Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Ryan Ventillo, Licensed Therapist, LMHC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Ryan Ventillo


Licensed Therapist, LMHC


As a therapist, I am authentic, compassionate, and caring. Empathy and open communication are important, and I take the time to listen and understand. I like to set specific goals and use measurable instruments so we can understand where we started and where we're going. Some fun facts about me: I've traveled to more than half of the United States. I'm a big outdoorsy type of person and love going on hikes and to national parks.

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In treatment, we're really going to be motivated to do what it takes for you to get relief and the ability and confidence to take on OCD. Through the work we put in together, we will be able to make that change.

Get to know Ryan Ventillo

I used to be a student-athlete, and I met with a sports psychologist. I developed an understanding of how to deal with stress, and I was able to overcome a lot. I wanted to help people reach their full potential, and be able to become empowered in the way that I felt like I was—to come closer to doing what they really want to do without letting stress get in the way.

I've had a lot of experience working with diverse populations and different diagnoses. When it comes to OCD, there have been people who have been either misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. There aren't as many therapists out there who can specifically treat OCD, which can really negatively impact someone and hold them back. I wanted to increase access to care.

I have a lot of experience with mood disorders, including generalized anxiety, major depression, social anxiety, and social phobia, as well as more severe conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder, and co-occurring substance use disorders.

In treatment, we're really going to be motivated to do what it takes for you to get relief and the ability and confidence to take on OCD. The experience may not be the easiest. In this work, we are forced to face some of our fears. Despite that being perhaps an intimidating or challenging process, these interventions have been proven. They really help people who have trouble with OCD achieve a better quality of life. Through the work we put in together, we will be able to make that change.

It's okay. Fear is a natural human emotion. It might be there for a reason. We may need to take a step back to unpack what's going on before we get into therapy. Although we want to make sure that we're making progress, we also want to make sure that we're prepared for what's to come. With time and with effort, we can get more comfortable. We can deepen our relationship, increase that level of comfort, and then take things step-by-step.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark New York
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut
  • Aetna


New York

What our members say about
Ryan Ventillo


Aug 29, 2023

Excelente therapist and great with teens


Aug 23, 2023

My therapist was very nice and I felt comfortable.


Jul 26, 2023

Ryan is encouraging during sessions. He is extremely empathic and effective as a counselor.


Jul 19, 2023

Ryan always has great insight!


Jun 21, 2023

Ryan was absolutely amazing! He was empathetic, caring and a great listener.


Jan 17, 2023

promote this man!!!!!!!!


Jan 13, 2023

Not only is Ryan a true professional but he is genuinely a good person and a nice guy who I feel works hard and really cares for me. He’s a big asset to NOCD and you are lucky to have him


Dec 07, 2022

Ryan is simply the best. Thanks for sharing him with me


Dec 06, 2022

Ryan is fantastic as always! Love working with him :)


Dec 05, 2022

ryan is great as always!


Nov 24, 2022

Ryan is very patient and our sessions are always very insightful!


Nov 16, 2022

Plain and simple, Ryan is awesome. He just gets it and you are lucky to have him and so am I


Nov 07, 2022

Ryan was great! Gave clear direction and I feel confident that we will work well going forward


Nov 01, 2022

Ryan, great guy, very helpful


Oct 27, 2022

Ryan is excellent and you are very lucky to have him


Oct 17, 2022

Ryan is very thorough and smart and sometimes when I feel like nobody understands me, I feel like he does. He’s great and you are very lucky to have him


Oct 04, 2022

Ryan is very understanding. He has dug deep with me and really points out things that I find hard to express. I appreciate all of his hard work and I am very lucky to have him. You guys at NOCD should feel fortunate too. He is excellent


Aug 04, 2022

Ryan is such a cool dude makes me feel comfortable 100%

Badges and training


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


Cultural competencies

We've partnered with Violet, a health equity platform, to offer training to all NOCD therapists. These comprehensive training programs foster professional development and champion inclusivity in the healthcare industry. Learn more.


Languages spoken

  • English

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