Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Kara Kimball, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Kara Kimball


Licensed Therapist, LCSW

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I am personable, engaged, and excited about your life and your recovery from OCD. I try to create an environment with a good balance of support and challenge. I'm big on response prevention messaging, the internal pep talks we give ourselves that remind us to lean into uncertainty and tolerate our distress. I also use humor. Therapy doesn't have to be boring and serious, and humor can be a great tool to manage and lean into distress and foster internal resilience. I'm going to be your biggest cheerleader in your recovery from obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior.

Seeking out treatment is so brave. With NOCD, you will have tons of support and learn the tools to manage obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors more effectively. With hard work, recovery is possible!

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Magellan
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Aetna



What our members say about
Kara Kimball


Aug 05, 2022

Continuing progress and improvement with outstanding support.


Jul 29, 2022

Another challenging session for me with enormous positive steps towards improvement of symptoms with Ms. Kimball's guidance.


Jul 25, 2022

I cannot rave enough about Kara, she has been incredible!


Jul 22, 2022

Ms. Kimball continues to provide outstanding guidance with compassionate understanding and clinical support. I continue to note improvement in my confidence and more comfort with ERP.


Jul 15, 2022

Improvement continues with sessions sharply focused on reducing the impact of OCD. Ms. Kimball’s clinical skills are paramount.


Jul 12, 2022

Kara is incredible and I am so, so happy to have her as my therapist! I am seeing a huge improvement already!


Jul 07, 2022

Excellent rapport established. Substantial progress during sessions and afterwards. Always useful guidelines are provided.


Jul 01, 2022

Skillfully provided guidance with support leading to substantial progress.


Jun 24, 2022

Learning more each session.


Jun 24, 2022

Kara is so kind and I truly feel like I have finally been heard and am going to obtain the tools I need to manage this!


Jun 22, 2022

Kara is fantastic. I apologize if I don’t review each session but she has easily made me feel confident that all my sessions will be successful. I haven’t felt this calm about therapy in a looooong time!


Jun 10, 2022

I appreciate the splendid assistance I am receiving.


Jun 03, 2022

Thank you for today's outstanding session.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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