Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Christine Lustig Ortiz, Licensed Therapist, MA, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Christine Lustig Ortiz


Licensed Therapist, MA, LMFT


People are dynamic and complex. I have a deep awareness and respect for what I don’t know, what I need to learn, and the many ways I can collaborate with a person in their OCD treatment. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband of almost 21 years, our three rescue dogs, and our family. I love to be outdoors and in nature, hiking in the mountains or reading by the ocean. I am reteaching myself to play the piano. I enjoy doing yoga and making handmade gifts.

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Shame, guilt, and fear don't have to belong to you anymore. Sharing your thoughts means you can begin to help yourself effectively manage OCD.

Get to know Christine Lustig Ortiz

When I was 13, my parents took me to see a therapist for challenges I was having. I was scared at first, but the therapist was patient and kind. They helped my family and me overcome those challenges. This, along with other factors, influenced my decision to become a therapist. I genuinely care about helping people learn about themselves and gain the tools to get well. Our mental and emotional health is so important. I'm honored to be part of that wellness community.

In years of practice as a therapist, I’ve seen that managing OCD is critical before you can work through other wellness goals. It's important to feel supported and empowered in managing your OCD. Once that happens, you can refocus on the most meaningful aspects of your life and relationships. It's amazing to see people feel relief, freedom, balance, and choice.

I provide trauma-informed care for people with PTSD, complex grief, anxiety, and depression. My clinical background prior to coming to NOCD includes helping those with eating disorders, substance misuse, and addiction. My therapy can include a whole-person approach, inviting the family or loved ones in to experience, to understand their roles, and to see how they can help.

At NOCD, we are truly a team, and we have a team approach. If I don’t have the answer, I will talk with other clinicians to find a thorough, detailed, and individualized plan for you. You will be actively involved in creating your treatment plan. You will be encouraged to use your voice, so I—and the whole team—can help you in the best ways we know how.

It’s normal to be afraid to share your deepest thoughts and feelings. You may never have voiced them to anyone before. That can be daunting. OCD is good at making people not want to talk about obsessions or compulsions. Shame, guilt, and fear don't have to belong to you anymore. Sharing your thoughts means you can begin to help yourself effectively manage OCD.

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Insurance Coverages

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



What our members say about
Christine Lustig Ortiz


Jan 25, 2024

I always feel supported


Jan 03, 2024

Christine is an excellent therapist she keeps me on track and redirects me when I begin to go off topic with my goals


Nov 22, 2023

I work with therapist all day every day and christine is by far one of the best I'm super glad she's my therapist and not a coworker of mine


Nov 17, 2023

I've said it once and I'll say it again christine is a great therapist


Nov 16, 2023

I feel that christine listens to my needs and struggles


Nov 11, 2023

She is my best first therapist in the United States. She is culturally sensitive, honor my culture, great body language and listening skills. She makes effort to understand me.


Nov 09, 2023

She's great


Oct 27, 2023

She is an incredible therapist. Great broaching and willing to understand my cultural background.


Oct 22, 2023

She's one of the best therapists I've met


Sep 26, 2023

Christine was so kind and supportive. I’m so excited to have her as my therapist.


Sep 19, 2023

Thank you!


Aug 24, 2023

I am so touched by Christine’s professionalism and empathy. I look so forward to our next sessions.


Aug 04, 2023

It was great


Aug 01, 2023

I feel relieved 😌


Jul 27, 2023

Christine is knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging to work with me on my OCD. I really appreciate her and am looking forward to working with her.

Badges and training


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Cultural competencies

We've partnered with Violet, a health equity platform, to offer training to all NOCD therapists. These comprehensive training programs foster professional development and champion inclusivity in the healthcare industry. Learn more.


Languages spoken

  • English

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