Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Paola  Villa, Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Paola Villa

Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW


My approach to treating OCD is to challenge you at an appropriate level. We will work collaboratively to decide what exposures you feel most comfortable with. I will never put you in a situation I wouldn't be willing to be in myself. Some fun facts about me: I was born and raised in Arizona and miss the desert now and then (but nothing beats the beach!). I enjoy yoga and work at a yoga studio part-time, with the goal of being a yoga instructor in the near future.

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You are not alone in the difficulties you're going through. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Get to know Paola Villa

I've always been interested in seeking a career that helps others. As a therapist, I feel fulfilled by supporting others through various challenges.

I've worked with people with various mental health challenges, but I see anxiety and OCD most often. I found there was a lack of treatment knowledge for these disorders, so I sought the appropriate knowledge.

I have worked primarily with youth and adolescents who experienced anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, and adjustment disorder. I have approached these disorders with mindfulness, breathwork, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe trauma and stress live in the body if not processed or released appropriately. Mental health and physical health are at the same level of importance. I work to destigmatize mental health by leaning into how our physical body responds to our mental health challenges.

You are not alone in the difficulties you're going through. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, if you're willing to commit to the work.

It's very normal to feel hesitant to share your thoughts. We've been constructed to feel shame surrounding certain thoughts or topics. I can assure you that at NOCD, no topic or thought is too taboo. Your thoughts will remain confidential. I strongly believe a person's values and character don't always align with their thoughts.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Kaiser - Southern California Region
  • Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
  • Magellan
  • Kaiser - Northern California Region
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Rhode Island



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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