Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Candace  Gillespie, Licensed Therapist, ED, LPC, Licensed OCD Therapist

Candace Gillespie

Licensed Therapist, ED, LPC


My approach to treating OCD includes allowing you to disclose your obsessions and compulsions, putting them in a hierarchy, and beginning to work on them using exposure response prevention (ERP), cautiously. During my free time, I love being with my husband and son. I like to shop, read, do puzzles, and just relax at home.

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I want to help others overcome their obsessions and compulsions and regain normalcy.

Get to know Candace Gillespie

I wanted to be a therapist because of the experiences I had in my late teenage years. I knew I wanted to help others with their issues.

Someone close to me had OCD. It was very hard for him. I want to help others overcome their obsessions and compulsions and regain normalcy.

Anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I wanted to focus on these areas based on life experiences and seeing that others needed quality mental health care. Focusing in these areas allows me to be more empathic, caring, and provide more unconditional positive regard.

Treatment requires exposure to the things you're struggling most with. ERP is very effective. It can reduce compulsions and sometimes eliminate them.

If you're afraid to share your thoughts, that's understandable. I'll create a safe haven for you, so you'll become comfortable with me and the therapeutic relationship.

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Insurance Coverages

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



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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