Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Stephen Gigliotti, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Stephen Gigliotti


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


I'm a very collaborative therapist. I am big on psychoeducation—I will help you learn about OCD and why we're doing what we do in therapy. I will never ask you to do an exposure I wouldn't do myself. Some fun facts about me: I enjoy hiking whenever I can, and I'm a big video gamer. Sometimes I use video games as a metaphor in therapy: we're not going to be jumping into the level 30s when we're only at level 1. We're going to work on the lower levels to build up our tolerance and abilities.

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I will meet you where you're at. I am not here to judge you. I'm here to help—wherever you are, and wherever you want help.

Get to know Stephen Gigliotti

I wanted to be able to help people who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Some people might look fine on the outside but are really struggling on the inside. That has been key in my pursuit of being a therapist. I really like working with people one-on-one, doing sessions, completing exposures, and being able to see their progress in real time.

I think OCD is a perfect example of individuals who are trying to keep it all together on the outside but are really struggling on the inside. With the behavioral work of ERP, we can really challenge that over-controlling aspect of OCD, because it goes against everything OCD wants us to do. When it comes to that anxiety, facing it is the way through it.

I have experience with anxiety and depression, especially depression with suicidality, and borderline personality disorder. I also have experience working with harm reduction in substance use and co-occurring disorders.

If you're able to do an exposure and not have a panic attack, we'll call that an A. But if you can do an exposure, have a panic attack, and sit with it, that's an A-plus. When it comes to anxiety and ERP work, we will be leaning into anxiety. You may not like me all the time!

I will meet you where you're at. If you're not comfortable sharing something with me, that's OK. We can work on our therapeutic relationship so you are more comfortable. You should know that I've heard and worked with a lot of things. I am not here to judge you. I'm here to help—wherever you are, and wherever you want help.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Magellan
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Aetna



What our members say about
Stephen Gigliotti


Jul 07, 2024

I recently received numerous invoices for hundreds of dollars for sessions that are supposed to be covered by my insurance with a 20 dollar copay. The billing department emailed me to informed that they will reverse these charges and correct the errors. However my bank card was charged instead. I continue to receive invoices.


Apr 22, 2024

Stephen is amazing at helping me get through my worst days and moments. He’s very kind and good at what he does he’s also not afraid to challenge my feelings and limits. I wouldn’t be as stable as I am today; without his help.


Oct 20, 2023

I can’t believe how much he has helped me. I look forward to our sessions, even though he really challenges me and my OCD. I can’t believe it’s actually working. I felt hopeless when we started, now I’m totally willing to challenge myself. Because In the end my mental health is worth fighting for.


Sep 28, 2023

Very happy with Stephen! Excited to keep seeing him.


Sep 14, 2023

Love love love my new therapist!! He really dove deeper into the questions and answers and I felt heard and understood.


Sep 08, 2023

I’m learning so much about myself and how to handle my own emotions and thoughts. He’s been so helpful. I never thought I’d ever recover, but I’m getting closer every session.


Aug 29, 2023

I never thought I would ever feel better. He’s helped me in so many ways


Aug 25, 2023

My therapy continues to evolve


Aug 24, 2023

I feel like the therapy is really helping me a lot! Stephen has assisted me through ERP, and I have noticed improvement in my health.


Jul 20, 2023

Your amazing therapist has made a huge difference in my daughter’s life. Thank you NOCD!!


Jul 18, 2023

I am happy that I found this program. My son really like his therapist.I am not in the room during the session next time I will ask My son to write more.


Jul 10, 2023

Stephen is the best!


Jun 22, 2023

I’m seeing results. My therapist is teaching me really good coping strategies. I never thought therapy would be this effective.


Jun 08, 2023

I was late and he still helped me


Jun 01, 2023

I feel so seen and heard. I’m really glad I was paired up with Stephen. He’s amazing at teaching me how to do hard things. I look forward to our session together.


Jun 01, 2023

He listens and explains things


May 26, 2023

These sessions are so helpful


May 22, 2023

He listened and helped me see a path I can see and travel where this past week was impenetrable.


May 15, 2023

I feel like Steven is very invested in my well-being definitely on my side


May 12, 2023

Helpful advice with no judgment


May 11, 2023

Let me know I’m on the right track


May 09, 2023

Stephen is friendly and kind design s our sessions well. We are off to a great start


May 04, 2023

This is exactly what we've needed! Our therapist is super personable and helpful!


Apr 28, 2023

Exactly what we need! Very happy with how these sessions are going!


Apr 25, 2023

Stephen has been very patient with me. My themes are constantly changing and he is able to move through them with me.


Apr 24, 2023

I’ve finally found a way forward. I’m looking forward to finally getting help


Apr 21, 2023

Helped me understand more of what I will be doing in my therapy. He did what I hoped he would


Mar 24, 2023

Wonderful first session! Thank you!


Mar 17, 2023

Stephen is kind, skillful, and patient. Olivia has had tremendous progress under his guidance, and has gained so much insight and confidence to beat OCD. Stephen, you are amazing, thank you for everything that you do for this community!


Mar 03, 2023

Wonderful and very knowledgeable therapist!


Jan 30, 2023

Stephen G. Was so great and kind. Explained everything very well and was really great with my daughter (12 years old).


Jan 28, 2023

What can I say - Stephen is a tentative listener, kind, and has a great sense of humor. He’s made this whole process a lot less daunting, and is very reliable. Couldn’t recommend him more.


Jan 11, 2023

Looking forward to working with Stephen.


Dec 20, 2022

It helps a lot I love the community feature too


Dec 16, 2022

We are very grateful for Stephen's support, kindness, and skill in working with Addy. She has made so much improvement in a short period of time, and we are all learning alongside her. She was even able to help a friend at school this week who seemed to have a panic attack by sharing some of the strategies she learned in her session. We were able to talk about how she is not only learning for herself, but for others as well.


Dec 07, 2022

Very nice, pleasant to be around, and straight to the point.


Nov 04, 2022

Stephen is such an excellent therapist. Caring, sensitive, and deeply insightful, he is providing exactly what we need and we are so grateful!


Sep 30, 2022

My first session went great. I felt very heard and felt like he knew what he was talking about.


Sep 30, 2022

I felt very heard during this session and felt like he knew exactly what he was talking about. He gave me great homework assignments that will help me grow.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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