OCD therapist Thelma Rivera, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Thelma Rivera

Licensed Therapist, LCSW • (She/Her)

Our Lady of The Lake University

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My experience with treating OCD:

I’ve been practicing as a licensed therapist since 2005. My main area of focus is OCD with specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. I use ERP to treat people with all types of OCD themes, including aggressive, taboo, and a range of other unique types.


About Me

Are you feeling stuck and frustrated? Instead of having joy, you may often feel afraid, overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious by unwanted thoughts. I can help you learn to confront your fears and anxiety using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is critical in a non-judgmental and safe setting. Let’s work together so you can achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

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What our members say about
Thelma Rivera


Mar 24, 2021

My therapist (Thelma Rivera) truly understands my condition and has given me great tools to deal with it!


Apr 05, 2021

Thelma is the best! She understands my brain very well and helps me along my ERP journey with ease.


Apr 08, 2021

Great session, I gained a lot of clarity about my ocd today. I'm beyond grateful for this experience.


Apr 12, 2021

Thelma is the best, she understands me and is able to make sense of my jumbled responses and it is so helpful to have someone who just gets it and can laugh with me, bit still take me seriously and be so compassionate.


Apr 29, 2021

Thelma and I have a good rapport. She was easy to talk to. She helped me identify goals. She seemed to grasp what's going on with me and see my motivations and difficulties.


Jun 09, 2021

Thelma is great at picking out what it is on which we need to focus. She was also great at explaining how ERP works.


Aug 16, 2021

Feeling so grateful to have found this service and am feeling way less anxiety and panic after two months.


Aug 23, 2021

I felt understood and gained greater understanding of myself in my session with Thelma. I can’t wait for our next appointment.


Sep 01, 2021

Thelma is so helpful and kind. I never feel judged but feel like she actually cares about helping me get better. I’m so thankful for her and so thankful for NOCD. My life has improved tremendously.


Sep 30, 2021

Great session with my Thelma:)


Oct 06, 2021

Saved my life ☺️


Oct 18, 2021

I love my therapist 🥰 She is very encouraging and quick to point out where I am doing good and helps me identify what to do differently. I definitely recommend her 💕


Oct 25, 2021

I had a wonderful first appointment. My therapist was helpful, understanding, and showed empathy. I appreciate the work that you all are doing!


Oct 29, 2021

Thelma is amazing! She is so compassionate. We laugh together and when exposures are hard she supports me through it. She is kind and understanding. I feel so comfortable with her and like she is a long time friend. I feel like I can be completely honest with everything I experience with her and don't worry about how she will take it. She is beyond wonderful! I am so thankful for NOCD.


Nov 19, 2021

Thelma helped me sooo much! She is kind, compassionate, a great listener and I am excited to continue!

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