Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Alyssa Cruz, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Alyssa Cruz




I will meet you where you are and offer support and understanding. This may be a new process for you, and there may be some uncomfortable and difficult things we have to work through, but there is hope. You can manage your symptoms so they aren't so impactful in your life. Outside of work, I love crafting, drawing, and painting, and caring for my plants.

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We're starting this journey together, and we're here to learn together. Let's identify the goals you'd like to reach and the areas you'll want to work on. Therapy is definitely a learning experience, but it's worth it in the end.

Get to know Alyssa Cruz

Working in the social service field, I saw the need for more therapists. I love using my learned experience and life experience to support people who are in different challenging situations. I love the whole process of therapy—working from start to finish, and being able to see positive progress. It's so gratifying when people can say, 'You know, I remember struggling with this issue and now it's not so impactful for me.'

While doing individual therapy, I saw there was a need for therapists who specialize in OCD. I wanted to be able to support the people I was working with more in that area.

I have experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavioral concerns. I've worked with a variety of age groups, from children to adults of any age.

We're starting this journey together, and we're here to learn together. Let's identify the goals you'd like to reach and the areas you'll want to work on. Therapy is definitely a learning experience, but it's worth it in the end.

A level of vulnerability is required to be successful in therapy. However, if you're afraid, that's OK. Take your time. Share what you're comfortable sharing. We'll work through one issue or concern at a time, so things don't feel overwhelming.

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

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Insurance Coverages

  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Shield of California



What our members say about
Alyssa Cruz


Dec 15, 2023

She just really knows what she's doing. She's able to read between the lines and figure out what my child is dealing with, or needs. She has helped him and our family heal. She has compassion for my precious son, who struggles. He has improved in so many areas and has more confidence.


Nov 28, 2023

Feeling better & feel more in control.


Nov 08, 2023

It has been hard with the ocd but I feel like I can break on through.


Nov 07, 2023

Love how insightful and patient Alyssa is! She encourages me to push through the motions and helps me self-correct


Oct 02, 2023

Alyssa is always a great listener. She always knows how to tackle my type of OCD and provides me with more tools to effectively manage it.


Sep 11, 2023

Alyssa helped me confront my fears through exposures in order to reduce emotional responses that my OCD uses to make me worry.


Aug 28, 2023

Alyssa helped me recognize the patterns and tricks of OCD. Continued to provide me with tools to overcome it and be more focused on the important things in life.


Aug 16, 2023

Alyssa provides a safe space and empathetic. She asks further questions to get to better understand the situation which makes me feel seen.


Aug 16, 2023

My son likes her and is willing to talk to her. And that makes my heart happy and relieved for my child


Aug 15, 2023

Once again, Alyssa gave me great tools and exposures to overcome fear and compulsive behaviors. Feel like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Greatly appreciative of my therapist.


Aug 07, 2023

Alyssa helped me tremendously today with my OCD. She gave me extra tools to tackle it. I’m very grateful to have her as my therapist


Jul 12, 2023

Truly listened, and made a safe space.


Jun 22, 2023

Alyssa worked with me through my ocd fears and obsessions without judgement; rather she always knew exactly what types of exposures would work and was able to help guide, teach and give me tools that have made my ocd finally manageable. I can’t thank her enough


Jun 22, 2023

Super nice, I felt as if she actually cared. After all the help I have been searching for, I feel I finally found someone who wants to hear me out and actually help me. Thank you so much!!


Jun 21, 2023

Great session


May 17, 2023

Great second session


May 09, 2023

Great first session


Mar 21, 2023

So grateful and blessed to have Alyssa Cruz as my therapist on this journey of healing and growing. Trust came naturally with her as she immediately demonstrated kindness and compassion. I feel completely at ease having difficult conversations with her. It’s nice to be heard, I know that she genuinely cares and I know that she interprets what I’m saying, and how I’m feeling without judgement and while being vulnerable doesn’t come easy for me, but I know I’m in a safe space. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist.

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

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