Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Anushka Fonseka, Licensed Therapist, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Anushka Fonseka


Licensed Therapist, MS, LPC, NCC


I find the DIAMOND screening tool that we have in place to be a great tool determining if the individual has OCD. If so, building a fear response list and an exposure hierarchy is the standard method I follow to treat OCD. I like to work with individuals and listen to their needs when building this hierarchy. When I'm not doing therapy, I like to enjoy the warmer months outdoors doing activities like kayaking, cycling or hiking. Recently I have gotten into birdwatching. During the colder months I try to cross-country ski.

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NOCD has so many great resources—the app feature and peer support groups, in addition to ERP-trained therapists. I encourage any member to utilize those resources to the fullest, so they experience better outcomes.

Get to know Anushka Fonseka

I myself have benefited from therapy. I wanted to be an agent of change and share with others the benefits of mental health therapy. Also, I enjoy working with individuals one on one.

I always enjoy learning new things. OCD is not something I imagined being involved in. However, when I saw the opportunity to learn more about OCD and ERP treatment, I was drawn to them.

I received my education in general mental health. Since I started as a mental health therapist, I've noticed I enjoy working with complex trauma PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy couples therapy. As someone who is interested in family systems theory I naturally tend to look at the larger system of the individual.

NOCD has so many great resources—the app feature and peer support groups, in addition to ERP-trained therapists. That sets NOCD apart from other treatment platforms. I encourage any member to utilize those resources to the fullest, so they experience better outcomes.

I understand it can be hard to share some thoughts because of the fear of judgment or legal consequences. I always respect individuals’ privacy. I also understand some personal experiences and trauma can be hard to talk through. I can only help someone with the information they share with me. I don't know what I don't know. The more someone shares, the more we can work together to address OCD and to differentiate OCD thoughts.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wisconsin - Commercial
  • Cigna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)



What our members say about
Anushka Fonseka


Jul 17, 2023

This was overall a good experience because I felt supported and understood on the message boards, through support groups and with the therapist and advocates. I would've liked to ease into therapy moreso because it felt a little rushed and it seemed I didn't have enough time to get comfortable with the therapist and acclimate to everything. I thought that I conveyed my hesitancy regarding ert but perhaps I didn't express that well enough. Ultimately, I didn't feel ready for ert. I had tried it previously at a different place that specializes in ocd and although it may have helped a little I didn't get the results I had hoped for despite dedicating a ton of time and energy into it. Unfortunately, this time around I was a bit leary and wasn't as prepared to dive into it as I had initially thought. I feel too as though my particular type of ocd (real event) that is the most problematic in my life is somewhat tricky to tackle with ert. Overall I think that this app is a great idea and is very beneficial to many who suffer from ocd. I'm just not sure it was a good fit for me because of my type of OCD and previous experience with ert.


Jun 12, 2023

I was very happy with the pace and flow of things

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Languages spoken

  • English,
  • Other

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