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

Sarah Harbin

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Licensed Therapist, MA, LPC

About

My approach to OCD is to first help members loosen the grip that OCD has on their sense of self so we can get to work using ERP. I went to art school and I am also a big nerd, so I tend to use lots of metaphors and fandoms in therapy. I love to work with young adults!

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OCD therapy is wonderfully effective when done with attention to careful collaboration and creative discussion.


Get to know Sarah Harbin

I became a therapist after my own journey through GAD and experiencing the relief that came with working with a therapist.

After working with several clients who were living with OCD, I became interested in behavioral techniques that could help dismantle the impact of OCD on people’s lives.

I also work with LGBTQ+ individuals as well as those with anxiety and panic disorders, ADHD, and ASD. I have extensive lived and learned experience in these areas and have found that people are often misdiagnosed or misunderstood as they seek care for some of their toughest symptoms.

Your experience is probably way more common and treatable than you think. ERP is a wonderfully effective therapy when done with attention to careful collaboration and creative discussion.

Remember that I've faced obsessions and compulsions as part of my own diagnosis, and although my experience is different from yours, I know it's not easy to talk about intrusive thoughts. I work from a non-judgmental and compassionate perspective.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - South Carolina
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)

States

South Carolina

What our members say about
Sarah Harbin

M.N.

Oct 03, 2023

Great session today!

M.N.

Sep 21, 2023

Great session today!

M.N.

Sep 14, 2023

Great session and I am starting to better understand this diagnosis. I'm looking forward on how to manage it.

A.A.

Aug 23, 2023

I look forward to keeping my therapy sessions going!

K.R.

Aug 16, 2023

Sarah was a brilliant therapist. She really helped me get to the core of my ocd and I leave therapy with her feeling confident that I can keep on top of this. Thank you!

E.H.

Jul 31, 2023

I felt understood. It felt good to discuss my issues but also hard to gauge after one session. I didn’t get too much help in terms of reassurance or being able to manage my condition and tips to help until next session, but I understand this is the way treatment works. The session was mostly me introducing myself and my troubles and discussion of the probable most effective form of treatment. She seemed to listen to me and feel what I was going through, although she would not share her thoughts or opinions on what I told her or my presumed diagnosis. I am sure this is on purpose so she can develop an effective treatment plan for my condition. Needed just a little more time but I understand she is VERY busy! I look forward to our next session and getting better!

B.P.

Jun 29, 2023

Sarah is very good at understanding me

S.H.

Jun 28, 2023

I feel for the first time in years that I will be able to lead a normal life again. Sarah was just amazing and made me feel that I wasn’t alone.

D.S.

Jun 27, 2023

Sarah is a patient listener who will work with you to tailor a treatment program that will suit your specific fears/ocd.

J.H.

Jun 15, 2023

I am so grateful for NOCD for pairing me with Sarah! The last two months have been so great - if anyone is scared about opening up about their theme, I feel so comfortable and safe to talk about everything I am struggling with. I’ve had a lot of external therapists previously and I’ve never had a proper relationship with them but I actually enjoy talking to Sarah and look forward to our calls, not scared. She’s insightful, helpful and thoughtful. I feel like I’m chatting to a “friend” not a professional. I 1000000% would recommend Sarah, especially if u feel scared to talk about your taboo thoughts. She remembers previous information and helps you learn about yourself and appreciate all your self development and progress!

J.H.

May 22, 2023

She truly truly is incredible! She makes me feel so seen and comfortable. She helps me feel safe to talk about my thoughts.

B.P.

May 09, 2023

Sarah is just wonderful. She is able to quickly adapt and change the direction of the session if needed. She is very perceptive and responsive.

B.P.

Apr 27, 2023

She has been really helpful and really listens to what I say. She explains things to me and is really nice. I’m really glad to have found such a great therapist

Badges and training

Specialties

These designations signify the therapist's expertise in treating specific mental health conditions, ensuring you receive the personalized care you deserve.

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Cultural competencies

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Languages spoken

  • English

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