Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Emma Beneke, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Emma Beneke


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


I like getting to know people and I value support and connection. I have a lot of experience working with people with anxiety and can relate to those feelings. Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors with my family. I like the quote, 'Nothing in nature is rushed, and yet everything occurs when it should.'

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It's important to know that during this new difficult process, you will have support. I want to make sure we move at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Get to know Emma Beneke

I really value human relationships. I like getting to know people and I like supporting people and connecting with people. And therapy is a way I get to do that in a really meaningful way. Throughout this pandemic, it's been a scary time. Many people have experienced a lot of anxiety, and I can relate to some of what members are going through in terms of anxiety.

In my experience as a clinical social worker, I've come across a lot of people with anxiety who also have OCD and have had a hard time finding evidence-based treatment in the community. So I felt like I really needed to learn more about ERP for OCD.

I have a lot of experience helping people with anxiety and depression. I have experience helping children with post-trauma symptoms, and people who are experiencing burnout, compassion fatigue, and just dealing with a lot of intense stress, as many people are these days.

Anytime we explore or move toward intrusive thoughts or anxiety, it can be really uncomfortable. It's important to know that during the process of facing those uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, you will have support. I want to make sure we move at a pace that's comfortable for you.

It's important to know that it's OK to say anything in a therapy session. You will be approached in a non-judgmental way. Thoughts are just that—thoughts. They may feel really intense and scary. But hopefully, we'll create a space where, over time, it feels more and more OK to talk about intrusive or uncomfortable thoughts.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - North Carolina
  • Student Blue


North Carolina

What our members say about
Emma Beneke


Feb 07, 2024

Seeing Emma for therapy is such a wonderful experience and I highly recommend her. She is a highly skilled ERP therapist. Specifically, she is skilled at not offering reassurance in not only her words but her tone of voice and body language. She is also extremely compassionate, smart, empathetic, and intuitive. She is not afraid to utilize other therapy methods when helpful such as ACT, DBT, and CBT.


Jan 22, 2024

In addition to ERP, Emma is also trained in BFRBs and tic disorders. We have been working together on habit reversal training for less than 2 weeks and I’m already noticing a significant improvement in how often I engage in BFRBs and experience tics. I feel like I have much more control over BFRBs, more than I ever have in my life. It’s hard to put into words how good it feels to begin watching my hair grow back after years of compulsively removing it. Cannot recommend Emma enough.


Jan 20, 2024

Emma is a highly skilled therapist and an incredibly compassionate person. She is incredible at listening and reflecting back. She also provides incredible insights. She has made multiple statements over the months I’ve worked with her that I found extremely profound and have had a significant impact in my life (‘mic drop moments’, as I refer to them). She also always makes sure to end each session with a check-in to make sure I’m feeling good about my progress and our direction as well as a list of recommendations to work on between sessions. Additionally, she checks in at least once but usually multiple times during a session to make sure it’s clear her questions or recommendations are invitations not demands, making sure I know I ultimate have the choice (“all ERP is optional”). Finally, though I don’t personally have the expectation that my therapist will check in with or respond to me via messaging between sessions, she does and is consistently responsive if I do have a question, which is going above and beyond in my opinion. I feel so grateful and fortunate to be working with Emma and NOCD.


Dec 28, 2023

In my opinion, Emma is one of the greats. My experience with her is that she’s an extremely skilled and intelligent therapist and compassionate person. I could list multiple tangible examples of the progress I’ve made in having more control over my obsessions and compulsions since I first started ERP around 7 months ago. For example, I’ve had more moments of joy in the past few months than I had the entire previous year by far. Like any good therapist, she gives me the credit for my progress but I’m not sure I’d have made this much progress without her (maybe maybe not). In addition to be an amazing listener and reflecting back, she makes incredible insights that have felt life changing. I am so grateful for Emma and for NOCD.


Dec 13, 2023

I have been seeing Emma for ERP since May and I am so grateful she is my therapist. She is brilliant, compassionate, insightful, and a great listener. Learning ERP from her has been truly life changing. I highly recommend her as a therapist.


