Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Virginia Purnell, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Virginia Purnell

Licensed Therapist, LCSW


My approach in treating OCD is to collaborate with the member to create a treatment plan that decreases OCD symptoms and increases skills to combat OCD. Outside of my therapeutic work, I enjoy spending time outside, I appreciate the arts, I like watching movies/ TV shows, and I enjoy reading and spending time with family.

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I practice empathy and genuine regard for all the members I work with. Working with me is a safe place.

Get to know Virginia Purnell

At a very young age, I realized I had a natural skill for listening and connecting to others. That innate skill set has guided me to the helping profession of therapy. Today, I guide people through their struggles or barriers and foster their ability to work on themselves, so they can live the life they want.

I chose to work with OCD to help people get their lives back on track and experience sustained recovery from OCD.

In addition to treating OCD, I have worked with individuals living with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma, and psychotic disorders. I chose to work in those areas to help individuals minimize symptoms that create barriers in their lives.

Before starting treatment with me, you should know that in the first few sessions, I will spend time gathering information from you. Then we will develop a collaborative treatment plan and begin treating your OCD symptoms via exposures.

If you're worried about sharing your thoughts with me, please understand that I am an easy person to talk to. I practice empathy and genuine regard for all the members I work with. I find it extremely important to allow space for members to say what they want, and or need to say, without the fear of judgment. Working with me is a safe place.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Magellan
  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Blue Shield of California



What our members say about
Virginia Purnell


Jan 17, 2024

My mom said I am lucky to have someone help me with my triggers from the past.


Dec 13, 2023

After an uncomfortable thought, it makes me feel better when I write down the five senses.


Dec 04, 2023

Virginia is very understanding and helpful when I comes to helping untangle the clutter in my brain and share with me constructive insight on ways to objectively move forward with confidence that I will be successful.


Nov 22, 2023

I feel I have come so far since starting NOCD with Virginia in only my first few weeks of therapy.


Nov 15, 2023

I feel Virginia listen to me and helps me understand my feelings and work through my issues practically.


Aug 09, 2023

Virginia did very well at seeing me as a person while also keeping a packed intake session moving along. She took a few extra minutes at the end when I asked what I could do for aftercare, and thanked me for advocating for myself.


Jul 06, 2023

Still not much success in ocd symptoms,but at least she look concerned,I hope in future we will see better results

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Languages spoken

  • English

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