Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Thelma Rivera, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Thelma Rivera


Licensed Therapist, LCSW

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Personally and professionally, I understand the struggle of OCD, so I strive to create a relaxed, empathetic atmosphere in session. I try to relate to members as much as possible; basically, I put myself in your shoes. About me: I love spending time with my family. I have a granddaughter that I adore. I'm a little nerdy—instead of collecting shoes, I collect books. And I love to spend time outdoors.

I want to help people so they won't have to deal with the kinds of experiences I've dealt with. I love seeing people grow from the beginning to the end of therapy, when they're able to have a great quality of life.

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Insurance Coverages

  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare / Optum
  • Moda Health
  • Aetna



What our members say about
Thelma Rivera


Jan 31, 2023

Another great experience with my therapist, she’s so kind and very thorough, I felt heard


Jan 28, 2023

Super super kind, I am excited to move forward and to work with my therapist


Jan 28, 2023

I loved how Thelma helped me to understand my ocd can morph and change to try and feel scary, new, or different. I felt understood and supported by someone who clearly understands the ins and outs of this condition.


Dec 05, 2022

I love meeting w miss thelma she just gets me lol


Nov 23, 2022

All around great experience


Nov 02, 2022

Thelma has been so helpful in guiding and supporting me through my OCD recovery. I had previously searched for help for decades and never met anyone who understood OCD as well as her. Thank you for being such a great resource in my journey.


Oct 11, 2022

Miss Thelma a real one fr


Sep 27, 2022

Thelma is just too funny and very helpful/understanding lol!


Aug 30, 2022

Thelma is incredible. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with her so far.


Aug 29, 2022

Thelma was very friendly and validating. I really appreciate how well our first session went.


Aug 27, 2022

Thelma was super nice and understanding. I think this is the first therapist I’ve felt this comfortable with.


Aug 23, 2022

I have loved working with Thelma. I feel like she’s really helped me recognize my OCD brain and given me tools to move forward with life.


Jul 06, 2022

Thelma is great! She always has insights and ideas to help.


Jul 06, 2022

Thelma is always able to help me no matter where I am in the OCD recovery process


Jun 23, 2022

I am so happy I took the leap to join NOCD. I was nervous every part of the way but they have made the process easy and comfortable. I was especially nervous about my therapist but I truly lucked out and I am sure all the therapist are amazing here. I feel seen, heard, and understood which is huge when it comes to OCD. I wanted to say thank you to Thelma because she is outstanding at what she does and it’s changing my life with every meeting we have!


Jun 22, 2022

OK so I've suspected I had OCD for a number of years, but hadn't really done much about it other than reading a few books. My primary OCD types are "Just Right," Scrupulosity, and Relationship OCD, all with mostly mental compulsions like rumination. At a low point in my relationship with my wife, I decided that if I didn't do something about it, the trajectory of my life was not going to go the way I would like. I was resistant to NOCD at first because I wanted to do in-person therapy. I couldn't really find any OCD specific therapists that were available in person locally, so I bit the bullet and did NOCD. Well what can I say? It really changed my outlook on life for the better. I would say I am still in recovery (and likely always will be, this is no cure) but meaningful results happened for me really quickly. I had a new lease on life and felt more in control in a matter of about 2 weeks. If you've been struggling for a long time, you owe it to yourself to do something about this. NOCD therapists can both diagnose and treat, so if you don't know if what you have is OCD, they can help you with that as well. It's a really accessible way to do it.


Jun 18, 2022

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May 28, 2022

Therapists was able to completely focus on me to find my core fear.


May 18, 2022

My son’s OCD is practically gone now!!!


May 14, 2022

Excited to start learning more and working through my issues.


Apr 25, 2022

Thelma continues to surprise me with her skills and finding my sneaky compulsions. She has given me permission, I didn’t know I needed, to allow myself to take space in this world and betters me with every visit. Thelma is awesome!! Thank you NOCD for making this all possible!


Apr 04, 2022

Just when I think I won’t make any sense to the therapist. They always come through with incredible insights and understanding and help push me in the direction (of uncertainty) I’ve so desperately been needing.


Dec 07, 2021

I feel a million times better than I did 6 months ago thanks to my therapist’s guidance and also feel more confident that I can maintain these new skills.

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Languages spoken

  • English,
  • Spanish

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