Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Shannon Graepel, Licensed Therapist, MA, MHC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Shannon Graepel

Licensed Therapist, MA, MHC

Pre-license number: 18-P114495-02

Under the supervision of Veronica Finnegan

About

People are not OCD—they have OCD. I tailor OCD treatment toward my members' individual experiences, rather than just the disorder itself. The road to success starts with taking action to reach the goal. I don’t believe in getting it right the first time, or that anything will ever go perfectly. I love the complexity we have as humans and what makes us unique. Outside of work, I have two pet bunnies, and I enjoy taking spontaneous small adventures like going to a unique coffee shop or doing a ropes course. I also play video games and enjoy creative projects such as painting or woodcarving.

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Get to know Shannon Graepel

I've always felt connected to others and enjoyed making them smile. I realized at a young age that smiling wasn’t easy for some people. I wanted to learn how to bring a little more happiness into their lives. I decided to gain more knowledge and experience about helping people improve their lives via research and technique.

Working as a therapist has shown me that gaps need to be filled within the field. OCD is often misunderstood, and ineffective treatments can cause people to become discouraged. I look forward to seeing people change their lives in ways OCD may have made seem impossible.

I've worked with substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I'm still exploring other areas of focus and will always be eager to learn something new.

The best advice I would give anyone tackling a challenge is to be forgiving of yourself. Improvements take time. Mistakes teach lessons. Feeling discouraged is normal.

I'm always here to listen, even if you want to talk about how it’s difficult to share and if there is anything I can do to help. I'm not here to judge, and I want you to feel comfortable talking to me about anything. I know this can take some time. I don’t want you to feel pressured into sharing before you're ready.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Highmark New York
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Forest County Potawatomi

States

New York

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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