Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Vanessa Nunez, Licensed Therapist, LCSW , Licensed OCD Therapist

Vanessa Nunez


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


As a therapist, I want to create an environment where you'll be comfortable enough to be open and honest with me. I will reciprocate that openness and honesty, and I'll gently push you to break out of your comfort zone. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to do CrossFit. I took a break to have a baby, but now I'm back at it.

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OCD can be so all-consuming. You can feel so debilitated from it, and when you're in it, you may feel like there's no way out. It's so dark, and you don't know where to look. But this treatment is highly effective, and I’ll be with you along the whole journey.

Get to know Vanessa Nunez

Life is hard, and nobody should go through it alone. I wanted to show people they have what it takes to get through hard times and difficult challenges.

OCD can be so all-consuming. You can feel so debilitated from it, and when you're in it, you may feel like there's no way out. It's so dark, and you don't know where to look. You need a guide—somebody to walk with you and help you find the light at the end of the tunnel. Being an OCD therapist, and being that guide, is really fulfilling to me.

I have experience with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and psychosis. I have worked in a psychiatric hospital, so I’ve seen a wide range of different conditions.

It will be challenging. You may feel that sometimes you're taking two steps forward and one step back. That's totally normal and to be expected. But progress is progress, and any bit of progress is extremely valuable, and is worth being proud of.

If you're afraid to share your thoughts, we can explore why you're afraid. Where's the fear coming from? You should know I'm not here to judge you. I'm only here to help.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Vanessa Nunez


May 11, 2024

Vanessa Nunez is the best!


Mar 21, 2024

Vanessa always has a solution for me. All advice she gives me I take with me everywhere I go.


Feb 03, 2024

So far Vanessa has helped me feel super hopeful with conquering my OCD with confidence. She is very smart and knowledgeable and it makes me feel better that I know she's around.


Sep 14, 2023

Vanessa always gets me to think about things I would not have thought about and in ways I would not have thought. She always makes it a safe and comfortable environment.


Sep 11, 2023

It always feels like I gain more and more insight about my OCD each session and I know it’s because of how understanding Vanessa is.


Sep 09, 2023

I know I am understood and I’m thankful for the moments she gives me to stop and think and understand and feel Grateful for Vanessa


Sep 08, 2023

She made me feel heard & i feel she can help me with my OCD.


Sep 02, 2023

Makes me feel seen and heard


Aug 30, 2023

Does everything she can to truly understand what you are thinking so she can find more ways to help.


Aug 19, 2023

Extremely kind, patient, and understanding. Will let the session go in the direction needed.


May 06, 2023

Vanessa reassured and validated how distressing the process will be throughout my session, and made me feel empowered to overcome these distressing thoughts.


Apr 01, 2023

Vanessa is an active listener who employs great skill in therapy!


Mar 21, 2023

Always supportive and fantastic


Mar 02, 2023

Goes above and beyond which reassures me I’m getting the best help possible. Super patient and doesn’t make me feel like something is wrong with me as a person, just that I have disorders


Oct 25, 2022

One sentence from my therapist gave me so much insight into why my brain is doing this. I have been so angry and confused and this session helped me feel some compassion for myself.


Oct 20, 2022

Rockstar! Every time I end up in tears because we hit the root of the problem.


Oct 11, 2022

Felt very comfortable with my therapist, and I appreciate the balance of gentle compassion and light humor as I acknowledge parts of my mind that I’ve never wanted to look at before. Thank you


Oct 05, 2022

I’m feeling comfortable with my therapist and even though ERP sounds painful, I feel very supported and confident that I’ll have guidance through this.


Sep 28, 2022

Wow. My therapist cared and found multiple ways to connect with me regarding parenting and where I live. Too cool!


Sep 17, 2022

I felt supported and validated during our first session.


Aug 24, 2022

Very understanding of my condition. Asks questions which make me feel like she genuinely wants to know more and help me.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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