Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Jessica Palmer, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Jessica Palmer


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


As a therapist, I am centered on you. I want to understand the specific things you're going through, so we can work through them together. I take a kind but firm approach. I'll acknowledge that things are going to be difficult, but at the same time, that I have confidence you can do it. Fun facts about me: I was a collegiate athlete and have played volleyball pretty much my whole life. Outside of work, I love sporting events, being active, and hanging out with my dogs.

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OCD therapy will definitely be a challenge—we're going to be facing uncomfortable situations. However, there is a purpose behind it, and that's so you can get your life back. You can enjoy the things you once enjoyed or thought you could never enjoy, as long as you're willing. I can help you achieve those goals.

Get to know Jessica Palmer

I've always wanted to help people going through struggles. When I was younger, my family did family therapy, and I saw how it helped with our communication. I've also gone through individual therapy to learn how to cope with my anxiety and saw that it's effective. That support made me want to help others.

OCD is a condition that can feel so overwhelming, and a lot of people don't fully understand it. But there is a specific treatment to help. I like the structure of OCD therapy and it’s rewarding to see concrete results. We tend to see results pretty quickly, which is incredible for something that feels so overwhelming.

I have experience treating depression and all types of anxiety. I also have a background working with trauma. I really enjoy working with children and adolescents. I've also undergone training to work with people with autism.

It will be a challenge because we're going to be testing difficult things and facing uncomfortable situations. However, there is a purpose behind it—to get your life back and enjoy the things you want to enjoy. As long as you're willing, and we're working together, I can help you achieve those goals.

I love open communication. Just give me a heads-up that there's something you find difficult to share. If it's easier, you can send me messages at first, as we're building rapport. I will provide an open space to work with you—I can give you some options, and we can problem-solve together to figure out how I can best support you until you feel comfortable sharing.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Jessica Palmer


Oct 31, 2023

I feel like my therapist has my back no matter what happens, and she helps me with all aspects of my OCD as it changes.


Sep 21, 2023

She knows exactly how to handle me and my special needs like a real expert


Jul 07, 2023

She explained today’s topics perfectly, considering my individual disabilities and my curiosity. Learning about my thought process, combined with exposures, are freeing me of OCD and I’m getting control of my mind back.


Jun 29, 2023

Fantastic progress and she really understands and listens to me. I am very greatful


Apr 20, 2023

She helped me make a breakthrough today in my core way of thinking, and I'm positive that will help me get even more cured in terms of my OCD and related problems.


Apr 17, 2023

Jessica is so empathetic and amazing


Apr 13, 2023

She is wonderful and runs the therapy the exact way I need so I improve the most


Mar 30, 2023

It makes me feel better when she proves that she hears and understands me. That is in addition to the OCD therapy


Mar 23, 2023

Jessica was great! I appreciate her patience, and look forward to navigating my daughter's OCD journey together.


Mar 23, 2023

Jessica understands my individual needs and communicates the way I need for my particular neurological type. She is excellent.


Mar 22, 2023



Mar 15, 2023

Jessica is amazing with my daughter. She is clear with teaching tools that my daughter can easily implement into her day. And she is helpful in giving me tools and advice, as well.


Mar 07, 2023

Jessica is moving on to another position at NOCD and I have to say that she changed my life! Thank you Jessica for improving the quality of my life. My life is so much better now because of you. Jessica is smart and firm but at the same time kind and approachable and warm. I'll never forget the impact you made on my life!


Feb 14, 2023

So so good!


Feb 07, 2023

I feel that I have a long way with Jessica's help. I know she will get me to a place where my OCD is totally under control.


Jan 31, 2023

Great 1st session with Jessica! Excited to begin this journey 💖


Jan 18, 2023

I know Jessica will get me better from OCD!


Jan 04, 2023

She remembers all of my issues week to week and helps me to connect my issues together


Jan 03, 2023

I thought Jessica was very thorough and wanted to find out everything that was going on. I feel safe and comfortable with her as a therapist.


Dec 20, 2022

Jessica is kind and smart and I am confident she will help me in treating my OCD.


Dec 14, 2022

She listens to me very well


Dec 13, 2022

Jessica is a great therapist. I felt like she was genuinely listening and was able to grasp my personality quickly to help better my understanding of OCD and she made me feel hopeful for the first time in years.


Dec 07, 2022

She was very patient with me today


Dec 07, 2022

Jessica has been amazing with our daughter. From the first session our daughter felt seen and heard and has so benefited from working one on one with Jessica. We are grateful. Highly recommend.


Nov 30, 2022

She adapts the session to my needs as an individual and I feel very heard


Nov 17, 2022

She really explained the mental process in a way that my Asperger’s mind can understand. Most therapists cannot or will not do that


Nov 16, 2022

She cares about what I have to and and values my input in the therapy process. She works with me allowing for my personal needs and differences, which is why I’m finally getting better


Nov 02, 2022

She really understands and hears me


Oct 06, 2022

I made great progress today due to her explaining the concepts to me in great detail.


Jul 27, 2022

Love Jessica


Jul 20, 2022

Jessica is amazing and always giving great exercises for us to practice.


Jul 19, 2022

Jessica is amazing!


Jul 11, 2022

She was lovely but I wanted a therapist that specializes in emetophobia. So the consult ended before it started.


Jul 06, 2022

I feel confident that Jessica can help me with my OCD. She did a wonderful job!


Jun 20, 2022

Great program

Badges and training


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


Languages spoken

  • English

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