Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Kelsey Hernandez, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Kelsey Hernandez


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


I'm really big on the idea that you get out of therapy what you put into it. I'm your GPS, and you're in the driver's seat. I'm here to support and guide you to your destination. But you're still the one who’s in charge. A few fun facts about me: I just got a puppy who has been consuming most of my free time. I've also done three international trips solo—to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Thailand.

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OCD is complex. It has a lot of components to it, and there is much to understand. Doing ERP treatment is not easy. But the cool thing is that if you do it, you see results.

Get to know Kelsey Hernandez

Therapy always seemed like a wonderful profession, and I was always interested in it. I was very close to my grandfather, who was a social worker. So when it came time to pick a major in college, social work was a natural fit.

As a therapist, I've worked with many conditions, but I wanted a specialty. I started working at an OCD and anxiety treatment center, and after learning more about OCD and anxiety-based disorders, I fell in love with the work. One person I worked with recently told me that before coming in and meeting with me, she didn't think she would get her life back. I love hearing about how much better life can be after learning ERP.

On top of OCD, I’ve done a lot of work treating generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and BFRBs.

First and foremost, OCD is complex. It has a lot of components to it, and there is much to understand. Doing ERP treatment is not easy. But the cool thing is that if you do it, you see results. If you do the work, you will see improvement. These will probably be some of the toughest weeks and months of your life, but they will also be the most rewarding.

You should know that this is a safe, open, non-judgmental environment. I've worked with OCD for several years now. I really understand it, and having seen various themes, I have no judgment about any intrusive thoughts, especially those that may seem taboo. This is your safe place. When you share with me, open up, and be vulnerable, we can make sure you get better.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Regence Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Kaiser - Colorado Region



What our members say about
Kelsey Hernandez


May 13, 2024

I’ve enjoyed working with Kelsey so much. She is always so positive and I look forward to our sessions every week. The amount of progress I’ve seen over the last 3 months is amazing. This past week, I finally started to feel like myself again. I’ve seen more progress in these last few months than I’ve had in the last 10 years. The skills she has taught me have helped me so much and I appreciate her thoughtful approaches to exposures and exercises. She really understands the underlying/root causes of my OCD and is sympathetic to my feelings and situation. So, so thankful for her!


Jan 17, 2024

slow and steady, Kelsey helps keep me focused and working to change a lifetime of thoughts so my brain can work for me.


Nov 22, 2023

Kelsey helps keep me focused and work through my issues.


Oct 17, 2023

Kelsey is the best !


Oct 04, 2023

Kelsey is awesome. Super professional and always meets me at my level. I feel very comfortable with her and am so grateful I got paired with her.


Aug 31, 2023

She was really sweet and I feel like she will be able to help me.


Aug 21, 2023

helping me get thru my thoughts!


Aug 09, 2023

Very insightful and caring.


Jul 24, 2023

Kelsey is an absolutely amazing therapist. She understands OCD and how to work with it; answers all of my questions; and is helping me get my life back.


Jul 20, 2023

She is exactly the therapist I’m looking for.


Jul 19, 2023

I enjoyed working with my therapist. She had valuable insight that was incredibly helpful. I did feel that the app was too much of the focus during our visits. We would spend time typing in the app or navigating the app that I would have preferred to talk through issues.


Jun 28, 2023

Kelsey is so kind and I appreciate all she does to help me. She has great ideas every session and has helped me strengthen response prevention. I’m very grateful to have her as my therapist.


Mar 23, 2023

Kelsey really takes the time to understand me. She is empathic and compassionate. I can see that she is really trained thoroughly to help those of us that struggle with OCD. I'm hopeful she can help me to improve my quality of life.


Mar 21, 2023

My therapist's calm, practical and understanding demeanor is very helpful for people with OCD!


Nov 22, 2022

My therapist is Very personable. I like the structure. It helps you feel less nervous about going into some hour-long open-ended conversation like in usual therapy!


Nov 15, 2022

Kelsey is so kind and professional. She is very good at keeping my on track, letting me know whats coming next and provides excellent resources for my concerns. I look forward to our weekly appointments & am already seeing an improvement in recognizing my ocd symptoms after only a few sessions. Our sessions have allowed me to feel hopeful for my relationship as well all aspects of my life that have been challenging with OCD thus far. Thank you Kelsey and NOCD for creating a safe and informative place for all of us struggling with OCD!


Oct 27, 2022

I can’t wait for our next appointment!

Badges and training


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Languages spoken

  • English

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