Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Carol Dunning, Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Carol Dunning


Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW


As a therapist, I’ll make sure you feel safe. You can trust me. I know it's really hard to talk about some of the stuff that goes on inside your mind. I also like to make therapy fun—and it can be a lot of fun when you're learning how to master your thoughts. When I'm not doing therapy, I have a couple of German shepherds that I like to go hiking with, and I love swimming.

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If you have OCD, you are in the right place. You have found one of the best possible places to get treatment. Know you have a therapist who will take your thoughts seriously and will treat you with respect.

Get to know Carol Dunning

I've always been a good listener. I was always that kid everybody came to when they had problems. In college, I took a psychology class, and I really loved it. I graduated with a bachelor's in psychology and after a while decided to go back and get my master's in social work.

Previously, when I worked in community health, I worked with people who had OCD, but I didn't know exactly what to do, so I really wanted to learn about it and expand my repertoire. Specializing in OCD felt like a really good opportunity to learn important skills and work with people who have underserved issues.

In addition to my specialization in treating OCD, I specialize in trauma, and I've treated all types of anxiety.

First, you're in the right place. If you have OCD, you have found one of the best possible places to get treatment. That's really important, because most people don't really understand OCD therapy. We use ERP, which is the gold standard in OCD treatment. It's all about learning how to manage your thoughts.

It's OK to share your thoughts. If you don't feel comfortable right now, that's OK too. We can certainly start working on the process and teaching you how to do the treatment, and when you become more comfortable, you could share those thoughts. I promise you, you won't be judged. Know you have a therapist who will take those thoughts seriously and will treat you with respect.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • Regence Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Moda Health
  • Aetna



What our members say about
Carol Dunning


Nov 07, 2023

I’ve been working with Carol almost a whole year and I’m so thankful for her. She really helps me identify the OCD behaviors and navigate how to manage it. If you have OCD you know what I mean. The stress and anxiety sometimes is all consuming, but I’ve gotten so much better. I feel like I’m making great progress in my journey. It’s not easy, but with her help I’ve made big strides. She’s super easy to talk to and I feel heard when we are in session. I highly recommend her!


Oct 14, 2023

Always amazingly insightful and supportive. Thank you.


Sep 29, 2023

Amazing therapist


Sep 25, 2023

Carol is perceptive and no pushy, she supports and assists you in learning how to help yourself.


Sep 16, 2023

Happy with my therapist. She kind and friendly.


Jul 17, 2023

She is really amazing.


Jul 14, 2023

Very helpful


Jul 08, 2023

Very helpful


Jun 21, 2023

Very good to work with Carol! She’s doing an excellent job from my perspective and conducting a focused, thoughtful session.


Jun 16, 2023

I've had a really bad week but Carol has really helped to guide me away from the downward spiral. Thank you Carol.


Jun 12, 2023

We really like Carol and are pleased to be working with her.


Jun 04, 2023

Very good session


Jun 04, 2023

Carol is fantastic


May 06, 2023

Carol is wonderful. She is direct and compassionate and does not make anything seem ridiculous. We have great hope in working with her!


May 04, 2023

Carol has helped me loads over the past 2 months. Very caring, understanding and accepting of anything we talk about. I couldn’t recommend her more! Although I am still struggling day to day that is my fault for not throwing myself into ERP. Hopefully better days will come


Apr 21, 2023

I'm so pleased with my sessions. Carol is great and it's amazing to be able to work with somebody who understands and helps so much with ERP.


Mar 11, 2023

This was my first session. So far so good.


Feb 27, 2023

Carol makes me feel as though I have come to the right place


Feb 06, 2023

My initial assessment with Carol Dunning was excellent. I look forward to working with her. She’s very kind and empathetic.


Jan 22, 2023

Another amazing session with Carol. I feel like I’m getting better and learning so many great skills to tackle OCD/anxiety. It’s been over a month since I started therapy and I feel so much better. So thankful for my therapist and her wisdom and heart.


Dec 30, 2022

My daughter isn’t always open but I feel like Carol will be able to open her up and help her through this OCD/ERP journey. Only one session has been done but I felt hope for my daughter after discussion with Carol.


Dec 13, 2022

Carol was immediately so understanding and easy to talk to. She gets it. She is willing to help me and I am hopeful with her help, I will make great progress


Nov 30, 2022

Carol knows who I am and how to help me.


Nov 29, 2022

A fun and upbeat person!


Nov 09, 2022

Carol always knows how to hit me with logic and insights to remind me that my thoughts are simply that… I look forward to continuing our work.


Nov 08, 2022

Some of the analogies my therapist used were odd & for me I could not relate to them, but some were funny.


Oct 28, 2022

We are dealing with a lot of moving pieces in our household but I am confident that Carol can help us start on a path to improving things for our teen.


Sep 28, 2022

Felt like an erp breakthrough, appreciated helping to name the ocd, thanks!


Jul 25, 2022

She met us where we were and helped us move forward


Jul 21, 2022

I immediately trusted Carol.


Jun 30, 2022

I finally feel hopeful that my daughter will be able to improve.

Badges and training


These designations signify the therapist's expertise in treating specific mental health conditions, ensuring you receive the personalized care you deserve.


Cultural competencies

We've partnered with Violet, a health equity platform, to offer training to all NOCD therapists. These comprehensive training programs foster professional development and champion inclusivity in the healthcare industry. Learn more.


Languages spoken

  • English

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