Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Kayla Higginbotham, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Kayla Higginbotham


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


I don't believe therapy needs to feel intense, sad, or scary. I try to bring some fun and humor into my sessions to make it lively and comfortable. I work really hard at creating a judgment-free space. I hope you'll feel comfortable sharing with me, and that you'll feel seen, heard, and not judged. When I'm not doing therapy, I'm a voracious reader. I read four to five novels a week. In my spare time, you'll probably never find me without a book either directly on my face or in my hand.

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You're stepping into a journey that is going to be hard at times. It may be scary, but ultimately you're on a path that a lot of people have been on before, and it's proven to be very successful in getting their lives back.

Get to know Kayla Higginbotham

My desire to become a therapist started pretty young, because my dad's a therapist. So I grew up around therapy, and I've always loved the idea of getting to walk with people through some of their difficult journeys. I've found that life is both beautiful and challenging. As a therapist, I get to help people find ways to manage the challenging parts of life, so they can more fully experience the beautiful parts. It's just the most fulfilling experience. I tell people I get to build relationships for a living. I can't imagine anything better than that.

There is such an effective, research-backed treatment program for it. That's exciting for me. I really hope to help people overcome challenges and regain their sense of life and excitement. That there is such a helpful, useful, and effective tool ignited my fire for therapy and makes me excited about it.

On top of OCD, I have experience treating depressive disorders, mood disorders, and the whole spectrum of anxiety disorders. I've also done a lot of work with different personality disorders, especially borderline personality disorder.

You're stepping into a journey that is going to be hard at times. It may be scary, but ultimately you're on a path that a lot of people have been on before, and it's proven to be very successful in getting their lives back. It can be hard getting started, and there will be hard points along the way, but this is something that has proven to be effective and worth the challenge.

Just start by sharing that feeling. Sharing the most shameful or scary thoughts with me is not something that needs to happen right away. We can build trust before that happens. I am not here to judge. I have heard and seen a lot of things, and there's nothing you're going to share with me that's going to make me judge you or not want to continue therapy with you. Ultimately, I am glad you're sharing with me. I feel honored to be the one that gets to hear that.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Kayla Higginbotham


Jun 10, 2024

I think she was understanding of my situation and I really appreciate that!


Apr 17, 2024

I just liked that She catered the homework for me to the level that I am at right now as far as my anxiety is concerned.


Apr 10, 2024

My therapist was just really helpful and explaining to me the cycle of OCD.


Mar 04, 2024

Sitting in uncertainty is becoming a natural response instead of a foreign feeling that I try to fight.


Jan 23, 2024

I just had a great breakthrough of really sitting in uncertainty and I got bored of the obsession so quickly. It was amazingly liberating!


Jan 16, 2024

My therapist Kayla, truly cares about helping people. I have made tremendous progress with lessening my OCD compulsions due to Kayla's guidance and support. I will be forever grateful for all her help.


Jan 16, 2024

My self awareness of my compulsions is really helping me.


Dec 05, 2023

Kayla is an excellent therapist in all ways!


Nov 13, 2023

At the end of the session we came up with some goals I can work on for the next couple weeks, and I feel that they're tangible things I can achieve. I just needed the extra support and motivation to start


Sep 21, 2023

She is truly a gift for me. I’ve been able to open up like never before!


Sep 11, 2023

She is very understanding and reliable.


Sep 07, 2023

Kayla was great! Very compassionate, diligent and knowledgeable therapist!


Aug 23, 2023

She is an amazing therapists!


Jul 21, 2023

I have been struggling for a long time and my therapist has made the process so easy and has helped me so much! I highly recommend this therapy!


Jul 17, 2023

In April, I began experiencing onset OCD, where I knew I had to seek therapy. Fortunately, with my therapist’s assistance, I am able to implement the tools I need to overcome the triggers. I do find that my therapist’s communication is lacking at times, which that is the only complaint I have. Overall though, if you have OCD, I would say this is a great form of finding a way to improve it.


Apr 10, 2023

Kayla is Great and is representing your company in a positive way.


Mar 30, 2023

I have been very very happy with the support from Kayla


Feb 20, 2023

My therapist is great. Very engaging and super helpful!!


Feb 09, 2023

Always takes time to answer my questions and explain how ocd treatment works so I feel included in my treatment plan


Jan 30, 2023

She was willing to go over time to make sure I was safe and had resources for a potential crisis situation. Very helpful and empathetic


Dec 16, 2022

Kayla is amaxing. She keeps me challenged and I feel so many great results


Nov 23, 2022

Kayla is amazing!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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