive session!!!!


May 24, 2022

Shawna is absolutely wonderful!!!!


Apr 11, 2022

Shawna is always Awesome!!!!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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