Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Tara Hegg, Licensed Therapist, MA, LPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Tara Hegg


Licensed Therapist, MA, LPC


I am a human-centered therapist. I can appreciate how difficult treatment can be, and I never forget that there is a human being sitting across from me. I lead with self-compassion, patience, and kindness. And I ask my members to do the same for themselves. Outside of work, I like to spend my time listening to music and dancing, hanging out with friends and family, and engaging in enjoyable physical movement.

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Having been through an extremely severe case of OCD and making it to recovery, I want to reach and support as many people with OCD as possible.

Get to know Tara Hegg

I have always had an affinity for listening with genuine compassion when others share their stories. When I considered what sort of career would allow me to utilize this skill, therapist was an easy choice. I feel lucky to work in a field where I can make a difference in people’s lives.

In my mid-30s, I was diagnosed with OCD. I quickly discovered why the World Health Organization lists it as one of the top 10 most debilitating illnesses in the world. I was housebound for about two years due to the severity of my OCD. ERP got me to the other side of that. Having been through an extremely severe case and making it to recovery, I wanted to shift my focus as a therapist so I could reach and support as many people with OCD as possible.

Sport and performance psychology, anxiety disorders, and relationships. I grew up playing a lot of sports, and I have family members who work in high-risk occupations, so I was drawn to the field of sport and performance psychology. I have also always struggled with a form of an anxiety disorder, so I specialized there. And because relationships can give our lives so much meaning, I wanted to be able to support people in this area as well.

This particular illness, and its corresponding treatment, might be the most challenging things you've had to manage in your life. Most importantly: You can handle that. In the words of Art Williams, 'I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.'

Take your time. And know that you can always tell me you are afraid. There is nothing wrong with being afraid. You won’t be judged, and we can go at a pace that is comfortable for you when it comes to sharing all your thoughts.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Kaiser - Colorado Region
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)



What our members say about
Tara Hegg


Aug 26, 2023

Tara is an amazing person and I can feel how beautiful her soul is and how much she wants to help others out who are struggling with incapacitating OCD. Tara encouraged me to get on a treatment program that we agree is the best option for me at this time. I only met Tara 3 times but in these meetings she has shown me unconditional care and has made it VERY easy to be vulnerable with. She has gone above and beyond for me and ensures that I am aware of her support. I am going to go to an in-patient 30 day program and Tara expressed that she will be with me through every step of the way and will work with me once I am back home. Knowing I have someone like her to continue my journey with is more comforting than I can express in words and encourages me to beat this more than ever before. I would greatly appreciate if Tara's performance and excelling in her role as a therapist be shared with her supervisors as I believe this type of devotion to her client is valuable information to her employers and she deserves recognition for it. Thank you so much Tara, for all you have done and I am looking forward to working with you in getting back to who I am supposed to be. <3


Aug 22, 2023

Tara talks to you like you are capable and change really is on the horizon. I have really appreciated her help.


Aug 17, 2023

I really like Tara, she creates a comfortable environment to be vulnerable in and I appreciate how she checks in on how I’m doing during our sessions to make sure it’s not too much. I was disappointed with the connectivity considering the sessions are out of pocket and so expensive. Looking forward to getting past the intake stage and start working the program. Thanks Tara and NOCD!


Jun 05, 2023

This was a good first session, even though we did not get through the entire "debriefing" it felt good to get started.

Badges and training


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Cultural competencies

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Languages spoken

  • English

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