Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Emily Kim, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Licensed OCD Therapist

Emily Kim


5 years of experience

Associate Clinical Social Worker


OCD therapy can be tough at times, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. We may even have some fun when brainstorming really creative exposures. I love to include humor in our sessions when appropriate and use metaphors that help you digest the material. I prioritize collaboration, ensuring you're included in creating exposures, always checking in to see where you're at. You are the expert of your OCD. I'll be here to guide you with treatment strategies, as you inform me how I can help you. We're a team. When I'm not in session, you'll find me trying that new cafe that just went viral on TikTok (just because), baking, or walking on the treadmill. I love glittery eyeshadows and trying new skincare products. I recently got into Pilates and attending super-fun HIIT classes. Fun fact: You'll likely never see my nails bare.

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You've already conquered hard things in life. You can do it again with OCD therapy.

Get to know Emily Kim

As a child, I dreamt about helping people. I had no idea that would lead me to such a rewarding and fulfilling profession. I wish I could tell my younger self that it isn't just about helping others but also how much I'll learn from them. 'Let's help people' has now turned into, 'Let's work together.' People are much stronger and more resilient than they think!

After working as an OCD behavioral coach at my first clinical job, I missed utilizing behavioral interventions in other settings. Talk therapy can be effective, but after seeing how behavioral treatment helped people progress, I had to come back. I also missed working with OCD. I grew eager to specialize in OCD and related disorders, especially after seeing how many people were misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed, and to provide psycho-education to those who've been misinformed about OCD for years.

Anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Other clinical settings in the hospital and school systems have helped me obtain experience in end-of-life needs, substance use, homelessness, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, etc.

You've already conquered hard things in life. You can do it again with OCD therapy. It may seem new and daunting at first. But just like anything in life, you'll get the hang of it and see how competent and strong you are. Going through this treatment process will make your life easier. The short-term discomfort of ERP will only produce long-term relief, compared to the long-term distress of OCD. You can accomplish hard things despite fear!

Try sharing them, and let's see where it takes us. Sharing your thoughts, feelings, and concerns can only help us build rapport and inform me to construct an effective treatment plan. Lowering your guard and sharing your thoughts can be scary, but it will benefit your time at NOCD. If it helps, I've heard a wide variety of thoughts from people during my years in this field. None of them have scared me away.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Forest County Potawatomi



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Languages spoken

  • English,
  • Korean

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