Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Francisco Quinonez, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Francisco Quinonez


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


As a therapist, I take a very humanistic approach. This is an alliance, and we're in this together. I like to include humor and creativity in sessions when possible. I'm also a musician, and I've incorporated music when counseling other musicians. I treat everyone with a focus on their individual situation and needs. That enables me to provide the best therapy services I can.

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Well, here you are! You've taken the first step in treating your OCD. I am extremely proud of you and really looking forward to working with you!

Get to know Francisco Quinonez

I really appreciate human beings' power of resilience. I wanted to be a part of the healing process and be there for people through their tough times. I pursued my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy to expand my ability to provide that support for individuals, couples, and families.

I have years of experience working with the FSP (full service partnership) population. People in that program were chronically ill. Many had personality disorders. I saw a lot of OCD symptoms among them, as well. I've always wanted to challenge myself and expand my skills. I learned about exposure and response prevention, began to integrate it with the people I worked with, and I saw that it worked better than anything else.

My work with the FSP population made me skilled in assessing what's important for people in the moment. Working in a group private practice, I worked with couples and families and got a better understanding of relationships and family dynamics. That has helped me counsel people with OCD, too—OCD can really impact not just one person, but their social support network as well.

First and foremost, this will take time, effort and commitment. I've had several people ask me, 'How long am I going to be in therapy?' I always say it depends on how much work and commitment you show. How hard are you prepared to work to eliminate these thoughts and compulsive behaviors? I like to describe ERP therapy as an emotional roller coaster. There will be good sessions, and there will be tough sessions. It's hands-on therapy. Uncomfortable feelings will come up, but that's a necessary part of treatment.

This is your experience. This is your space and time. If you don't feel comfortable sharing something, that's OK. I will work to establish a therapeutic relationship with you, so you will feel trust and comfort. But it's important to know that to move forward in treatment, sometimes we do need to take that leap. With time, you can learn to trust the process and trust yourself as well.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Magellan
  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Blue Shield of California



What our members say about
Francisco Quinonez


Jun 28, 2024

Francisco is such a pleasure to work with. He has a very caring demeanor, you can just tell he loves his job and that he is really invested in your wellbeing.


Jan 10, 2024



Nov 16, 2023

I count myself as quite fortunate to have been paired with Francisco !!!


Oct 25, 2023

Francisco is always easy to talk to and really gets it


Oct 03, 2023



Sep 19, 2023

Terrific session!


Sep 08, 2023

My therapist was helpful and he had great advice about my OCD.


Jul 11, 2023

Francisco is very supportive.


Jun 27, 2023

Always excellent


Jun 13, 2023

Francisco is great! He has helped my daughter to better understand her OCD and not fear it. As a result she has much more success in managing it.


May 09, 2023

Francisco, is super helpful and I feel really heard.


Mar 07, 2023

I appreciate how Francisco was willing to shift gears as he noticed that my son was zoning out and struggling to focus. All the information was starting to be overwhelming for him even though, as a parent, I crave all the information. Francisco is cheerful, positive, encouraging, and always accommodating to the needs of my neurodiverse kid.


Feb 14, 2023

Francisco is very supportive.


Jan 30, 2023

He was great. Very kind understanding and knowledgeable. Had a great session


Jan 30, 2023

I felt very comfortable and I feel like I can talk to him and not be judged.


Jan 29, 2023

Francisco is great!


Jan 21, 2023

Francisco is great!


Dec 09, 2022

Francisco always explains why ERP is meant to challenge the beliefs I have in my head and with each exposure I take back more control of my life.


Sep 22, 2022

Genuine therapist


Sep 06, 2022

Even on the days that I have to drag my son to therapy, at the end of the session my son is happy and feeling positive.


Aug 26, 2022

Very encouraging and helpful!


Jun 01, 2022

Great session he always makes me realize certain things.


May 26, 2022

I was extremely nervous in the few minutes leading up to my first appointment but Francisco made me feel like I came to the right place. Within a few minutes I felt validated and comfortable because I knew he was there to help free of judgment.


May 25, 2022

Francisco Quiñónez is excellent at listening and sharing strategies. Thank you for hearing me out.


Apr 14, 2022

My first therapy session with Francisco was great today. He heard me and was able to give me some insight on what to work on in our future sessions.


Feb 24, 2022

Today was the 1st day of my son journey to conquer his OCD Monster.


Feb 10, 2022

Francisco is an amazing therapist who has taken his time to understand my worries and my OCD. I am very content and hopeful that these sessions are inching me closer to healing and recovery.


Feb 07, 2022

I am getting a better understanding of how Francisco communicates. I told him I appreciate how open-minded he is about LGBTQ issues.


Feb 01, 2022

Feeling very hopeful that Francisco will be a big help!


Jan 26, 2022

My therapist is great. He touches on all the questions I have in mind. I feel optimistic about this.


Jan 20, 2022

Thank you

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Languages spoken

  • English

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