Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Sara Kucker, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, M.Ed, CST, Licensed OCD Therapist

Sara Kucker


Licensed Therapist, LCSW, M.Ed, CST


I take a very kind and gentle approach to treating OCD. I am very supportive and nonjudgmental in session; I want to make people feel as comfortable as possible expressing their thoughts. I also like to use humor in my work when appropriate. Outside of work, you can find me with all of my pets. I have two beagles and a kitten. My husband is a veterinarian and is quick to bring home animals who need homes. Every once in a while, you might even see a pet make an appearance in a session!

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One of the reasons why I love being an ERP therapist is that I get to see people's lives vastly improve. There’s a reason why ERP is the gold standard—it’s extremely effective!

Get to know Sara Kucker

I know how hard it is to feel alone with your struggles. I became a therapist because I want to give folks the space to work on themselves in a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere. I love what I do and it truly makes my heart happy to help people become more confident in themselves and live lives according to their values. I’ve also been a therapy client, so I know how life-changing it is to find a supportive therapist you can be open and vulnerable with.

OCD is a very misunderstood disorder. There’s the stereotype that OCD is all about cleaning and counting. I see the distress OCD causes people, no matter what subset they struggle with. I wanted to help people manage their intrusive thoughts without being bound to them. There is a gap in therapists who are extensively trained to work with OCD, and I joined NOCD to help bridge that gap.

In addition to OCD, I am specialized in sex therapy and substance abuse treatment. In graduate school, I completed a dual master's program in social work and human sexuality. After grad school, I completed the requirements to become a certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists. I also have extensive experience working in substance abuse, and I've worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am well-versed in co-morbid diagnoses of OCD, sexuality, and addiction.

ERP is not easy, but it's so rewarding to take control of your OCD without giving in to compulsions. You deserve to live a life that is not dictated by OCD. It takes a lot of hard work to get there, but it is so worth it!

My only goal is to help you get better. I’m not here to judge anyone’s thoughts. My priority is guiding you to live a life that is not directed by intrusive thoughts and compulsions. If you're afraid to share any thoughts with me, let me know there's something you want to share but feel afraid. We will take things at your pace.

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Insurance Coverages

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


New York

What our members say about
Sara Kucker


Jul 20, 2023

While it took a little time to set my 11 year old daughter up with the right therapist, once she had her match the treatment took off. She went from being resistant to doing anything having to do with OCD and insisting she could handle it herself to looking forward to meeting with her therapist and asking to take on more of the treatment work. I am SO grateful we discovered NOCD. Our therapist is kind, understanding, flexible, and still firm in a way that creates a safe space for my child to navigate and shift behaviors that have been dominating her life for several years. Combined with a very mild dose of medication, the work with her NOCD therapist has helped reduce her anxiety and put so much power back in her hands. She's able to do things she wasn't able to do before, and is so much happier and willing to keep pushing herself. Thank you!!!


Jun 01, 2023

Sara is a beautiful person and a great therapist. Thank you.


May 16, 2023

I’m a few sessions into treatment, and Sara has been a big help. I feel a but more confident in handling my OCD, and am excited to see where I can go from here.


May 01, 2023

I’ve been seeing Sara now for about two weeks after a bad setback, and am feeling more confident I can tackle this as we continue treatment.


Apr 27, 2023

We only just began and I feel so lucky to have met Sara. She is trusting, knowledgeable, funny, and kind. I am excited to continue!


Mar 31, 2023

Sara is very good, she is helping me and letting me know that what I think and feel is OCD. I am excited to see how much I will progress in the next few weeks. Hoping I beat this illness!


Mar 31, 2023

Made me excited to get started working on exposures to heal


Mar 10, 2023

So thankful for NOCD and my therapy sessions. I’m noticing the progress and feeling so motivated with ERP.


Mar 06, 2023

So happy that I finally reached out for help. Left my fourth session feeling motivated and hopeful.


Mar 02, 2023

My therapist, Sara Rosen, is very warm and encouraging, and makes me feel confident that she and ERP can help me.


Feb 24, 2023

I truly felt seen and validated. Sara was very empathetic and comforting. This was my first time ever reaching out for help and I was very nervous. After the session I immediately knew I had made the right choice.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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