Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Ava Martinez, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Ava Martinez


Licensed Therapist, LMFT


My approach to therapy is always holistic. I view the people I work with as the multifaceted individuals they truly are, always considering unique identities and life experiences before beginning the real "work" of therapy. I encourage people with OCD to challenge themselves and understand that their compulsions keep them stuck, not safe. Outside of work, I'm an avid runner (I've lost count of how many marathons I have completed!), reader (especially horror, sci-fi, and fantasy novels), and traveler (both within California and to other regions when I can.) I also have two dogs who I love very much.

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Therapy may not always "feel" good because the work is hard, but I always ensure my members know that we're on the same team. I am there every step of the way to provide warmth, encouragement, humor, and a nonjudgmental attitude.

Get to know Ava Martinez

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Insurance Coverages

  • Humana
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Magellan
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)



What our members say about
Ava Martinez


Aug 30, 2023

Stella says, “Five stars!!”


Aug 10, 2023

Ava was great, understanding and really helped throughout this first session to discover and analyze the direction we were going to best help.


Jul 11, 2023

Ava is great and understanding!

Badges and training


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Cultural competencies

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Languages spoken

  • English

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