Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Faran Asen, Licensed Therapist, LICSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Faran Asen


Licensed Therapist, LICSW


My treatment approach is very collaborative. I really enjoy brainstorming unique exposures and making sure that we're doing what feels right for you. I try to make sessions light-hearted, whenever possible, because there's already so much fear attached to OCD. You'll likely see my cat, Sadie, pop into our sessions now and then!

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OCD treatment isn't easy. It's not supposed to be. But as long as you're willing to keep going, you're on the right track. The first step is showing up.

Get to know Faran Asen

Throughout life, I had the opportunity to experience therapy from both sides and learned how essential it is to feel heard and understood. I wanted to be part of making that happen for others. I believe that everyone has their own unique strengths that can help them to achieve their goals. When we are suffering, it can feel impossible to identify these strengths in ourselves. I quickly became passionate about supporting others through this process.

I'm very goal-oriented. The great thing about treating OCD is being able to see the process and the outcome. It's unique in that way, compared to other forms of therapy where it can be harder to directly see results. That's really rewarding. OCD is also unique in terms of how well people can come to understand it. Once you understand, that's almost half the battle.

I have a background in CBT and have treated a lot of anxiety and panic disorders. I also have a lot of experience in DBT, treating borderline personality disorder, especially in adolescents, and treating emotional dysregulation.

Have clear expectations. OCD therapy is not linear—in terms of progress, it's not going to start in one spot and be smooth sailing. It goes up and down. And that's what it's supposed to look like. If things are getting tough, that doesn't mean you're moving backward. That's how it's supposed to be, and that's totally OK. As long as you're still willing to keep going, you're succeeding. Half the battle is showing up.

We can talk that out. Just sharing that fear is a big step. Are you afraid of talking about something because it's embarrassing, or is it because you're worried that if you share it, something might happen?

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Insurance Coverages

  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Massachusetts
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Cigna



What our members say about
Faran Asen


Mar 01, 2024

Faran is fair, even-handed, and effective. She listens and is well-versed in identifying OCD behaviors, even when they are particularly sneaky. With her you will make progress as long as you are willing to do the work! So excited about the progress I’ve made with Faran.


Nov 29, 2023

Faran keeps you on tract and holds you accountable


Oct 18, 2023

Faran Asen is very professional. She keeps me on track and explains everything very clearly


Sep 20, 2023

faran is the best!! she’s patient and understanding but also effect and stern when needed


Aug 29, 2023

Very happy how my session went


Aug 17, 2023

Very personable, clarifies questionnaires, professional, compassionate and understands what am describing etc


Apr 07, 2023

Very encouraging and understanding.


Mar 20, 2023

Faran is patient and willing to explore a number of options for my child, who has trouble expressing what is being experienced.


Jan 06, 2023

Faran is very patient and good af asking questions different ways to get my son to answer her questions.


Sep 11, 2022

Had a tough session but I believe it be worth it especially with my therepist help


Sep 01, 2022

Very pleased with experience and she was very helpful

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Languages spoken

  • English

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