Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Anna Dufford, Licensed Therapist, MS, LMHC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Anna Dufford


Licensed Therapist, MS, LMHC


I am here to support you in regaining your life, not to enable OCD. I will ask you to do hard things like challenging the obsessions and compulsions, in the service of empowering you to overcome OCD. Outside of work, I love all things outdoors—hiking, running, camping, off-roading. A fun fact about me: I did a little exposure by signing up for Tough Mudder and Spartan races. They offer the opportunity to challenge fears, and finding out you’re more capable than you thought is the best feeling.

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Resolving OCD is about learning to be present with the discomfort that is a natural part of life. This isn’t just an OCD skill—it’s a quality-of-life skill.

Get to know Anna Dufford

Personal growth is a core value for me. I’ve always been passionate about the fact that we can choose how we want to develop as a person! During my first Psych 101 course, it dawned on me that I could embody this in a career as a therapist. I’ve been a psychology nerd ever since.

Life brings plenty of challenges, but OCD makes those challenges personal. Resolving OCD is about learning to be present with the discomfort that is a natural part of life. This isn’t just an OCD skill—it’s a quality-of-life skill, and that resonates with me. I wanted to specialize in an area I feel authentically connected to.

My background is in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), another evidence-based approach, which has the goal of helping people build “a life worth living.” I spent the first six years of my career at a DBT psychiatric hospital, which granted me the opportunity to work with a wide range of people and mental health conditions. I facilitated the hospital’s DBT Intensive Outpatient Program, helping people transition from inpatient into daily life.

ERP is different from other therapy approaches. That's because traditional talk therapy is ineffective for OCD and can even make things worse. Instead, during sessions we will work together to gradually approach your fears and reduce compulsions. This process will be hard, but living with OCD is harder.

Let me know if you’re feeling that way. Therapy is a vulnerable process; it takes time, and I respect that. I'm here to help, and the more I know, the more I'll be able to do so.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Highmark New York
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)


New Hampshire
New York

What our members say about
Anna Dufford


Nov 09, 2023

Anna is very encouraging and well versed on OCD. i learn alot from her. A great therapist to have ☺️


Nov 07, 2023

Anna is a fantastic therapist. Its great to work with someone who knows so much about OCD. Feel very understood.


Oct 25, 2023

Anna is not only very knowledgeable, but she is very kind and makes me feel seen.


Oct 18, 2023

U charge me 15 min I was told no charge u may not be able to help me


Oct 18, 2023



Oct 04, 2023

It went very well. I’m glad I found this on the internet. I think Anna will be able to help me.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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