Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Ricky Lau, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Ricky Lau

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

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I consider myself a strengths-based practitioner. I believe that every person has innate strengths, even if the individual cannot recognize it at the moment. Modern culture and social expectations can be very pathologizing. Instead of focusing on everything that is going wrong, I like to highlight and build on strengths that can create a foundation for someone’s recovery. You’ll be surprised how strong you can be! When I’m not working, I enjoy the outdoors. I love to go fishing, hiking, camping, and spending time with my daughter.

You may feel nervous about therapy, and that is completely normal! Remember that you took the time, effort, and courage to give yourself an opportunity for change. I’ll guide you through the process. We will be working on this together.

Get to know Ricky Lau

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Insurance Coverages

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region



What our members say about
Ricky Lau


May 22, 2023

Ricky is truly the best. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, creative, and kind. He knows how to enhance my strengths and has really helped me with my OCD without enabling it or providing reassurance. I really appreciate the support and helpful resources he provides during and between sessions. I am so grateful for him.


Apr 14, 2023

I have rarely had a therapist know precisely what I am dealing with but also comprehend and remember a lot of information I threw at him; especially coming up with a game plan that seems to fit the issue better than expected. Super grateful!


Apr 06, 2023

We received a lot of helpful info for helping a family member with OCD.


Apr 06, 2023

Ricky came with me (virtually) to face one of my biggest fears today which is riding an elevator that is old and rickety. Together, we tackled the exercise, and cumulatively I was on the elevator for nearly half an hour. Ricky does not reassure me, but does uplift and encourage me that I can in fact sit with my anxiety without acting on my Compulsions. Ricky has changed my life in the best way


Mar 12, 2023

As always Ricky has been fantastic. He goes above and beyond to email me resources and strategize exposures outside of regular scheduled meetings as well.


Mar 06, 2023

I am so glad I found the NOCD ap and that I was paired with Ricky as my therapist. He is so compassionate, calm, centered, and knowledgeable. He knows how to support me without enabling me, and although we just started working together, I feel so hopeful and even excited to do ERP under his guidance


Mar 06, 2023

Already feeling the positive energy and vibes that it will all work and brighter days are ahead. Thank you, Ricky.


Feb 26, 2023

Ricky has been unbelievable. This is the first time in my life where I see light at the end of the tunnel. I cannot appreciate Ricky and the methods he uses more! Looking forward to continuing my treatment.


Feb 16, 2023

I felt like I was talking his ear off but he was so nice about it

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Languages spoken

  • English

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