Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Amalia Sirica, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Amalia Sirica


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


My approach as a therapist is to be gentle, compassionate, and patient. But at the same time, we want to get you better. I am solution-focused and empowerment-based—our goal is to get you feeling good and standing on your own. When I'm not doing therapy, I really love to dance. It's my favorite thing in the world.

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The human spirit is amazing. I love being able to help someone move out of survival mode and begin to thrive—to really live the life they've perhaps always been able to, before other things got in the way.

Get to know Amalia Sirica

I love to hear people's stories. I have been struck by how infrequently people realize how powerful their stories are. They come in feeling like there's something wrong with them, and all I hear is strength and resilience. The human spirit is amazing. I love being able to help someone move out of survival mode and begin to thrive—to really live the life they've perhaps always been able to, before other things got in the way.

OCD is very misunderstood, often misdiagnosed, and frequently mistreated. I wanted to be part of a solution that could better help people. I find that folks with OCD tend to be some of the most conscientious and kind people. That's why intrusive thoughts are so distressing, because they're not who the person is. I like being able to help people see that and return to more a easeful, joyful life.

Anxiety and depression. I've worked in crisis care and have developed an expertise in trauma, particularly generational trauma in which issues are passed down—you may think it's your stuff, but it's actually someone else's stuff that they handed to you. Unintentionally, usually. As a social worker, I was trained to look at what's happening in someone's environment. You may have symptoms today. What was your childhood like? How's work today?

Starting anything new is scary. Even though I've been doing this for 10 years, I still can get first-session jitters, because every person is different. There are nerves on both ends sometimes, but we're in this together, and we'll figure this out. Therapy doesn't have to look a certain way. It's different for everyone. I'm along for the journey, but it's your journey.

Shame dies in safe spaces. I will do my utmost to make our therapeutic space as safe as possible. If I haven't heard your thought before, I've probably thought it myself.. I'm not on a high horse; I'm here as a human with you.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark New York
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)


New York

What our members say about
Amalia Sirica


Dec 14, 2023

Coming up on a year of therapy and still learning new tools! (Thank you, Amalia!)


Dec 06, 2023

Amalia is the best therapist I’ve ever worked with! She’s supportive and understanding of my issues—even those that seem too specific or shameful. She challenges me when necessary, but always has my back. I’d recommend her to anyone!


Aug 24, 2023

Great! Even after 7 months, I’m still learning new tools :)


Jul 19, 2023

Helpful as always. Excited to see how we develop as we move more into the maintenance phase!


Jun 21, 2023

Feeling hopeful and supported as we move up the hierarchy!


Jun 16, 2023

Making headway every session!


Jun 14, 2023

Great plan 👍


Jun 02, 2023

Amalia is wonderful! Very grateful for her and NOCD. It’s a relief to speak with someone who is not only extremely knowledgeable about OCD, but also knows how to treat it.


May 26, 2023

Always a great session with Amalia but I feel like we’re making particularly good strides recently!


May 06, 2023

Helpful and encouraging as always!


Apr 25, 2023

Amalia goes above and beyond what I expected. She is patient, thoughtful, funny and insightful


Apr 21, 2023

Helpful session as always! Really feel like I’m making healthy progress with Amalia


Mar 21, 2023

Helpful and insightful as always!!


Mar 20, 2023

I really enjoy working with Amalia, her perspective is always great and makes me feel supported and capable as I work through the OCD


Mar 16, 2023

Always a great session with Amalia. I feel supported and challenged!


Mar 06, 2023


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

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Languages spoken

  • English,
  • Portuguese

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