Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Matthew McKinley, Licensed Therapist, MA, LPCC , Licensed OCD Therapist

Matthew McKinley

Licensed Therapist, MA, LPCC


I prioritize human connection. We're here as two humans, trying to improve those negative symptoms that you want to change. I will help you feel understood, and I hope you will understand me. In session, we will look at what OCD does in your daily life; I won't throw buzzwords at you. A fun fact about me: I have been studying with a Tibetan lama for 15 years. That study, and that Buddhist community I've found, has changed my life.

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You are capable of doing this. You've already taken the first step. All you really need to focus on is taking the next one. You have the potential to change, no matter what.

Get to know Matthew McKinley

I've always been interested in psychology. It struck me like a lightning bolt in my high school Introduction to Psychology class: nothing would be as important as learning about ourselves, and being able to better ourselves—for our own sake and for others.

What really intrigues me about OCD therapy is that to do it successfully, you need to confront fear. The only way to do that is to expose yourself in a manageable way, in the right environment with a therapist. To look through the illusion. Fear is always projecting the worst-case, most unrealistic scenario until you stand up to it.

I've treated a variety of conditions, from anxiety and depression to more severe conditions like psychosis. In my view, many of these conditions have a common root—complex trauma we all experience to some degree or another.

You are capable of doing this. You've already taken the first step. All you really need to focus on is taking the next one. You have the potential to change, no matter what. Have confidence in yourself that you can do this—you've come this far; you've found NOCD, which specializes in what you want to change.

Give it time. We could talk about something else, within reason, and save that concern for another time when you're more comfortable. I think it's natural to have that fear. You don't have to say the whole thing—the worst of the worst—right away. Just start somewhere.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Rhode Island
  • Forest County Potawatomi



What our members say about
Matthew McKinley


Sep 28, 2023

He was very very personable, helped me to really understand what was going on and that I’m not alone with how I feel. I’m really looking forward to working with him to treat and manage my OCD.


Sep 07, 2023



Aug 09, 2023

Matthew is amazing!!!


Jul 18, 2023

ERP is challenging. No matter the provider. NOCD is worth considering if you’re in network with them or even out of pocket due to lack of OCD specialists. However, it is expense. Like any mental health service, unfortunately. One thing to keep in mind if you’re out of pocket is that if you go above $1500 in billing, they won’t let the therapist schedule new appointment no matter your financial situation. That’s was the big upside for me. Having progress stalled isn’t fun. Other than that NOCD is a great resource if you’re considering ERP treatment.


Jun 08, 2023

My therapist is knowledgeable, trustworthy; but most of kind and compassionate. He is rare jewel and I am on my way to complete healing. Thank you, Thank you.


May 23, 2023

Great Listener Has Been Help Me Cope & To Deal With This OCD /Anxiety Can Feel Myself Beginning To Go Back To Somewhat Normalcy 😊


May 15, 2023

My therapist kept me on track with my goals. He listened to me and I felt heard . He encouraged me to continue my journey toward healthy behavior.


May 01, 2023

Very kind and compassionate.


Apr 27, 2023

Kind spirit.


Mar 24, 2023

Helped me so much!


Mar 16, 2023

Session sort of ended with an abrupt goodbye, but it was good overall


Mar 16, 2023

Feel Safe and Welcome to talk openly! Great Listener !


Mar 13, 2023

Matthew conducted it very well, I felt good around him and I thought perhaps at the end we were a bit crunched for time to go through the assessments throughly, he did say we’d touch on it next time so that’s good. Overall, I liked Matthew a lot and look forward to working with him :)


Feb 11, 2023

I’ve only had three sessions, but I can’t imagine life without NOCD. I’m so glad I found help that works!


Jan 28, 2023

My therapist listened, validated my thoughts and feelings, and helped me feel confident in a plan for treatment.

Badges and training


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Cultural competencies

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Languages spoken

  • English

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