Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Elise Curry, Licensed Therapist, Psychologist, PsyD, Licensed OCD Therapist

Elise Curry


Licensed Therapist, Psychologist, PsyD


I understand that OCD creates unwanted thoughts that can make you feel ashamed or scared to have them, let alone share them. The impact OCD has on daily life is so negative that it can ruin relationships and make you isolated from life. ERP allows me to get creative to find exposures that will help you depend less on compulsions. I'll use this powerful therapy technique to guide you away from OCD. I've dealt with a large number of OCD-related cases, so there's nothing I haven't heard before. Members say that I'm warm and easy to talk to, with a good sense of hum that can help break tension during sessions. I'm also a certified trainer for Mindful Self-Compassion workshops in San Diego. You'll find me to be a great partner as you take this journey to overcome your OCD.

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Insurance Coverages

  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Anthem Blue Cross - Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Beacon Health (Medi-cal)
  • Magellan



What our members say about
Elise Curry


Apr 09, 2024

Dr Curry is the best. Friendly, caring, and successful. I have made amazing strides thanks in large part to her


Feb 01, 2024

Dr Curry is great - kind funny but holds me accountable. Also she doesn’t just do ERP all session we talk about how I’m feeling and she suggests other things I can do to feel better


Jan 20, 2024

It is so vital to have my psychologist be direct in her communication with me and be willing to find alternative paths to success that feel doable when I get stuck.


Dec 30, 2023

My progress has been slowed down by the life transition to retirement and the process of doing paperwork to get Medicare and other benefits. My stress level has been high and my obsessive thoughts lead me to cruise Amazon. I am resisting more purchases than not but it is hard. All in all I believe I am moving in a positive direction even when I feel stuck.


Dec 15, 2023

Dr Elise is great. Funny caring knowledgeable really enjoy our sessions even when we are dealing with difficult issues


Dec 08, 2023

I have been going through a very stressful life transition to retirement and have backslid with my compulsive online spending to bind my anxiety. At the same time I have been meeting goals re: Required paperwork. I intend to get back my focus on the hoarding on hand to allow for taking graphics online as a reward. Dr. Elise has a way of instilling hope when I am feeling discouraged.


Dec 07, 2023

Dr Elise is great already I feel optimistic about the future


Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Elise informed me that we would try a different way of structuring sessions to increase my mastery of decluttering. I am willing to try as I get side-tracked thus avoiding cleaning up. I do feel renewed hope that I can get my place under control.


Oct 02, 2023

We went over my scales and while some things improved others did not. Reviewed and updated my tasks for while she will be on vacation and who I can call for support if needed before her return. I felt cared for and more focused.


Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Elise and I made a list of tasks/goals to complete while she is on vacation. And also accomplished things I’ve achieved. We have another session before her trip so we can review and update the list. It feels great to have her support during the process of “growing”!


Sep 21, 2023

Today was celebratory given I gave Dr. Elise a virtual tour of my newly cleaned and (more) organized apartment in process. Now a whole new level of ERP can take place.


Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Elise focused more today on some unpleasant issues and options which I was stubborn about accepting but accepting my temporary solution “It’s better than nothing.”


Sep 07, 2023

Dr. Elise was able to challenge my negative feelings while I am doing my cleanup to accept the progress I am making. That was very helpful.


Aug 31, 2023

I appreciate Dr. Elise’s directness; especially when I don’t want to hear it.


Aug 31, 2023

So far so good! I’m hoping to get to see her twice next week so I can get moving on treatment!


Aug 29, 2023

I felt anchored during and after session. I have a plan.


Aug 25, 2023

I was feeling discouraged about my perceived lack of progress and Dr. Elise pointed out the things I was accomplishing which allowed me to let go of that distortion and plan for next steps.


Aug 17, 2023

Discussed my progress as revealed in the NOCD surveys and level Of depression.


Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Elise focused me on following up with a professional organizer. And to open up boxes of stuff to see what’s inside. Not fun but I need the push. I always feel better knowing I pushed my limits.


Aug 03, 2023

Dr. Elise focused me on my hoarding homework and setting new goals.


Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Elise feels like a calm in the storm. So grateful to have her support when going through this difficult transition in my life.


Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Elise is wonderful. She puts me at ease and focuses me on making changes.


Jul 11, 2023

Elise is amazing. Just wonderful. So informative.


Jul 06, 2023

Always good to meet with Dr, Elise.


Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Elise helped me make a list of things I want to accomplish before the professional organizer comes. It helped me focus on tasks..


Jun 22, 2023

She went over my graph of symptoms and it was helpful to see the improvements as well as room for much improvement.


Jun 16, 2023

I lost the link so I don’t know if you can capture my comments from a minute or so. Dr. Elise is a wonderful psychologist. She instills hope when I feel my OCD/Hoarding and PTSD are unmanageable.


Jun 08, 2023

It’s so great to have a psychologist who gets me and is willing to be direct when I need it. Dr. Elise is a true gem!


Jun 06, 2023

Very detailed, insightful and helpful


May 31, 2023

Dr. Elise shared some current information on Hoarding that was really interesting and relevant to my understanding today. I always come away with a sense of hope.


Apr 26, 2023

Love my therapist an answer to our prayers


Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Elise Curry is the best!


Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Elise is wonderful. I feel more grounded and focused.


Mar 09, 2023

I felt grounded during and after session. I was not when we first started today!


Mar 02, 2023

Dr. Elise is very warm and supportive but focuses on task!


Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Elise had me do an exposure and it gave me relief and hope to keep replicating the process.


Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Elise is wonderful. She is very easy to talk with and directive when she needs to be. I feel hopeful after our sessions.


Nov 17, 2022

Dr. Elise is wonderful. She is so supportive as well as directive and gives me the “pushes” needed to move forward in tackling my hoarding issues.


Nov 10, 2022



Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Elise inspires trust and acceptance and is so easy to talk with. I am so happy to have her as my therapist.


Mar 10, 2022

I am extremely impressed with Dr. Curry’s ability to keep my trauma history in mind without letting me digress. She’s quite insightful, unafraid to challenge me, and great at specific complements and encouragements about where I’m making progress - huge motivational help for an OCDer with avoidance compulsions.


Dec 16, 2021

Dr Curry is wonderful. ERP is SO hard and she really supports me in leaning into my fears and uncertainty! Great exposure ideas and always available between my sessions to answer my questions. So grateful for NOCD!!

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Languages spoken

  • English

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