Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Gwen Blake, Licensed Therapist, Ed.S., LPC, CCATP-CA, SAC, AFP, CZT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Gwen Blake

Licensed Therapist, Ed.S., LPC, CCATP-CA, SAC, AFP, CZT


I am a relational counselor. To me, rapport is the most important thing. I seek out connection and a good therapeutic relationship: this ERP is yours. It is not mine. Let's come up with ideas together, discuss and collaborate. Outside of work, I'm the mom of a teenager, and I love to do art journaling, needle felting, and outdoor activities like kayaking.

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It's such a wonderful thing to see people come in at the end of therapy and say, “That doesn't bother me. I don't think about that anymore.” It's exciting to see the relief on people's faces. They're so happy that thoughts aren't haunting them anymore. I love to be a part of that journey.

Get to know Gwen Blake

It was a natural progression in my life. I love people, and I love being a helper. Therapy is a beautiful way to unwind people’s problems and bring them clarity.

It's a good challenge for therapists to do things on a more behavioral level, to understand problems and step into them in a different way. With ERP, you can be more direct with the behaviors that result from anxiety than other ways I've moved through therapy with clients. It's such a wonderful thing to see people come in at the end of therapy and say, 'That doesn't bother me. I don't think about that anymore.' It's exciting to see the relief on people's faces. They're so happy that thoughts aren't haunting them anymore. I love to be a part of that journey.

I've done a lot of work with anxiety, trauma, and addiction. I’m passionate about helping people who are surviving and healing from trauma and anxiety. I'm very intrigued by the impact trauma has on people's lives, how one event can really change the trajectory of someone's life in such a meaningful and impactful way.

It's important to know that it is targeted. It is behavioral. But it's also very flexible and personal. The work you do with NOCD is very specialized. We can really pinpoint issues and dig in to work on them. It's a short-term therapy, working toward a long-term life of relief and freedom from the obsessions and intrusive thoughts you're struggling with.

Believe me when I say I'm not here to judge you. Your intrusive thoughts are not thoughts that you want to have. They're thoughts that kind of sneak in, and they're unwanted. We want to make them take up less of your life. My job is to help with that. My job is not to judge them.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)


New Jersey

What our members say about
Gwen Blake


Dec 14, 2023

Great a helping me with my ocd


Nov 15, 2023

Gwen is very supportive and has really helped me. I’m very happy with her and our progress!


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Sep 12, 2023

Gwen is an amazing therapist. She makes you feel comfortable and heard, and never judges. I’m glad she’s here to help me on my journey!


Sep 08, 2023

Gwen intently listened to my multiple problems.


Aug 28, 2023

Gwen helped me more than words can express. I really needed her today.


Jul 31, 2023

Gwen lovingly holds space for me, empathizes, and challenges me. My OCD symptoms are less severe after working with her for several months now. Doing this work is so worth it! Highly recommend.


Jun 22, 2023

Gwen is fantastic. She is gentle and kind but also educates and challenges when needed. I’m so glad I have her on my treatment team. I have had some of the BIGGEST releases in my therapy journey in my life with her. She has many tools in her toolbox and I’m always SO GLAD I came to session after, even on days when I’m not particularly feeling up to it.


Jun 14, 2023

Wish I would have found Gwen so much sooner ! I feel heard , and for once I can say that I’m seeing a change in me, thanks Gwen !!


Mar 22, 2023



Mar 14, 2023

Gwen was very kind and empathetic to my emotions and very personable.


Mar 08, 2023

I felt she was very kind and well versed in trauma and addiction, two of my comorbidities. She also respects my trans identity and pronouns


Mar 06, 2023

Miss Gwen has not given up on me like other therapists have and I really appreciate her time and patience!


Feb 07, 2023

Gwen is just amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable about OCD/ERP and is great at what she does. She is kind, straightforward, and you can tell that she really cares about her clients wellbeing. She has helped me so much in these past few months working with her!


Feb 07, 2023

Gwen and I continue to work on exposures. She’s always been extremely kind, understanding, and feel like I can be very open with her.


Jan 31, 2023

Gwen and I are continuing exposure. As always, she has been very kind and understanding. I look forward to doing more work with her!


Jan 24, 2023

Gwen and I just began the first step towards exposure. As always, she’s been very kind and understanding!


Jan 12, 2023

Gwen is very patient and understanding. She will never judge you for your thoughts or emotions.


Jan 10, 2023

Gwen has a style that really helps you to focus during ERP.


Jan 07, 2023

Gwen is great! Will never be able to say enough how good she is at what she does!


Jan 04, 2023

I just had my first session with Gwen. She has a very pleasant and funny personality, and I’m feeling more comfortable letting out my thoughts and feelings to her. I’m looking forward to our next session next week!


Jan 04, 2023

Miss Gwen is the best therapist that I’ve ever had and I’ve had many. Wish I could keep her long term!


Dec 28, 2022

Gwen is the best therapist that I have ever had. We’ve really developed a wonderful therapist/client relationship. She goes at a comfortable for me pace with my ERP. Love her!


Dec 17, 2022

I love Miss Gwen! Very knowledgeable,personable, and doesn’t make me feel like a burden.


Nov 29, 2022

Gwen has taught me ERP. I was doing it wrong for years. She is encouraging and caring. I like her very much. I’ve had OCD for over 50 years and she seems to be helping me.


Nov 22, 2022

Miss Gwen continues to challenge me


Nov 19, 2022

Miss Gwen is awesome!


Nov 09, 2022

I was really nervous to start OCD therapy especially because ERP is a new modality for me, but Gwen really helped me feel seen and heard right from the first minute of our session! I actually feel hopeful that I can get through this even though it will be hard work because now I feel less alone with the NOCD community. Gwen was very kind, empathetic, and attentive the whole session and I felt like I could share about my issues without judgement. I look forward to this journey!


Oct 28, 2022

Gwen is the best therapist I have ever had and I have had a lot! Kind, caring, and compassion


Oct 28, 2022

Gwen is the absolute best OCD therapist that I could have been matched with. So caring and kind.


Jun 27, 2022

My therapist Gwen is excellent in listening to the problem and then dissecting, clarifying when its difficult for me to explain my thoughts. She is understanding, compassionate and never judgmental. She challenges me and my thoughts and is more than willing to be there every step of the way.


May 23, 2022

Thank you Gwen!


Apr 20, 2022

Gwen is supportive and makes it ok to be as you are!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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