Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Hilary Stein, Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Hilary Stein


Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW


As a therapist, I provide a really casual, comfortable environment. I talk with members in the same way I talk with my friends and family. I will build a connection with you, and we will work together as teammates. Outside of work, my favorite thing to do is ski. Living in California, you get the best of everything—oceans, warm weather, and the mountains. I'm also a dog mom. I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who's my little girl.

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Something I hear a lot from the people I work with is, "I want to be who I used to be before OCD." ERP allows you not to have to be that person. You can be even better. You can love yourself because of that. It can change your life.

Get to know Hilary Stein

My passion for therapy started with the first psychology course I ever took, back in high school. Learning about human behavior is my favorite thing. Ever since that class my junior year, it's been my main focus and it has evolved over the years.

At the beginning of my career, the organization I worked for gave me the opportunity to learn more behavioral-based therapies, including treatment for OCD. As soon as I learned the basics of exposure and response prevention and how effective it was, I was sold on becoming an OCD specialist. I started learning more and more and never turned back. ERP is amazingly effective for OCD. I've seen severely impaired folks just find themselves again. Something I hear in session a lot is, 'I want to be who I used to be.' ERP actually allows you not to have to be that person. You can be even better. You can love yourself because of that. It can change your life.

I've done a lot of work with anxiety disorders. I especially like working with perfectionism, because I see it so often in people who live with OCD. I also work with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. I am a specialized eating disorder therapist and do behavioral work in that realm. My first career opportunity was in a residential eating disorder setting. We saw a lot of OCD symptoms—intrusive thoughts, preoccupations, and rituals—within the eating disorder population. I love working in both areas.

It's going to be hard. And it's going to be worth it. I will never ask you to do something that I'm not willing to do myself or show you how to do. OCD therapy isn't just on you. I'm there with you, and we're going to do it together.

A lot of people feel that way. From the get-go, know that having intrusive thoughts is normal. Everyone has intrusive thoughts. It's OK that they feel real and really intense, but they’re important to share so we can focus on the strategies that will be most helpful for you to get better. You should also know that I've heard a lot of things in my career. It's very rare that I hear a thought that I haven't heard before. You will never receive judgment from me in any way.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Hilary Stein


Aug 12, 2023

Great job Hillary I appreciate you!😊


Aug 08, 2023

Hillary is terrific she listens and she understands.


Jul 29, 2023

Hillary was terrific, she listened and she made me comfortable.


Mar 03, 2023

I feel heard and hopeful after sessions.


Nov 18, 2022

I did not know how much the validation of my experience would mean to me. Hilary fully understood me and I know she fully “gets” it.


Oct 05, 2022

She was very attentive and thorough. She made sure i felt comfortable and heard. I feel hopeful about my OCD. Definitely looking forward to future sessions.


May 11, 2022

I love how my Hilary listen to me and really felt and was compassionate about my story. I felt a connection with her

Badges and training


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Languages spoken

  • English

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