Sep 29, 2023

I’ve been working with Emma for 5 months now and I find her to have incredible skills, knowledge, insight, ability, and compassion as a therapist. Though my progress hasn’t been linear (and, as I’ve learned from Emma, it often isn’t), I’ve progressed. I went from laying in bed most weekends hiding from the world to laying in bed some weekends hiding from the world and some weekends being out in the world engaging in activities I want to be doing. So I’m very thankful for her and for NOCD


Sep 21, 2023

Love her and her ability to help me in all parts of my life not just my OCD!


Aug 29, 2023

I am so happy to have Emma! She is very considerate and well-versed on dealing with anxiety and OCD.


Aug 23, 2023

Great session! Helpful strategies. Emma is incredibly patient and is really great at listening and providing advice


Aug 10, 2023

I have been working with Emma now for 4 months and I am so grateful to be working with her. I find her to be extremely skilled, knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. Highly recommend.


Jul 26, 2023

Emma was wonderful as always. I leave our session feeling challenged and supported.


Jul 20, 2023

Emma is an expert. She is knowledgeable and helpful and understanding and personable.


Jul 17, 2023

I have had a great experience with NOCD. Emma B. is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate. The app is very easy to use and I’m very impressed with it.


Jul 14, 2023

Emma was a wonderful help, and I am excited to start a treatment plan.


Jun 22, 2023

Emma is wonderful. Her style of therapy comes from equal parts compassion, kindness, wisdom, and intelligence (in no particular order:). I am progressing much farther along than I expected to and I credit skill and ability to listen and reflect back. I feel so fortunate and grateful to be working with her.


Apr 12, 2023

Emma is an amazing therapist!! I truly have grown from her sessions. She is always willing to listen and very patient. She helped me get my life back! I’ll forever be grateful.


Mar 30, 2023

Emma is very skilled — she’s an excellent listener, empathetic, encouraging and kind. She was able to construct a really good “big picture” of me, my OCD concerns and trauma issues that will be important to address. I was impressed by her ability to plan next steps for me, prepare documents, figure out and modify the best approach for my needs as I provided her with more and more of my story—all while listening very carefully. I felt very comfortable and know that I’m in good hands! Thank you.


Jan 12, 2023

Emma is compassionate, knowledgable, and supportive.


Jan 05, 2023

Emma is such an expert!


Nov 07, 2022

My therapist is really patient with me!


Oct 26, 2022

Emma is fantastic!


Oct 17, 2022

I can tell my therapist actually cares about me as a person!


Oct 06, 2022

An amazing therapist that has been helping me take my life back from ocd!


Sep 06, 2022

Emma has been wonderful and always willling to listen and help!


Aug 29, 2022

Love Emma! I’m so excited to see where her coaching through ERP takes me!


Aug 23, 2022

Excellent session!


Aug 16, 2022

Emma is quite knowledgeable about working with people with OCD and is also great at including parents in treatment plans.


Aug 02, 2022

I am really looking forward to my future sessions with Emma!


Jul 17, 2022

I was feeling very anxious about a situation. Emma helped me understand how I had a particular way of viewing it. She explained a way for me to perceive it differently which gave me a lightbulb moment. I have been feeling better and empowered ever since!


Jul 14, 2022

Concrete advice!


Jul 14, 2022

Emma is an expert therapist. She is compassionate. She clearly explains treatment plans. Her verbal communication is clear, and her tone of voice is calming. Her facial expressions convey openness and non judgement.


Jul 10, 2022

Emma is very skilled at summarizing what I explain. She makes me feel comfortable during therapy.


Jun 21, 2022

Emma is a perfect combination of expertise and compassion and encouragement.


May 26, 2022

Optimistic she’s willing to help for sure. Optimistic I’ll be able to do this? It’s going to be hard


Apr 18, 2022

Emma is amazing! I look forward to our sessions as she is helping me tremendously through this journey.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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