Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Roohinee Santram, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, RSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Roohinee Santram


Licensed Therapist, LCSW, RSW


I take a humanistic approach to therapy. In our sessions, I will hold space for you as a whole person. There's more to you than your diagnosis—that's just a small part of who you are. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to garden. Where I grew up, we were very connected to the food we ate; we knew where everything came from. It's fun to pick things out of the garden and cook them. I particularly like to grow all kinds of hot peppers.

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In OCD therapy, you're purposefully engaging in things that make you uncomfortable. Be prepared for that, and be curious about that process. But be confident that if you're willing to engage, you'll see the results.

Get to know Roohinee Santram

I grew up in a very small village in South America, and mental health was not something that was talked about. When I migrated to Canada as a teenager, I became aware that such services were available, and a lot of things just started clicking for me. I've always been interested in working with people and curious about human behavior. So I went into social work, which I really enjoyed. Through doing that, I realized I wanted to work more on a one-on-one, individual level.

I've had personal experience with OCD via friends and family members. I also really like ERP (exposure and response prevention)—it's structured, person-centered, and you see results in a short amount of time. We teach people how to become their own therapist and manage OCD themselves. We do more than just talk about OCD.

I also have experience treating anxiety and depression. Additionally, I do couples’ therapy, and I address a lot of cultural diversity issues, including immigration issues. I really enjoy that.

It's a little different than traditional therapy. It can be a little difficult before it becomes easier. You're purposefully engaging in things that make you uncomfortable. Be prepared for that, and be curious about that process. But be confident that if you're willing to engage, you'll see the results.

Just talk to me about that fear. We can talk about it without discussing your thoughts themselves. I've worked with people who've been keeping things to themselves, not sharing with their significant other or family members, for years. It's understandable that you would have those fears. But I can address your concerns and help you feel comfortable in sharing.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Roohinee Santram


Oct 18, 2023

Thank you so much to Ms. Roohinee, she saved me when I was deeply struggling with my OCD and gave me back a breath for new life and experiences. OCD will never have the power over me that it once did and it’s all thanks to NOCD.


Sep 27, 2023

It was a very positive experience!


Sep 19, 2023

Was great!


Aug 30, 2023

Roohinee is so patient with my son. He likes to talk with her. With him being on the Spectrum, there are challenges, but she gently pushes right through to keep him on track.


Aug 11, 2023



Aug 10, 2023

Awesome therapist. Very knowledgeable


Aug 03, 2023

Feel so happy and hopeful after our session


May 08, 2023

Met with Roohinee for the first time and she has a wealth of knowledge to share plus always made sure to listen when I had something to say. I was very glad to have met with her!


Apr 20, 2023

We have so much hope with our therapists help. So much to take in for my daughter but our therapist teaches her to break it down in smaller pieces. This helps her to feel there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Jan 25, 2023

I love her. She listens and understand and helps me a lot.


Jan 10, 2023

I love her. She is kind and a great and so helpful.


Jan 05, 2023



Dec 06, 2022

Love her!


Dec 05, 2022

Roohinee Santram is my mom’s therapist and I do translation for my mom. Roohinee is so helpful, patient, understanding, and give very clear guidance for my mom to learn how to manage her contamination OCD. She gives hope to my mom that it’s possible to get better. My mom is feeling hopeful she can get better with ERP therapy, and we already see the progress! We are so grateful to be assigned to Roohinee as her therapist.


Nov 29, 2022

Love her!!!


Nov 22, 2022

She is the best there is :)


Nov 15, 2022

Love her!!!


Nov 14, 2022

Thank you.


Nov 08, 2022

excited to get help! even my mom have to get a translator, it was very efficient and thorough. She felt very comfortable and hopeful to get help!


Oct 31, 2022

I love her.


Oct 03, 2022

Thank you.


Sep 26, 2022

Thank you for having Roohinee see me.


Sep 19, 2022

Thank you.


Sep 14, 2022

Thank you.


Sep 07, 2022

Thank you Rohinee.


Sep 06, 2022



Aug 31, 2022

She was very caring and listened to me during our session. I appreciated her sensitivity and support towards someone who deals with OCD every day.

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Roohinee Santram almost 2 years

“My thoughts are none of my business”. He said he heard it on a podcast and laughed out loud. I thought I would pass it on:)

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Languages spoken

  • English

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