Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Kari Wolsky, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Kari Wolsky


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


As a therapist, I strive to be warm, authentic, encouraging, and empowering. I find joy and fulfillment in helping others to find and fulfill their purpose and to live fully. A fun fact about me: I have been singing and performing since about the age of 7 and grew up singing country-western music. I sing different types of music, from classical to R & B, and play the piano, drums, and guitar.

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I know from my own experience with OCD that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and healing is possible. I can teach you tools and skills so that you are no longer stuck in your OCD and can live fully and manage any situation going forward.

Get to know Kari Wolsky

I wanted to combine my purpose and passion with my work. I've been volunteering and giving back my entire life. After many years working in media, I decided to return to school to fulfill a dream I’d had for many years to become a psychotherapist. I have lived with OCD myself since the age of 10. I know firsthand how difficult it is to find the right treatment and how much courage it takes to get help. The good news is that OCD responds very well to treatment, and you have done the hardest part by looking at this page and taking the first step toward wellness.

Part of my reason for becoming a therapist was the desire to work with those affected by OCD—those suffering with it, as well as their families and loved ones. I know firsthand how difficult this journey can be. I wanted to use my own life experience to help those who are also traveling this path. To me, the point of our struggles is to grow and use our difficulties to help others.

I also have experience providing trauma-informed care and am trained in several models and techniques, such as EMDR, trauma-focused CBT, and Trauma Incident Reduction. In addition, I have training in and use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, mindfulness, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, among others. I have worked with people of all ages. I have extensive experience working with children and teens with behavioral issues ranging from ADHD and autism to ODD. A theme that runs through my work is helping those with anxiety-related disorders. I have a passion for working with young adults, helping them navigate life transitions and live according to their purpose and dreams.

It’s not as scary as it seems, and you can do it! With ERP, our obsessions and fears can be unwound and discharged more quickly than you'd imagine. Your brain is trying too hard to protect you, and our brains can be taught quickly that our OCD fears are not truly dangerous. When the pain of living with and being stuck in our OCD outweighs the fear of doing the work, that’s when we're ready to get the help we need to make lasting changes.

Know that there is probably not much I haven't already heard, and you are in a completely judgment-free and unbiased space. All humans have unusual thoughts. Neurotypical people can brush them off and let them pass more easily, while those with OCD may experience fear, shame, and guilt. Thoughts are not reality, but OCD doesn't respond to logic. Since OCD hits us where it hurts the most, it can be particularly painful. The people I've worked with who have OCD are some of the most conscientious and good people I have ever met.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Florida Blue
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)


New York

What our members say about
Kari Wolsky


Sep 19, 2023

She is so wonderful. We feel she is a friend in the sense she cares.


Jul 18, 2023

I really appreciated my therapist help. I felt stronger and less anxious as our sessions progressed. .


Jul 18, 2023

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Jul 18, 2023

So first off the therapist I spoke to was excellent. She listened and genuinely seemed to care about my well-being. The advocate(s) however came across as purely sales with no genuine empathy or care for anything but getting me to spend as much money as possible. The overall cost of treatment was far too high for me. I am out of work because of my mental health struggles so how exactly I am expected to pay such prices I don’t know, and when prompted by my therapist to talk to an advocate they only pushed me to spend money anyway. I appreciate the service could be valuable but frankly it is way too expensive especially when I could get local, face to face therapy for a much more reasonable price.


May 27, 2023

Kari has helped me get through the most difficult time of my life and helped me figure out the causes of my thoughts/feelings and how to maintain and overcome them. She showed genuine care and I felt very comfortable talking about things that bothered me. I never write reviews but she is seriously an amazing therapist and helped me tremendously!


Apr 03, 2023

Best therapy I’ve ever received!


Mar 16, 2023

Kari was excellent and made me feel comfortable and heard. My major concern is being able to support the therapy long term beyond the promotional period.


Mar 06, 2023

Cary is phenomenal!


Feb 23, 2023

Kari is a breath of fresh air. She's completely understandable and listens. I have so much hope!

Badges and training


These designations signify the therapist's expertise in treating specific mental health conditions, ensuring you receive the personalized care you deserve.


Languages spoken

  • English

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