Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Kyla O'Neal, Licensed Therapist, MA, LCPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Kyla O'Neal

Licensed Therapist, MA, LCPC


I treat OCD with a case-by-case approach—everyone's situation varies. Treatment is tailored to each person's specific needs, using evidence-based approaches such as exposure response prevention (ERP), psychotherapy, CBT, and mindfulness. Outside of work, I love to travel, shop, work on home decorating, spend time with family, and connect with nature. If I ever get the nerve and opportunity, I actually would love to be an expat.

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The resilience and strength people with OCD demonstrate in their journey toward managing and conquering their fears is inspiring.

Get to know Kyla O'Neal

My desire to become a therapist stems from a genuine passion for helping others navigate the complexities of life. We all experience challenges, and having a supportive and understanding therapist can make a world of difference. I believe in the power of human connection and the positive impact empathetic listening and guidance can have on a person's well-being.

I decided to specialize in OCD because of the unique and intricate nature of the disorder. OCD involves a complex interplay of thoughts and behaviors, and helping individuals overcome its challenges can be exceptionally rewarding. Also, the resilience and strength people with OCD demonstrate in their journey toward managing and conquering their fears is inspiring. Most importantly, specializing in OCD allows me to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote a greater understanding of the disorder.

My additional areas of focus include anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationship and couples counseling, women's issues, self-esteem and body image, child and adolescent therapy, neurodiversity counseling, cultural competence and diversity, grief and loss, life transitions and stress management.

It's a good idea to gather as much information as you can before treatment to ensure you understand what to expect. Know that treatment is a collaboration between you and your therapist.

It's important to recognize that such fears are common, especially in the context of conditions like OCD. Some tips: Acknowledge and validate your feelings, express your concerns to the therapist, take small steps, discuss any fears of judgment, explore the root of the fear, and set the pace.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Rhode Island
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)



Badges and training


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


Languages spoken

  • English

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