Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Melissa Arena, Licensed Therapist MS, LPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Melissa Arena


Licensed Therapist MS, LPC

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My approach to treating OCD is to put the member first. I like to create a collaborative treatment environment, so each member feels involved in their therapy journey. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, going on hikes, spending as much time outdoors as I can, and exercising.

Starting therapy can be a difficult step to take. I am here to help you navigate this journey at each step of the way.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna


New Jersey

What our members say about
Melissa Arena


Sep 25, 2023

Melissa is amazing every single week! So thankful for her


Sep 15, 2023

I was having such a tough day but Melissa met me with so much compassion as usual. It really helps to have her to listen to what I’m going through knowing that she is putting in her best effort to understand and help me


Aug 31, 2023

Melissa is excellent! She is very holistic in treating OCD and recognizing the various struggles that I’m going through. I’m very grateful for her and believe I’m making progress.


Aug 29, 2023

Melissa is a great therapist. She is compassionate, understanding and always knows how to ask the right questions and respond with what we need to hear. She is great with teenagers. Both me and my daughter feel heard and supported by her. Highly recommend her


Aug 29, 2023

Great session.


Aug 14, 2023

She is amazing to work with, always feel understood and she helps deconstruct my thoughts with her knowledge


Aug 09, 2023

Mellissa is great! She is very willing to go with the flow and adjust approaches based on how I’ve been doing. She really listens to what I have to say and offers helpful insight into my OCD.


Jul 26, 2023

Mellissa is great! She’s been very helpful and understanding in addressing my fears and concerns, as well as explaining each step of the ERP process.


Jul 17, 2023

I started therapy about 2 months ago and my therapist is amazing. We create realistic goals together and has given me some excellent advice. The cost is great too since it is covered by insurance.


Jul 06, 2023

Great job


Jun 30, 2023

Non judgmental


Jun 05, 2023

Mellissa was extremely helpful and I look forward to my next session with her -thank you!


Jun 01, 2023

As usual. Melissa was great!


May 04, 2023

As usual Mellissa was great She deserves big raise !


Apr 19, 2023

Mellisa Arena as usual was great !


Apr 04, 2023

She is GREAT! Mike 🙏


Apr 03, 2023

Mellissa is great. I really enjoyed talking to her. She was very knowledgeable and seems to be a great support. I'd give her 5 stars but we only met once but I'm sure she is very good at what she does! Looking forward to working with her. Laura

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Languages spoken

  • English

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