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

Aaron Hensley


Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW


I treat people with OCD the same as I would treat someone without OCD. I treat you as an individual, with individual experiences, and individual needs. I view you as an expert on your OCD. Outside of work, I am a father to two daughters. I love binge-watching TV shows with my wife. When the weather is nice, you can always find my family at the park hiking or playing at the playground.

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As someone who has personally struggled with repetitive behaviors, I know that your thoughts don’t define you—together, we can reach success. I love getting to the end of treatment, and celebrating the great strides the people I work with have made in overcoming OCD.

Get to know Aaron Hensley

I have always been someone who cared for others, and I am a natural problem solver. Being a therapist allows me to use both of these strengths to help people.

I decided to specialize in OCD because I am passionate about providing quality, evidence-based treatment. OCD is often misdiagnosed or overlooked, and I wanted to be part of the solution to that problem.

I also specialize in treating general anxiety, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and depression. I chose to specialize in body-focused repetitive behaviors because I have struggled with these myself. For a long time I struggled with picking at my cuticles, and never realized there was effective treatment for it.

Being afraid to share your thoughts is a common experience among people with OCD. OCD thoughts can cause a lot of fear or discomfort. I would recommend remembering that as an OCD therapist I have heard and seen it all. You are not your thoughts.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Priority Health
  • Blue Care Network HMO - Michigan



What our members say about
Aaron Hensley


Jan 19, 2024

Aaron is compassionate, non-judgmental and listens well while still offering pushback when I need it and that has helped me to grow.


Jan 17, 2024

I never would have guessed that I would have come this far this quickly. Thank you!


Jan 16, 2024

Although I still have a long way to go, I am very appreciative of Aaron allowing me to share what's bothering me during my bouts with OCD, and he is very supportive and informative the whole way through. These new skills are working very well, even if it might take me years to manage my OCD the best I can get it, I'm just glad Aaron is a part of that journey.


Jan 02, 2024

NOCD has changed my life. OCD was ruling my life and I never thought I would get relief, but here I am 6 months later, in remission and being discharged from the program! Aaron played a huge role in helping me take back my life with the constant encouragement and support. The exercises he proposed helped me tackle my worst fears and I never felt judged when I had trouble working through one. I am very grateful for his patience and expertise. He is professional, friendly, and really knows what he’s doing! Definitely a five star therapist in my book. I can’t thank him enough!


Oct 19, 2023

Aaron was great. Very friendly and easy to talk to. He gave me hope!


Oct 11, 2023

After the first session he made me feel supported and hopeful. The way he speaks to people is very kind and helpful as well. He explains things very thoroughly which is important and comforting.


Oct 02, 2023

Before my session with Aaron, I had been struggling to eat and honestly just function for the last few days. He let me know he will be with me every step of my journey and made me feel heard and seen. I am so appreciative of his patience and expertise.


Sep 18, 2023

He was great! Excited to start this journey


Sep 11, 2023

We think finally someone is going to help us.


Aug 28, 2023

Thanks Aaron! You are the best.


Aug 21, 2023

Aaron was attentive, asked questions and listened to everything I had to say. He was very reassuring and helpful


Aug 15, 2023

Aaron Hensley was wonderful and my son really enjoyed the sessions


Jul 21, 2023

My daughter met with Aaron Hensley via Zoom meetings for about 10 to 15 sessions. She was given the tools she very much needed to battle her OCD obsessions and fears. She feels more in control and has been educated enough to recognize irrational fears and dominating thinking as her OCD. She knows how to overcome them now.... we are thankful for NoCD.


Jul 19, 2023

I’m really happy with my progress. My therapist was great, and I felt like he really understood what I was feeling.


Jul 17, 2023

We’ve only been working with Aaron for a couple of sessions but our experience so far has been positive. My son struggles to open up in session but outside of the sessions, he is actually motivated to work on his struggles and has really been opening up about everything! It’s been great to see! I hope we can keep this momentum going!


Jul 17, 2023

We haven’t had many sessions yet, so I don’t have much to say about it other than we think our therapist, Aaron, is really a good fit for our son. He is really good with him. He’s been able to say the right things to him when we can’t even get him to sit in front of the computer, he comes back and finishes his sessions. Aaron is very patient and understanding.


Jul 12, 2023


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Jun 30, 2023

I actually felt better for a short period of time .


Jun 28, 2023

We learned a lot and look forward to implementing new ideas.


Jun 14, 2023

We trust that Aaron will be able to help us.


Jun 04, 2023

I'm very grateful to have worked with Aaron. I felt like he really understood my core fears behind my obsessions, and he chose exposures that effectively targeted these fears. ERP can be challenging, especially at the beginning. There were some moments initially where I felt hopeless, and I couldn't imagine ever being at peace with my obsession. But I gradually got better and better over the course of a few months, and I'm in remission now. Highly recommend Aaron and ERP generally


May 20, 2023

Great at communication and explaining the NOCD process.


May 15, 2023

My therapist is very thoughtful and was able to help me look at my OCD from a new and more constructive perspective. He is understanding that treating OCD causes some discomfort when stepping out of your comfort zone.


Apr 05, 2023

We are very grateful for Aaron. We appreciate how knowledgeable he is, how he listens, and we feel hopeful about treatment. Thank you.


Mar 27, 2023

Aaron was very kind and knowledgeable, and we are feeling very hopeful that we have found a treatment option that will actually work. Thank you.


