Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Nicole Gustafson, Licensed Therapist, MA, LPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Nicole Gustafson

Licensed Therapist, MA, LPC

About

My approach to treating OCD is person-centered and evidence-based. I take time to learn about each of my members as the unique individuals they are. I develop an understanding of how one’s biological, social, and psychological circumstances impact their current symptoms and experiences. Once the proper foundation has been established, members and I work collaboratively, using ERP techniques to help them achieve their personal goals. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, outdoor activities, painting, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. I adore animals, with a particular fondness for dogs and cats. I'm also an avid reader of mystery novels. Feel free to ask me about my current reads and share any recommendations!

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Seeking help is an admirable action, and it is my privilege to be working with you. This is your space to share what’s on your mind in an environment of mutual respect.


Get to know Nicole Gustafson

I became a therapist to help people live healthier and more fulfilling lives. As human beings, none of us are immune to life’s struggles, and we shouldn't have to face them alone. It's my passion to empower others to use their innate abilities and strengths to restore hope and confidence in themselves.

When left untreated, OCD is debilitating. But with the proper treatment, it can be overcome. I decided to specialize in OCD because I'm passionate about evidence-based practices that can yield meaningful and sustainable results. I seek to guide individuals in regaining their autonomy and quality of life.

In addition to OCD, I have experience treating affective and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. I have worked with child, adolescent, and adult clients at outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, hospital diversion, and residential levels of care.

Therapy is a collaborative process, and you will truly get out of it what you put into it. I'm here to guide and support you in all phases of treatment. I will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone when necessary while maintaining a safe space for healing to occur. The path to healing is not linear, and we will find our way together. Most importantly, you should know that we will be celebrating your progress and victories, both small and large!

Therapy never includes judgment. There is a broad community of individuals who share similar experiences. Seeking help is an admirable action, and it is my privilege to be working with you. This is your space to share what’s on your mind in an environment of mutual respect.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut
  • Cigna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)

States

Connecticut
Rhode Island

What our members say about
Nicole Gustafson

W.R.

Mar 22, 2024

Great session. Excellent program and great results already. I’m very glad that I started this program.

Badges and training

Specialties

These designations signify the therapist's expertise in treating specific mental health conditions, ensuring you receive the personalized care you deserve.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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