Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Debby Nickens, Licensed Therapist, MS, LMHC, LPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Debby Nickens

Licensed Therapist, MS, LMHC, LPC


In therapy, I first establish that this is a judgment-free zone—I'm a safe person to speak with. Second, I want to make sure you know exactly what OCD is and the best ways to treat it. Third, I'll walk with you as you do exposure response prevention exercises to slowly defeat the OCD monster. Some fun facts about me: Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family at our mountain house, hiking, and playing with our dogs.

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OCD therapy won't be easy, but you will not be alone.

Get to know Debby Nickens

I was originally a registered nurse. I loved nursing, but after 25 years, I decided to return to get a master’s degree in counseling psychology. I had worked to help people physically and now wanted to help others with their mental health. I enjoy walking alongside others to help them find their way to a better life.

Over the years, I've encountered many clients with OCD, both children and adults. I've researched the best ways to help them and have attended many conferences and classes about OCD. I enjoy helping my clients overcome the power of OCD.

Anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and trauma. I focused in those areas because many people came to me seeking help for these concerns. I also struggle with my anxiety and past traumas.

Therapy won't be easy, but you will not be alone.

I hope to help all members feel at ease and able to share any thoughts. But if that's difficult, let me know how I can make things easier for you.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Debby Nickens


Jan 12, 2024

Debby is caring and compassionate and so knowledgeable and helpful. Debby is amazing!


Dec 30, 2023

Debby is a great therapist. She listens to me, understands my feelings, and lets me express myself without judgement. She deeply understands OCD and knows how to treat it effectively. My symptoms have decreased significantly since I began working with her.


Oct 30, 2023

Deborah Nickens Is awesome she is truly helping me conquer my ocd


Oct 14, 2023

Debbie is great. I’ve made a ton of progress since we started working together. I feel supported and understood.


Sep 22, 2023

Feeling very relieved to be getting help and to finally voice my intrusive thoughts to someone and feel accepted!


Sep 06, 2023

She does a great job and she has helped me learn skills to help manage my OCD.


Aug 11, 2023

I am feeling better each session. I am learning new skills and I am feeling heard.


Jul 07, 2023

I am feeling good about this process and I am looking forward to felling better


May 19, 2023

I instantly felt comfortable with her and validated for how I was feeling


May 13, 2023

Debby is very helpful. I’ve only had one session with her so far, but I am already feeling more confident about my ability to overcome my intrusive thoughts after speaking with her.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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