Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Arielle Speer, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Arielle Speer


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


As a therapist, I'm very humanistic. I believe your treatment should be guided by you. I encourage you to have compassion for yourself as you learn to recognize that you are not your thoughts. When I'm not doing therapy, I enjoy acrylic painting. I love doing 'dirty pours,' where you pour a bunch of paints together on a canvas, and a piece begins to take the shape of its very own unique, individual self.

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In therapy, It's important to be patient with yourself. The goal is progress, not perfection. As a team, we'll get there. You'll learn to become comfortable sitting inside of your feelings, and learning how to cope with your fears in a new way.

Get to know Arielle Speer

I enjoy helping other people. My son has a schizoaffective disorder in addition to OCD and autism. I have a very deep sense of empathy for anyone that's experiencing mental health issues.

I have a couple of family members who have experienced OCD. Watching them work to overcome their struggles has made me interested in wanting to help others too. One of the best parts of being a therapist is seeing people have that moment where they become empowered.

I have a lot of experience with mental health, both in my family and also working in crisis mental health services. I've worked with individuals with substance use and those who've experienced sexual and domestic violence. I've worked with the military—active-duty members and family members—as well.

It's important to be patient with yourself. The goal in therapy is progress, it's not perfection. As a team, we'll get there. ERP is really powerful. I've seen it impact so many different people's lives. You learn to recognize things, not as something to be afraid of, but to be comfortable sitting inside of your feelings, and learning how to cope with your fears in a new way.

Know that I'm not here to judge anyone. I'm here to be a partner with you, to help you reach the goals that you see as important for your life.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Massachusetts



What our members say about
Arielle Speer


Nov 01, 2023

Super thankful to have Ari alongside me on this journey :)


Aug 14, 2023

Ariel is so sweet and very helpful


Jul 29, 2023

Ari is always great!


Jul 13, 2023

Good session


May 19, 2023

Ari is great at explaining ERP strategies


May 03, 2023

Ari is awesome!


May 02, 2023

Arielle is an amazing therapist, attentive and understanding


Apr 03, 2023

Love Ari! She is helping me really understand my ocd and how to do erp!


Mar 29, 2023

I learn something new about myself and my OCD every time I meet with Arielle!


Mar 22, 2023

Love her she is always so helpful and helps me realize more about my ocd!


Mar 16, 2023

Arielle is amazing :)


Mar 10, 2023

Arielle is lovely. She assured me that while I have struggled with OCD for a very long time, so long that I trust the process, my tendencies should get more like those of a functioning human being.


Feb 07, 2023

I felt very at ease and not afraid to tell my story.


Jan 13, 2023

Arielle Speer is hands down one of the best therapist I have worked with thus far! She knows her stuff and is very attentive!


Jan 12, 2023

My therapist is so encouraging!!


Jan 03, 2023

My therapist does her research and genuinely cares about my well-being and treatment progress!


Dec 05, 2022

She is very organized, encouraging, and knowledgeable!


Nov 14, 2022

Felt like my therapist really understood my symptoms!


Oct 31, 2022

I had an educational appointment to help a close friend who was recently diagnosed with OCD. After reading a lot about OCD, I wasn't sure how to handle some situations. My therapist helped me clarify ways I can help my friend.


Oct 14, 2022

My therapist and the whole program has been helping me and I do feel like I’m getting better!


Oct 10, 2022

I am sooooo thankful for Arielle and this therapy service.


Sep 26, 2022

Ari is such a great therapist, and I’m thankful to work with her!


Aug 25, 2022

Arielle is the best!!


Aug 22, 2022

Arielle was very informative and knowledgeable and I thinkwe have a great game plan going forward


Jul 28, 2022

I feel like it was a good fit for me. I like how she encouraged me tell her as much as possible so it was not like an interview. And when I wanted it to be like an interview she was happy to switch her style to accommodate me.

Badges and training


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Cultural competencies

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Languages spoken

  • English

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