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

Monica Natarajan

Licensed Therapist, MS, LPC, LMHC


My approach to treating OCD is collaborative and empathetic. I pride myself in empowering the people I work with. When I'm not doing therapy, I enjoy traveling all over the world and learning about different cultures. I especially enjoy going on cruises with my family.

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I'm passionate about helping people overcome their OCD symptoms and regain control over their thoughts and behaviors.

Get to know Monica Natarajan

Becoming a therapist was a calling for me because I'm passionate about ameliorating distress in others. I believe everyone deserves to live a satisfying and fulfilling life, and I wanted to play a role in helping people achieve that. Throughout my life, I've had a natural inclination toward listening to and empathizing with individuals struggling with mental health conditions and life transitions. I'm constantly inspired by the resilience and strength of my clients.

I became an OCD therapist because OCD is often misdiagnosed, and many individuals suffer for years before finding the appropriate treatment. I'm passionate about helping people overcome their OCD symptoms and regain control over their thoughts and behaviors. Being an OCD therapist allows me to make a meaningful difference in quality of life, and seeing the people I work with progress and achieve their treatment goals is incredibly rewarding. Overall, I feel honored and privileged to help people on their journey toward recovery and improved mental health

I've provided mental health treatment in several settings, including outpatient community clinics, inpatient hospitalization, and supportive housing facilities. I'm experienced in working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and adjustment disorders.

You will be provided with ERP, which is an evidence-based practice for OCD. I know that OCD is a difficult condition to deal with, but I will be right alongside you throughout your journey.

I have many years of experience practicing mental health counseling, and I will not judge you by any of your thoughts or behaviors. I know that OCD is pushing you to have these intrusive thoughts. I commend you in seeking help.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Highmark New York
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield


New Jersey
New York

What our members say about
Monica Natarajan


Feb 14, 2024

I have been doing this program for a couple months and have found it is helping me move on with my OCD. Monica is an amazing therapist and always makes sure I am comfortable as we have progressed with exposures. I Highly recommend her and the program


Feb 08, 2024

Monica is amazing. I’ve struggled to see progress in therapy in the past. When I work with Monica there’s a noticeable difference. She helps me address and face the challenges we are working through. She listens and give me concrete feedback and help on what next to do to move forward in my recovery. I have made progress with her help.


Dec 16, 2023

Monica is extremely kind and empathetic and makes me feel safe to say what’s on my mind. The ERP therapy we have been working on has been very helpful in managing my OCD!


Nov 20, 2023

Monica is a great listener who provides actionable feedback and solutions to help me with OCD and recover from past traumas. She takes an individualized approach to treatment and suggests exposures that are specifically tailored to my struggles. I look forward to our sessions and feel very comfortable sharing with Monica.


Nov 17, 2023

I am a long time sufferer that finally is getting the type of therapy needed to tackle this disorder head on. Dealing with both harm, health, and somatic subtypes, I am always fearful of what I might say or what could be interpreted by a therapist as something so disturbing that I feel isolated or alone. Monica Natarajan has made me feel comfortable to lay it all out on the table and discuss what is going on in my mind without shame or judgement. Although I am still struggling and 3 months into recovery , I know that this is not a solution that can happen overnight. I am very grateful to have this platform and utilize it daily.


Nov 06, 2023

Monica is a great listener, communicator, and understands what’s going on as I explain my day to day issues. I will continue to use her to help improve!


Nov 03, 2023

She is very thorough and thoughtful when responding to difficult thoughts. Really enjoy speaking to her.


Oct 30, 2023

From just our second session, talking with Monica has felt easy and natural. I feel very comfortable sharing OCD-related struggles as well as relationship and work stresses. Monica has helped me understand how certain behaviors can actually reinforce my OCD and we have moved at a comfortable and steady pace with exposure therapies.


Oct 27, 2023

Monica is kind, patient, and supportive. I appreciated her holistic approach and that she always made space for my full self during our sessions!


Oct 26, 2023

I've only had three sessions with Monica, but already I'm feeling really hopeful I'm going to eliminate OCD from my life. It's been decades, and nothing has ever really worked..I've had therapist after therapist. Monica, and this program, take a more active role in overcoming this disease. I'm very encouraged!


Aug 28, 2023

Monica had been a tremendous resource through my journey. I look forward to many more sessions with her and Nocd.


Aug 11, 2023

She’s probably the only Therapist I’ve been comfortable with in a long time, and with the practices I’ve done with her, my OCD has significantly improved in the last couple months. Thank you!!!


Jun 29, 2023

Monica was very understanding. Listened well provided feedback. Let me know if she truly wants to help me.

Badges and training


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Languages spoken

  • English,
  • Spanish

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