Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Madina Alam, Director of Therapist Engagement, Licensed OCD Therapist

Madina Alam


Director of Therapist Engagement


Living with OCD is hard enough without therapy. The anxiety and tension levels that it can cause ruins the way you live. I love the idea of teaching others that it’s not our thoughts or emotions that cause issues, but rather the reactions to those emotions or thoughts. I’m here to work with you to handle your OCD with an approach that’s proven to work. My clients like that I challenge them to a point where they feel confident in their ability to live with uncertainty. I can do the same for you. Let’s work together to learn the nature of your thoughts and fears, so we get you back to living your life again.

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I know that the thoughts, images, and urges that come along with having OCD can be really scary to share with another person ... I will be with you every step of the way.

Madina Alam is a licensed mental health therapist in the states of New York and North Carolina. She has many years of experience exclusively treating OCD and anxiety related disorders.

Currently she is the Director of Therapist Engagement, where she works to help understand the therapists' perspective on what it is like to work at NOCD. This directly leads to work being done to ensure we are providing our members with the best care possible, while also making NOCD a great place to work. Previously, Madina ran the day-to-day operations of the clinical network, and also has been responsible for training and onboarding therapists who are new to treating OCD.

Appears In

  • Managing feelings of anxiety during Mental Health Awareness Month

    Licensed mental health therapist Madina Alam shares some tips

    WCNC (2023)

  • Helpful Strategies to Work Through OCD & Anxiety

    with Madina Alam, M.S., LMHC, LCMHC

    Close the Chapter Podcast, Episode 176 (2022)

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Insurance Coverages

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - North Carolina
  • Student Blue
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield


North Carolina

What our members say about
Madina Alam


Feb 20, 2024

Madina is amazing. I will say she is very direct, yet she’s also very compassionate and supportive. She challenges me and the way that I think. Her boldness helps me to continue to bold in facing OCD. I can tell she sincerely wants the best for me. We work together as a team. At the end of each session she has me to reflect on what I’ve learned and how I can continue to apply it. It’s amazing how much you can take away from a session. Thankful that she’s my therapist!


Jan 16, 2024

The chokehold that OCD used to have on me is nothing like it is today. I still experience discomfort, intrusive thoughts/feelings, but I have the confidence that I can handle whatever junk my brain throws at me. I’ve learned so much about the disorder and how it operates that I’m able to recognize when it’s being sneaky again. My therapist, Madina Alam, has truly equipped me with all the tools I need to live my life to the fullest without giving much energy or attention to OCD. Thank you Madina and thank you NOCD! ❤️


Dec 06, 2023

Being placed with Madina and experiencing her treatment style has made the leap it took to face my OCD and seek help feel worth it. She is uniquely talented at what she does and always finds a way to guide me towards long-term growth and healing over temporary reassurance. Madina's ability to accurately assess, remain flexible, and orient us towards the most productive path forward is inspiring to witness. With her in my corner, I've begun to build confidence to move through the fear and anxieties of life that OCD had convinced me were insurmountable. Madina is a shining example of what it means to truly care for, believe in, and nurture a person's belief in themselves. There's never been a moment where I've felt pushed beyond my limits or spoken down to, she remains respectful and encouraging through every moment of ERP without ever compromising on my long-term progress. Since working with her, I find myself sharing little tidbits from our sessions with my loved ones. My favorite reaction was too good not to share and inspired this review. "Wow, that is like, real therapy, I've been looking for that for so long." If you're looking for the same, you'll find it with Madina. Couldn't recommend her more!


Jul 07, 2023

Madina has been an excellent therapist throughout my ERP journey and was instrumental in removing OCD's hold over my life. An invaluable and supportive partner.


Dec 13, 2022

Madina is an incredibly talented therapist. Right from the beginning when I found her on NOCD, she has been warm, understanding, compassionate, and informative. She truly understands how OCD works and all the nuances that come along with the disorder. She holds me accountable and brings attention to areas where I may need to give more attention/practice. She's changed the trajectory of my life and I'm thankful everyday I have her as my therapist.


Sep 12, 2022

Madina spoke with both my wife and I and gave us concrete homework for my OCD, as always very helpful and encouraging


Aug 15, 2022

Simply amazing. I wouldn’t be Where I am today without NOCD. 🙏❤️


Jun 22, 2022

I’ve been working with NOCD for a little over a year now and my therapist Madina has been amazing! She really taught me that I can trust myself and that I have the strength to do the work. I’m now in recovery. I do take Zoloft and that helps too. When I started at NOCD, I was at rock bottom. I used to meet with Madina twice a week now I only have to see her every five weeks. My symptoms have improved so much and I feel more hopeful and excited for life than I have in three years!


Jun 22, 2022

I realized I had OCD in 2019 after I fell in love for the first time . I realized for my whole life I was lead by anxiety and thought I was a bad person , I reached out to a crisis hotline for help often and they told me about NOCD . I was very nervous that I would be exposed as a bad person but I worked with Madina for 8 weeks and it was a wonderful and educational experience . 2 years later I am living as myself and balancing my mental health , personal life , and professional life very well and I could not be more thankful . I will always be an advocate for OCD and I am so thankful to Madina and all of NOCD for their help .


Jun 22, 2022

I've been in talk therapy on and off for a decade (never dxd with OCD til recently). This has had more of an affect on my day-to-day happiness and mood than anything else I've done. It is hard at first but it's truly worth it. And my therapist is lovely.


Jun 06, 2022

Money well spent. I wouldn’t be where I am today without NOCD!!!! Thank You!!!


May 25, 2022

Madina is good at reminding me what I alrady know to be true, but sometimes don't want to! Sitting with the anxiety, not searching for certainty, not "responding" to emotions, etc.


Apr 11, 2022

Words can never describe how grateful I am for helping find the light in this h journey. Thank You 🙏❤️❤️😂


Feb 07, 2022

Thank you 🙏 for helping me get my life back on track ❤️☺️


Jan 24, 2022

As always, Madina does a great job at providing practical, meaningful support and answers all my questions, never feels rushed. Great therapist.


Dec 06, 2021

I’m would not be here had I not found NOCD

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Languages spoken

  • English

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