Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Noelle Lepore, Licensed Therapist, LMFT, Licensed OCD Therapist

Noelle Lepore

She/Her

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

About

First and foremost, I want you to know that you’re not alone. You’re not bad. I’ve been there. I see you. Yes, ERP is hard, but OCD is harder. You can do this. I’m here to help you find your strength. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, both fiction and non-fiction, playing video games, baking, and going to the beach with my kiddos. I also enjoy working with clay and painting.

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I believe people with OCD are superheroes. Living with OCD is hard, and ERP is hard work. Everyone who chooses to battle their OCD is amazing to work with. It is an honor to be the Alfred to your Batman.


Get to know Noelle Lepore

From a young age, I took an interest in the actions and behaviors of those around me. I was drawn to the field of psychology as it explored and named things that I had observed. In middle school, I began to struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The majority of my obsessive thoughts centered around avoiding the seven deadly sins. When I told my mother what was happening to me, she recognized it was something she’d heard of—OCD. After reading about what it was, I created my own treatment plan. After initial discomfort and anxiety in resisting my compulsive behaviors, I noticed that the dreaded outcomes I feared never came to pass. This early ERP work helped me overcome my childhood OCD for decades and helped me live a fulfilling and happy and OC-'free' life. Seeing my ability to improve my own mental state—and even help others around me with anxiety and depression—developed my interest in becoming a therapist.

As someone who knows the struggle of OCD, I wanted to gain knowledge about the disorder so I could stay ahead of it. After having children, I especially wanted to recognize any early signs of OCD and “nip it in the bud” if it showed up in them. I believe people with OCD are superheroes. Living with OCD is hard, and ERP is hard work. Everyone who chooses to battle their OCD is amazing to work with. It is an honor to be the Alfred to your Batman.

Over the years, I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, postpartum anxiety/depression, suicidal ideation, and relationship issues. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health struggles for people in the world. After giving birth to my twins in 2019, I struggled with postpartum depression, and my husband struggled with paternal postnatal depression and anxiety (who knew that was a thing?). I came to realize there is a major lack of support for new parents, and I wanted to help fill the gap.

You can do hard things! I’m not going to give you reassurance, because it won’t help you. I’m doing that on purpose. Think of me as that fitness trainer who makes you work until your muscles are beaten and you're exhausted. You’ll probably get angry with me—that’s OK! I'm here to support you. I won't make you do anything I wouldn’t do myself. You are in control of your exposures, you are in control of your anxiety, and you will be in control of your OCD.

I understand. Know that I will not judge you for the thoughts that are entering your mind. You can’t control your intrusive thoughts any better than you can control your dreams. (In fact, controlling your dreams is probably easier than controlling intrusive thoughts!) You are not your OCD. OCD is something that is happening to you, not who you are. I know that. The thoughts you’re ashamed or afraid of are not something that describes your character.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Magellan
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region

States

California

What our members say about
Noelle Lepore

A.K.

Jan 10, 2024

I’m so lucky to have Noel as my therapist

M.A.

Nov 21, 2023

Noelle is excellent.

A.H.

Oct 18, 2023

Noelle is an incredible therapist who has helped me so much since I started therapy. She listens and always has great ideas to help me.

A.G.

Oct 17, 2023

she understands what I am going through

D.K.

Sep 10, 2023

My therapist made me feel very comfortable and at ease during our first session together. I look forward to getting her support!

N.B.

Aug 25, 2023

I love Noelle

M.A.

Aug 23, 2023

Love my therapist! I feel hopeful after today’s session.

R.P.

Aug 23, 2023

Really engaging and helpful, understood my situation and able to provide good advice

N.B.

Aug 18, 2023

I love her, feel safe with her and am hopeful she can help me!

M.A.

Aug 16, 2023

Great session today

N.G.

Jul 26, 2023

Noelle was very friendly. She seemed to understand and know quite a bit about OCD. She made me feel comfortable. I liked that she can relate to some of my issues and understands my situation. Since we mostly did intake I don't have more of an opinion at this time. Thank you.

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Specialties

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Languages spoken

  • English

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