Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Maribel Fuentes-Sandoval, Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker, Licensed OCD Therapist

Maribel Fuentes-Sandoval


Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker


My approach to treating OCD is collaborative and supportive. It's important to establish comfort before beginning treatment. We'll be working together to address barriers, experiences, and goals for improving your quality of life. In my free time, I enjoy eating at my favorite restaurants, cooking, taking my dog out to play at the park, and going to amusement parks. Being outside and enjoying the scenery (with amazing food) is something that brings comfort and serenity. Fun fact: I make it a goal to kayak or jet-ski at least once a year.

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I'm happy you're here today. The first step is the hardest, and you've done the challenging part.

Get to know Maribel Fuentes-Sandoval

For many of us, a significant life event brings us to the helping profession. Mine was when my sister was born. Because of her medical conditions, my family and I met with helping professionals who supported and guided us through the healing process. Those providers gave us strength by creating a secure, comforting, and supportive environment. I knew I needed to pass on what was given to me. I chose social work and my innate passion for therapy. I hope to bring the security, comfort, and supportive environment I once experienced.

What drew me toward specializing in OCD is the significant success rate of the intervention used here at NOCD. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is known to be the most effective OCD treatment. This proven treatment requires strong collaboration, which I believe is essential. By specializing in OCD, I aim to better support my members and this growing population.

I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults on many behavioral, social, emotional, and environmental concerns. In recent years, I've helped people manage intrusive thoughts, cognitive distortions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-regulation, and safety factors. I create a member-centered environment where I treat members as experts, and I'm there to guide and support them. I emphasize healthy therapeutic relationships where there is no judgment in treatment.

I understand how challenging it can be to ask for support. I'm happy you're here today. The first step is the hardest, and you have done the challenging part. I want you to know that NOCD focuses on OCD and similar disorders, which means we'll have effective treatment plans and goals for you. I will make sure you feel safe and supported during your sessions. This will always be a collaborative effort with a common goal.

I know it will be hard to share some thoughts at the beginning. That's why I believe the most important part of treatment is establishing safety and a therapeutic relationship in the first few sessions. I create a genuine connection that allows the people I'm working with to be their full authentic selves in treatment. I will never force you to share anything you're not ready for. My goal is to collaborate with you and encourage you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and experiences with OCD

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Insurance Coverages

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Forest County Potawatomi



What our members say about
Maribel Fuentes-Sandoval


Apr 30, 2024

Maribel is very conscientious and listens to your concerns. Throughout my sessions, I really felt that she was and is there to help. She is diligent in practicing ERP in session as well as assigning homework to practice. Additionally, she is very communicative and will respond to you over message whatever the query may be. She is highly recommended on my end.


Apr 22, 2024

Maribel is awesome. I see progress in just a short amount of time and she’s very hands on, which although can be hard, I KNOW that the methods are working!


Mar 18, 2024

I just wanted to share my experience with Maribel and the NOCD team. I learned so much in such a short time and my therapist Maribel was so supportive, caring, non-judgmental. She taught me that I’m not alone that there’s nothing wrong with me and things that I can do to overcome it. She listened and guided me and it was such a safe space. I value that time and what I learned because of my busy schedule and long commute. I hope I can come back to the NOCD team and continue my progress because just the short time in sessions I have learned so much about myself, and how strong I can be to overcome, my OCD traits thank you Maribel I wish you all the best


Jan 23, 2024

I came to NOCD needing a lot of help in many different areas of OCD. My therapist, Maribel, has been absolutely incredible and vital in helping me with my OCD recovery. She listens to each of my concerns with great attention to detail and understanding. I have never had such an amazing therapist. The NOCD app is also extremely useful and easy to use. Great company overall.


Nov 15, 2023

My therapist has helped me so much and my ocd has gotten much better with the help of ERP and medication. I highly recommend her. She is very understanding and helpful.


Oct 24, 2023

Great easy first session. Excited for what’s to come


Sep 05, 2023

Thanks Maribel ☺️🤞🏽

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