Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Ariel Melotik, Licensed Therapist, LPC, NCC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Ariel Melotik


Licensed Therapist, LPC, NCC


I really enjoy working individually with people, helping them meet their goals and creating a safe space. I would describe my treatment style as collaborative: I want to work together with you to make your treatment plan.

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You're taking the biggest step right here. Getting yourself into therapy is awesome. It can also be really scary. But when it comes to OCD and ERP treatment, putting in the time and effort will pay off.

Get to know Ariel Melotik

As a college undergrad, I studied psychology and human development. I learned that I really enjoyed working individually with people, helping them meet their goals and creating a safe space. That naturally led me to the therapist role.

As a grad student, I got my professional start by working in a residential center that specifically worked with people who have OCD. I saw how the ERP really helped them. That really drew my interest to OCD, because it was so awesome to see the change that I could make using effective treatment.

I've worked with social anxieties, phobias, depressive disorders, as well as ASD and ADHD. I've used ERP in some of those different areas as well. I would describe my treatment style as collaborative and eclectic. I want to work together with you to make your treatment plan and break down things that are challenges for you. I like to find different strategies that may help you get to where you want to be. Obviously, ERP is the gold standard. We're really going to work with that to address your OCD.

You're taking the biggest step right there. Getting yourself into therapy is awesome. It can also be really scary. But when it comes to OCD and ERP treatment, putting in the time and effort will pay off. It may be really hard at first, but gradually it will become easier and more manageable.

If that's the case, let me know. Bringing that into our session is super important. I've worked in various different areas of care, so I've heard a lot of things. It's very understandable to be anxious to share intrusive thoughts—or any thoughts in general! We can work to break that down or identify ways to build a safe space where you really feel comfortable sharing those things. I know it's really scary. But nothing you say to me will be something I haven't heard before.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wisconsin - Commercial
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)


South Dakota

What our members say about
Ariel Melotik


Jan 25, 2024

Ariel is an absolute expert in her field and speciality of OCD. They are efficient yet thorough, respectful and personable. I’ve never felt more comfortable with a therapist.


Oct 04, 2023

Ariel is a great and empathetic therapist. Has helped me greatly!


Aug 31, 2023

Ari is always an excellent therapist. I’m grateful for her ongoing support and expertise.


Jul 31, 2023

Excited for these next steps!


Jul 28, 2023

Wow Ari is amazing! Just the immediate calm and reassurance she brought to the table was everything for my first session. I feel incredibly heard and understood in a way that I’ve never felt before in therapy and feel confident in her ability to help me through this new healing chapter


Jun 25, 2023

I worked with Ari for 10 months and found her to be extremely helpful in managing my OCD. I never felt judged based on the content of my obsessions and she is the perfect combination of pushing me to get better and understanding when enough is enough and I need to find ways to regulate and calm down. I got so many life skills back through working with Ari and I'm so grateful for her help. I only stopped meeting with her because I had to pursue other mental health treatment, but I plan on requesting to work with her again because she has helped make such a difference in my life.


Jun 15, 2023

I really appreciated Ari helping me make progress as I work to get unstuck from certain thought patterns today.


Jun 14, 2023

Ariel is a fabulous therapist. Really understands and appreciates the issues.


Apr 07, 2023

Ariel is superb. Great coach and therapist. Has definitely helped me!


Apr 06, 2023

Ari is always excellent, and I leave our sessions feeling equipped with new, or better refined, skills to continue to work through OCD. Five stars for sure.


Mar 07, 2023

Ari is a fantastic therapist, and she’s helped me make so much progress. I highly recommend her expertise on OCD. Really life-changing treatment.


Feb 17, 2023

Ari always does a fantastic job. This time her expertise in writing worst-case-scenario stories was especially helpful.


Jan 17, 2023

Ariel is a really good therapist. She's friendly and non-judgmental, and I really appreciate the fact that she's patient if it's taking me a bit longer to work on certain OCD issues. She also seems to have an understanding of autism which I'm grateful for as I'm on the autism spectrum


Jan 04, 2023

Ariel is a great therapist! Very helpful!


Dec 09, 2022

Ariel is extremely knowledgeable and perceptive. She has been so good at helping me pinpoint the sources of my compulsions and drawing connections between my fears and behaviors. Our ERP work has been very effective so far.


Dec 01, 2022

Working with Ariel has been a fantastic experience.


Nov 08, 2022

She's incredible!


Oct 31, 2022

Ari demonstrated so much expertise and understanding--exactly what I was looking for after some experience with a therapist who didn't quite understand OCD. I am feeling very positive and hopeful about the service NOCD provides. Absolutely 5 stars.


Oct 25, 2022



Oct 20, 2022

She's truly amazing at what she does!


Oct 18, 2022

She understands what you are going through and gives great feedback.


Oct 06, 2022

Has been very helpful and keeping me on my toes! Lol


Oct 04, 2022

Ariel is very good at what she does! Highly recommend.


Sep 29, 2022

Ariel is pretty amazing!


Sep 22, 2022

I love my sessions with Ariel.


Sep 22, 2022

I have faith that I will pull through this!


Aug 31, 2022

My therapist was really nice and helped me work through my thoughts and really identify them.


Aug 12, 2022

Ari helped my daughter gain a new understanding of how to effectively use ERP to combat OCD. I think Ari’s direct and firm approach, coupled with a warm personality is a perfect combination to help my daughter succeed.


Jul 12, 2022

Ari really gets mental compulsions and can really expand on what I say in ways no other therapist ever could.


Jun 30, 2022

I feel like I am challenged and pushed in the right way and am learning

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Languages spoken

  • English

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