Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Samuel Munoz, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Samuel Munoz


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


I will work with you from a place of understanding. I'd really like to get to know you and what your individual challenges are. I will meet you where you're at. Then, we can work hand-in-hand to learn skills that will help manage your OCD. This will be a very individualized process. When I'm not doing therapy, my wife and I like to take long walks with our dog Luca. She really grounds us. She's nine years old now and still has the energy of a puppy.

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Starting therapy can be scary, especially if you're doing it for the first time. But sometimes the scariest things can allow us to make the most growth. As a therapist and someone who's been in therapy, I've been on both sides.

Get to know Samuel Munoz

I grew up in a neighborhood where there was a lot of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Even at a young age, I could see the challenges that many people experienced, and there really weren't resources for those individuals. I always thought, there has to be a way to help people; there has to be a way people can address their mental health challenges. I studied psychology to be a part of the solution. The more I became involved in this field, the more passionate I became. I knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I love working with individuals one-on-one and really making a difference in their lives.

I've worked with many different populations, and I've seen a big spike in OCD in the last three or four years. I've seen just how debilitating it is. It's about certain patterns of behavior that have to be addressed, and learning to manage them can help someone regain their freedom. I like working with people who have OCD and helping them make those very specific changes to improve their lives.

I've worked with many individuals with co-occurring disorders—mostly depression, substance use, PTSD, and anxiety. I have also treated severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. I've worked with a wide range of populations, including adolescents, adults, and people experiencing homelessness.

It's not going to be easy. It will require patience, and it's going to involve work. I'm not expecting you to put in all the work, and I'm also not expecting for me to put in all the work. It's going to require a balance. But I know that if both sides give it a good shot and put effort into therapy, we will see success.

Starting therapy can be scary, especially if you're doing it for the first time. But sometimes the scariest things can allow us to make the most growth. I come from a place of understanding. As a client and a therapist, I've been on both sides. I'm here to listen. I'm not here to judge. I always try to put myself in the shoes of the person I'm working with. And I’m a firm believer that the rewards of therapy are tremendous.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Samuel Munoz


Jan 10, 2024

Sam is excellent and I want to continue to work with him. I find great value in our sessions. Thank you.


Dec 20, 2023

Sam continues to help me. He is a great listener and has strong analytic skills.


Dec 15, 2023

Sam continues to help me as a therapist and I am benefiting from my relationship with him. Thank you very much for him.


Dec 05, 2023

Sam is an excellent therapist as he has great listening skills. I am very pleased that I am seeing him. Thank you.


Nov 22, 2023

Sam is an excellent therapist. He knows how to listen and is very patient with me. I am grateful that I am seeing him. Thank you.


Nov 15, 2023

Sam has been very helpful to me. Thank you for him


Oct 14, 2023

I really appreciate my therapist. He has a lot of experience with OCD clients. He is so knowledgeable. I like the fact that he explains and clarifies the steps and objectives of my treatment. He is s very good listener I like the fact he always seems so calm and centered.


Sep 25, 2023

Sam understands me and knows how to work with me. He is patient and gifted. Thank you for him.


Sep 19, 2023

Sam is excellent. He is patient and tolerant and gifted. Thanks to him


Sep 12, 2023

My therapist was late for the session by 18 minutes. The 60 minute session only lasted for 42 minutes.


Sep 11, 2023

San understands me and know how to work with me. Thanks


Aug 21, 2023

Excellent therapist. Entering some difficult territory.


Aug 17, 2023

My therapist is wonderful. So informed snd knowledgeable about OCD. Always so helpful with creating and doing the exposures.


Aug 14, 2023

Very good first session. Thanks


Jul 18, 2023

I like to start the ERP treatment/exercise sooner since I already know the basics of ERP. I have been treated at Rogers Behavioral Health using ERP.


Jul 18, 2023

My therapist is very knowledgeable and seems to be quite experienced. He listens and explains things very thoroughly. I have a lot of confidence in his ability to help me.


Jul 10, 2023

Explains process clearly and is friendly and professional


Jul 06, 2023

My NOCD therapist, Samuel Muñoz, is so good. He is very knowledgeable and experienced, explains things very well, and is very personable.


Jun 20, 2023

Best therapist ive had for my ocd he explains everything to me so i can understand whats going on inside my head


Mar 29, 2023

The therapist was really chill and professional. I wish that I could have been asked questionnaires and submitted an ID pic before the session so time could have been better spent doing other things. This should be implemented for others in the future especially for those paying out of pocket $100+ for 60mins. Other than that things were good and I’m looking forward to more therapy in the future.


Oct 04, 2022

My therapist knows exactly how to pace his approach. I appreciate his consistent demeanor and ability to direct the session in an effective and efficient manner. He is also properly adaptable.


Sep 27, 2022

It's tough, but so far the most promising therapy that I've had. Kinda odd that a Zoom session can actually be more active and hands on than in-person therapy.

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Languages spoken

  • English,
  • Spanish

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