Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Brenda Ibarra, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Brenda Ibarra

Licensed Therapist, LMFT


OCD can create overwhelming cycles. As a therapist, I strive to show the connections between how you think, how you act, and how you feel, and how we can break those cycles. A fun fact about me is that I love nature. I've been a runner all my life and now have picked up amateur hiking, which is a fun way to discover nearby natural beauty, especially waterfalls.

Want to work with them?

Book a call with our team.

Getting back to being you takes practice. I’d like to invite you to invest in yourself as you begin treatment sessions.

Get to know Brenda Ibarra

From a young age, I gravitated toward helping others, which became my passion. As I grew older, I was able to identify my strengths, which included the ability to help understand people, build trust and rapport, and ensure others that it's OK to seek help. I then made the decision to become a therapist. I'm a family-oriented person who takes pride in staying true to my personal path—helping those in need.

I decided to specialize in OCD because it's a complicated disorder that requires intensive support. I offer that support via evidence-based practices that are extremely effective.

I focus in multiple areas, including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I support the overall mental health and well-being of people as I join and challenge them to reach within themselves to live the lives they're looking for. I'm fluent in Spanish and can provide treatment in your primary language if you choose.

Getting back to being you takes practice. ERP (exposure response prevention) will be utilized to support you and help you take back control of your life. ERP has been proven to be extremely effective with all subtypes of OCD. It is considered the gold standard of OCD treatment. I’d like to invite you to invest in yourself as you begin treatment sessions.

Seeking help takes courage. I commend you for taking this step on your path to feeling better. In my years of experience, I have seen how important it is to learn about yourself and seek out support systems in family and friends. It's a choice to be aware of current needs and challenge yourself to address them.

NOCD therapists are trained by our world-renowned clinical leadership team.

Learn more about our training

Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Brenda Ibarra


Jan 12, 2024

Brenda is phenomenal.


Sep 25, 2023

Me gusto mucho komo hablo la therapist kon mi hijo y kon migo.


Sep 23, 2023

Brenda always listens and gives me helpful strategies!


Sep 21, 2023

She so nice and great!


Aug 28, 2023

Amazing therapist, very kind and compassionate toward my struggles as always


Aug 22, 2023

My son is doing so much better since he started seeing Brenda. After his session today he said she is the best therapist ever and the only one he feels he can totally open up to. We appreciate her so much.


Jul 19, 2023

My daughter’s therapist, Brenda I, is incredibly gifted and effective at teaching us tools to tackle OCD and understanding more about managing it. My daughter has improved leaps and bounds in identifying her triggers, externalizing her OCD thoughts & behaviors, and using skills to bring herself back to a normal baseline. Obviously a continuous work in progress, but we are going all to grow and learn as much as we can. Brenda has been a godsend to our family. The importance of Brenda working to involve our whole family in our daughter’s treatment means we are all on the same page in how to not accommodate the OCD. It is working wonders! Thank you, Brenda and NOCD, for all your hard work! Much much appreciated!


Jul 17, 2023

Shout out to Brenda for somehow making life easier to manage for me and most importantly help me manage emotions to ENJOY life more and help tackle the very hard aspects of it!!


Jul 13, 2023

Brenda is amazing for my son. So engaging and funny. Gets him to laugh even when he has to do hard things during the sessions.


Jul 12, 2023

She is amazing


May 27, 2023

I had a great session with Brenda today! She gave me some helpful strategies to try out, and we had a good discussion about my progress and things I’m still working on.


Apr 26, 2023

Brenda is such a blessing!


Apr 21, 2023

Our first impression of Brenda is amazing. She was so engaging and funny with my son. She was able to connect with him about his passion for running since she is a runner too. He told her he was excited to start therapy with her which he has never said to another therapist. I am so encouraged right now.


Feb 07, 2023

We love Ms Brenda! She does a great job at connecting to my daughter and is always very helpful.


Jan 25, 2023

A real expert and so kind and knowledgeable.


Jan 21, 2023

This was a great session! Brenda helped me with a lot of self-doubt and increased ruminating. She gave me some good strategies to use, and also helped me understand better how OCD is affecting my thoughts. Very helpful!


Dec 29, 2022

Extremely helful!


Dec 27, 2022

Brenda remains amIng each and every session. You can tell she is an expert and you feel in good hands.


Dec 19, 2022

Brenda is wonderful. She knows how to keep the interest of an 8 year old who is embarrassed by his condition and make him feel “normal” and safe. She is professional-yet so warm-and always on time and makes him feel like he has a way to improve life b


Nov 30, 2022

You can tell she is an expert and actually cares and it means so much.


Nov 22, 2022



Nov 19, 2022

Brenda was so amazing! She helped me understand the process she explained everything to Thomas and was just so knowledgeable and reassuring.


Nov 15, 2022

Amazing and gave us hope and honesty.

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,
  • Spanish

Want to work with one of our licensed therapists?