Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Kara  Keicher , Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, Licensed OCD Therapist

Kara Keicher

Licensed Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C


My approach to treating OCD is to combine my own experience and perspective with the proven methods of ERP, allowing for the human component of creativity, authenticity, and empathy to guide a collaborative experience. I work with members to customize treatment plans for their unique obsessions, compulsions, and desired outcomes. I prioritize non-judgment and building a healthy therapeutic alliance by earning trust and showing genuine and unconditional positive regard. Outside of work, I'm a city dweller but love being active and outdoors, especially in the woods or on the water. I like going on scenic adventures with my partner and our dogs, hanging out with my nieces and nephews, dancing, taking classes, watching movies, and playing drums.

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I'll encourage you to stretch beyond your comfort zone, but we'll take each step at your pace. This is your therapy, and you always have the final say on what you do here.

Get to know Kara Keicher

I didn't always know I wanted to be a mental health therapist, but my personal experiences gave me a life-long interest in psychology, health, and healing, and ultimately led me to become the professional I am today. Having endured adverse childhood experiences and subsequent struggles, I began working with social workers and other mental health professionals around age 11 or 12. Initially, it felt like going to therapy was something more for my parents' benefit. When I was about 15 years old, something shifted in me after I met a psychologist I felt I could trust. I let my guard down and experienced unconditional acceptance and personal growth, learning how to engage in therapy in ways that were valuable to me. That influenced my openness to engage with other clinicians who supported me and were instrumental to my development and success.

OCD runs in my family and has impacted many people in my life. When I learned about NOCD, I knew I'd found a way I could make a difference in people’s lives. I had used exposure therapy techniques with people I counseled previously, and I'd found it to be one of the most effective tools.

I have experience working with a variety of diagnoses, including PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.

You'll be well-supported here at NOCD. You have access to private, individual and group therapy options, along with a robust app that provides education and social connection with other members and member advocates. You will not be alone in your struggle. Compulsions provide short-term relief for long-term distress, but the techniques you'll learn here will provide long-term relief. You'll re-educate your body and mind through short-term distressing experiments designed by you and your therapist. This is your therapy, and you always have the final say on what you do here.

It's natural to fear opening up during therapy. If you decide to work with me, I'll encourage you to stretch beyond your comfort zone, but we'll take each step at your pace. If you're feeling afraid, share that with me, so I can meet you where you are. You can also share about this in the app or connect with a member advocate if you'd like extra support.

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Insurance Coverages

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


District Of Columbia

What our members say about
Kara Keicher


Apr 16, 2024

Kara is patient and understanding as we work through my obsessions. She takes time to explain ERP concepts and strategies that are new to me so I can apply them effectively.

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Languages spoken

  • English

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