Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Cara Michalak, Licensed Therapist, M.Ed., LPCC-S, Licensed OCD Therapist

Cara Michalak


Licensed Therapist, M.Ed., LPCC-S


In therapy, you can expect me to be non-judgmental, understanding, patient, and empathetic. Outside of work, I love spending time in nature and with animals, listening to live music, and traveling all over the United States and other countries.

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Get to know Cara Michalak

I've always wanted to assist others as they travel on the path to bettering their lives. The most gratifying part of my job is being a part of someone’s self-growth and self-actualization. I love noting positive changes and being a support system.

There has been an increase in OCD and OCD-related disorders in the past few years, so there is definitely a need. Seeing how OCD negatively impacts people’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis made me want to help.

Trauma therapy; I am trained in EMDR. In my career, I've seen how trauma negatively impacts people’s lives and makes them desperate 'to feel better'. I am glad to serve as a support system in that process.

We are all in this together. OCD therapy is a comprehensive learning experience for us all. There is strength in numbers!

Be honest about that. We will work together as a team to resolve any uncertainties.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Rhode Island



What our members say about
Cara Michalak


Dec 06, 2023

Cara has really helped me develop skills to get through anxiety from my triggers. I was really nervous starting out, but now I'm actually seeing results in multiple areas where I struggle with OCD compulsions and am finding it's been getting easier to deal with the anxiety. I feel more confident about getting through this than I originally did.


Oct 23, 2023

Cara makes me feel super safe and comfortable (as comfortable as you can get with erp)! Feeling very thankful for such an understanding therapist.


Oct 05, 2023

I'm very new to my OCD therapy journey, and I couldn't be more grateful for Cara. She's incredibly approachable, non-judgmental and insightful. I immediately felt comfortable with her. Highly recommend!


Sep 22, 2023

Cara is excellent and so understanding!


Sep 15, 2023

Cara made me feel very comfortable and safe sharing my feelings and experiences. I look forward to working with her!


Sep 12, 2023

Cara is full of great ideas to help me with my exposures and I feel like she sincerely wants to help me overcome ocd. She is caring, non-judgemental, and I feel safe sharing my thoughts with her. By far the best therapist I've had so far.


Sep 12, 2023

Cara is kind and understanding. I appreciate being able to open up and be honest with her.


Jul 26, 2023

Cara is great. I felt comfortable right away and appreciated how thorough she was.

Badges and training


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Languages spoken

  • English

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