Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Melanie Dideriksen, Licensed Therapist, LPC, CAADC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Melanie Dideriksen


Licensed Therapist, LPC, CAADC


As a therapist, I am all about collaborating with the people I work with. I'm not here to give advice or tell you what to do. I am here to help you find your own path and accompany you on that journey, using ERP techniques and psychoeducation. Some fun facts about me: I am a musician and come from a musical family. I play the flute, piano, and guitar and sing (the flute is my main instrument). I originally studied music education.

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From my personal experience with OCD, I know that ERP therapy works. As a therapist, I see the proof. People's lives are being changed, and that is exciting. I've seen results with my members in a short amount of time.

Get to know Melanie Dideriksen

I have dealt with OCD and anxiety my entire life, ever since I was little. I went back to school later in life to get my master's degree. I really wanted to be able to help other people who had similar experiences to mine. I felt like I could bring my own personal experience and do some effective work. My subtypes are health OCD and relationship OCD, along with morals and some pure OCD as well. My symptoms included rumination, researching, and reassurance-seeking from family members. I use ERP myself when I have little lapses or moments where I'll be triggered. I still go back to those skills.

I decided to specialize in ERP therapy for OCD because it is so effective. In my career, I've applied different types of treatment—I've done person-centered counseling and motivational interviewing—but I have seen the most results with exposure and response prevention. I specialize in ERP because I've dealt with OCD myself, but I also believe in this therapy. It's evidence-based, there's a lot of research backing it, and I've seen results with my members in a short amount of time.

I have done a lot of work with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I have probably done the most work with substance abuse, including opioid addiction and alcoholism, and I am familiar with medication-assisted treatment as well as abstinence approaches. I've done a lot of work with children. Before I went back to school and became a therapist, I was a teacher, so I have a lot of early-childhood experience and a strong understanding of child development.

It's effective! We see the proof. People's lives are being changed by this, and that is exciting. NOCD has so many resources available to members—therapy, therapist and member advocate messaging, the connection between sessions. There are support groups that are led by therapists, so there's a lot of community offered from many different angles.

If you're afraid to share, tell me. It helps to start small. In exposure therapy, we start with little fears and work our way up to the bigger ones. I would recommend sharing the thoughts that elicit the least anxiety, then let's work our way up to sharing some of those scarier ones. You should also know that I have yet to be shocked by something somebody tells me as far as an intrusive thought.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Michigan
  • Blue Care Network HMO - Michigan
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Priority Health
  • Cigna



What our members say about
Melanie Dideriksen


Jul 16, 2024

There was a lot of anxiety about starting exposure therapy. Melanie has been amazing every step of the way. We havent even started exposure yet because she is so thorough. Melanie is patient, understanding, kind and reassuring. She has been on the other end of this therapy and has been successful with the treatment. I can't say enough positive words about her!!


Jul 12, 2024

I recently started therapy with Melanie, and she's already proven to be an incredible therapist. From our very first session, Melanie has been warm, understanding, and incredibly accommodating. She creates a space where I feel safe and comfortable opening up about anything on my mind. Melanie listens attentively and offers thoughtful guidance that's already making a positive impact on my life. I'm grateful to have Melanie as my therapist and look forward to continuing our journey together!


Aug 31, 2023

I 10/10 recommend NOCD to anyone struggling with ocd. I was diagnosed nearly 30 years ago and have been in and out of therapy during that time. Nothing has helped me like NOCD. My therapist is amazing 👏


Aug 07, 2023

She was easy to talk to and non-judgemental.


Jul 21, 2023

Melanie has quickly helped me understand what I’m dealing with and our plan forward. Very very helpful


Jun 26, 2023

I’ve recently seen quite a few therapists, none nearly as good as Melanie. I’m glad I’ve got her on my side


Apr 27, 2023

Sessions with Melanie have been great thus far, still a long journey of recovery and ERP ahead to get into but I value the first couple of sessions we’ve had and hopeful about the next steps.


Mar 03, 2023

Melanie really knows how to get me centered again. She doesn’t reassure me (of course) but I always somehow feel more.. centered and ready to take on my challenges after I speak with her.


Feb 17, 2023

I absolutely love Melanie. I actually feel genuinely comfortable telling her my fears and my truth. She’s kind, professional and I feel like I’ve known her forever. She certainly has a way of making me feel comfortable, seen and not judged.


Jan 20, 2023

My therapist is amazing!


Dec 19, 2022

Melanie is fantastic! She always knows what I’m feeling and has great ideas for exposures.


Dec 12, 2022

Melanie is awesome!!


Aug 17, 2022

Melanie is very empathetic and caring. I’m so happy that God brought her into my life to help beat this.


Aug 16, 2022

It’s safe to say that Melanie is the best OCD therapist I have ever worked with. She understands the OCD experience and it well-trained in ERP and ACT tools. Truly, I have made more progress with her in one month than I have with previous therapists. She is thoughtful of her clients and is easy to relate to. She’s seen it all, so there is no judgement with obsessions (a fear I had when finding a therapist). Melanie balances empathy with pushing you to confront your fears perfectly. I feel so lucky to work with her.


Aug 11, 2022

Shows a lot of concern. Understanding. Good listener. I feel comfortable talking with therapist


Jul 08, 2022

I am really happy that I found NOCD


May 25, 2022

Melanie takes the time to truly understand the issues going on with her patients. Her ability to identify with her patients in an uplifting way is very helpful.


Mar 25, 2022

Melanie is amazing! Already seeing progress I didn’t even know I was making! I can see the light!!!


Mar 18, 2022

Melanie is amazing! I’m scared but also excited to start my ERP therapy. I know she can help me thru this.


Mar 01, 2022

Thank you


Dec 07, 2021

I have felt really positive after every session.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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