Mar 02, 2023

Explained everything so well! Definitely listened and helped me feel like there is a path forward


Feb 28, 2023

He was very helpful and not judge mental. I felt like I could share everything with him


Feb 23, 2023

Aaron is wonderful. He listens and answers all of our questions. He is knowledgeable and compassionate.


Feb 10, 2023

Good session with Aaron! It is nice to be in the recovery phase of my journey and I look forward to continuing my recovery.


Feb 08, 2023

My minor child is the patient and as such I will answer for her on these reviews. We have a discussion after her sessions and each time there is always something new she learns. Today’s session was extremely helpful and provided her with an additional step up towards her goals. She still has a way to go but I feel her therapist has the knowledge and skills to help her get past her compulsions and not let them control her life.


Feb 06, 2023

So fantastic. My son had a lightbulb moment during our review of the ocd cycle. We are learning so much and feel seen and heard. Looking forward to continuing to work with Aaron!


Feb 03, 2023

My daughter couldn’t say how she felt but I felt confident that our therapist new exactly how to gives us answers.


Jan 27, 2023

Aaron has been great and has helped me manage through a lot of challenging intrusive thoughts.


Jan 13, 2023

Managing OCD is really tough, but Aaron has worked with me for the last few months and I am now sub clinical for OCD. Our ERP sessions have been challenging but helpful and we have worked together on coping strategies and emotional regulation


Jan 09, 2023

Aaron has a way with words that just land with me. Outside of just doing ERP he is extremely skilled in talk therapy dealing with trauma and depression.


Jan 05, 2023

Great session with Aaron tonight! Really feel like I’m making progress!


Dec 21, 2022

It is nice to have a therapist who is specifically trained to work with OCD. Aaron understands.


Dec 16, 2022

Aaron was understanding and answered all of my questions well.


Dec 12, 2022

Aaron is fantastic. He has helped me immensely and is very patient.


Dec 10, 2022

We are so thankful for Aaron and the work he has done in our, son Zach. Zach had obsessive thoughts with throwing up and a tight throat for the past 6 years. He managed it with anxiety medicine, but it never went way. In May after his last episode he started working with Aaron and was exposed to ERP therapy. Zach has learned how to face his fears and overcome them. He even has started to taper off his anxiety medicine and is taking half his dosage! Working with Aaron has changed his life because Zach has skills that he can apply and not be controlled by his thoughts. Thank you Aaron for helping Zach and our family. You have made a huge positive impact in our lives!


Nov 30, 2022

Aaron is like a very supportive friend at this point.. I really appreciate his help and his humor and understanding. Makes me feel heard without reassuring me.


Nov 22, 2022

Aaron was great. I look forward to getting to work.


Nov 16, 2022

Aaron is great! He is a true expert in OCD and is helping me feel seen and heard. I really appreciate the way he can communicate in a way that is helpful, calming, and educational.


Nov 15, 2022

I have noticed so much progress in just a couple of months. I was weary at first and worried therapy wouldn't work, but Aaron has been the most helpful person through it and it has been 100% worth the try.


Nov 14, 2022

My therapist is a great listener. He has a great willingness to help and is caring and professional. I am thankful I am receiving treatment and direction navigating OCD and the depression that co-exists alongside OCD.


Nov 09, 2022

I have noticed I've made so much progress in just a couple of months. Aaron is always approachable and knows how to do ERP in a way that works for me.


Nov 07, 2022

Aaron did an excellent job of listening and hearing what I was saying. He was spot on recapping my current situation.


Oct 28, 2022

Aaron really makes me feel seen and not crazy. Like I’m not alone. He makes me feel like a good person without giving in time my compulsion of reassurance or checking. I highly recommend him and I’m excited(albeit nervous) to start ERP but I feel like his approach is gentle.


Oct 27, 2022

There were multiple points wherein I wondered whether or not my therapist was actually listening to me- sometimes, it was silent for a long time after I finished speaking, and then I was only affirmed with an “ok” from him. I also noticed that there were points in which he wasn’t making eye contact with me and was actually looking at a different screen while I was talking.


Oct 19, 2022

Aaron is always there for me however I may need. I’m very appreciative


Oct 19, 2022

Never felt so heard. Aaron did a great job at listening and really getting to the root of my ocd. I’m hopeful that things are going to get better!


Sep 12, 2022

I felt like he understood me and I really trust that he will guide me in the right direction with therapy and healing.


Sep 02, 2022

Aaron is always willing to listen and really cares about his patients.


Sep 01, 2022

Sessions with Aaron are very insightful. He brings me back down to reality and I am optimistic in becoming a happier self.


Aug 14, 2022

Aaron helped clarify I was in the right place after having feelings that my prior therapist was not right for me. I am looking forward to working with him.


Aug 11, 2022

I had a great first session and I am excited to continue!


Aug 03, 2022

Not too optimistic for recovery but it’s not Aaron’s fault


Jul 08, 2022

I felt seen and heard, and he gently encouraged continuing with ERP while really respecting my feelings and current situation as I go through a really difficult time


Jun 24, 2022

Super friendly and relatable


Jun 23, 2022

Aaron helped Zach with his first exposure session. As Zach's mom, I looking forward to Zach's growth with the ERP.


Jun 12, 2022

my therapist is great and takes the time with me, i’ve never had any in depth therapy for OCD but i’m so glad i found it!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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