Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD
OCD therapist Ursula Wright, Licensed Therapist, LCSW, Licensed OCD Therapist

Ursula Wright


Licensed Therapist, LCSW


I've had OCD since I was 20 years old. My OCD was misdiagnosed for many years, but ERP therapy has changed the way I deal with intrusive thoughts and fears and process them. OCD will attach to the things that are most important to us. When we are affected by situations that make us feel vulnerable and overwhelmed, OCD uses those things to keep us stuck in negative thinking and behavioral patterns. A therapist who recognizes this can provide healing, enlightenment, and hope to those who have no hope.

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I have experienced OCD firsthand, and I am proof that ERP therapy can help you live a productive life with minimal anxiety. I love seeing the light bulb come on for people who have struggled for so long—seeing them achieve their goals and embrace hope again.

Get to know Ursula Wright

I'd wanted to be a social worker since I was 12. My life during that time was full of trauma and despair. There was a social worker who helped my mother, my sister, and me during that time. She was a voice of hope, kindness, strength, and direction, and that made all the difference in my life. I decided to become a social worker and counselor so I could give that hope to others.

For many years of my life, I thought OCD was nothing more than repetitive hand washing and flipping lights on and off for no good reason. However, in my late 30s while in my social work program at the university, I had an opportunity to begin to study and research OCD on my own. I had not had many OCD triggers during that time for some reason. It was very quiet. But, for the first time, what I was reading in textbooks and research brought me calm and a realization that this struggle I had for many years was OCD. I started researching OCD, and I learned about misdiagnosis. OCD is often misdiagnosed as generalized anxiety and depression, both of which I had been treated for with medications that did not work. I learned that talk therapy, which I attended over the years in hopes of healing, does not work for OCD. I now had the tools I needed to manage my OCD for the first time. It wasn’t until many years later that I needed to seek out ERP therapy for an exacerbation of OCD symptoms that threatened to ruin my life once again. When I sought out ERP therapy, my life was changed forever! I had the tools to recognize the mental thought patterns that kept me stuck. I had the bravery and support to face my anxiety and learn that it will not hurt me, though it doesn’t feel good. I began to have hope again in the midst of an increase in symptoms. Years later, my adult daughter started struggling with what I recognized as severe OCD, including intrusive thoughts, fears, and debilitating anxiety. Her symptoms looked very familiar to my OCD symptoms and immediately, I knew the best treatment for my daughter was ERP therapy. ERP therapy has provided her with healing and the tools to heal and thrive. As licensed social worker, this had to be my specialization, and here I am!

I also have experience helping people with depression and anxiety disorders, trichotillomania/excoriation disorder, ADHD, perinatal mental health, grief, loss, bereavement, relationship issues, life transition, family conflict, parenting, and anger management.

Just schedule the first session. Just one. ERP is highly effective in comparison to talk therapy. If you're not happy with one therapist, NOCD has many to choose from. Your healing is our goal. This is your own story to create at your own pace. I'm here to guide and support you daily, provide encouragement, and watch you thrive. Plan on two one-hour sessions weekly for the first few weeks to get well versed in ERP. And ERP must be done at home in between sessions. OCD can affect you every day, so you have to use the tools and do the work every day until they become second nature.

Tell me that you’re scared. We can ease into them as you are ready. I'm open minded, caring, and encouraging, and I have walked a personal walk. I was also afraid to share my thoughts with a therapist. Trusting the right person with your care can bring you strength, help you realize you are not alone, and can provide healing in ways you never imagined. I am proof.

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What our members say about
Ursula Wright


Jan 25, 2024

I have been with Ursula for almost two years. She has helped me tremendously. Not only is she my therapist, she is my #1 cheerleader! She is always by my side, supporting me every step of the way. If I need her, she is right around the corner. She checks in with me often to make sure I am doing well and is very kind, compassionate, and overall amazing. I am so grateful to have her by my side through my OCD journey. She deserves a billion stars and I'd thank her a million times a day if I could. THE BEST!!! 💗


Dec 20, 2023

Working with Ursula has been a game-changer in giving me skills to manage the OCD Bully. The most helpful thing is to be able to process through your strange thoughts with someone who understands.


Dec 11, 2023

My therapist, Ursula, continues to help to teach me ERP, and it's working!


Nov 29, 2023

Ursula is helping me see OCD differently, which is very helpful. If you keep talking to a therapist - they will help you see the light!


Apr 25, 2023

Ursula has genuinely given me my life back :') 2 months ago I was spending almost every day in distress unable to complete tasks or feel "normal". now, while I still have hard days, I have the tools to handle my anxiety and not let OCD control most days of my life. I am infinitely thankful for everything I have learned from her and my time here at NOCD.


Apr 06, 2023

the amount of progress I have had in basically every aspect of my life has been almost unbelievable at times. I still have work to do, but I feel like I'm starting to actually live my life again.


Mar 28, 2023

learning more about OCD and how to recognize and tackle it every session, and I'm so happy to be finally understanding my anxieties and struggles


Mar 24, 2023

I cant say enough good things about Ursula. She truly is the best therapist I have ever had.


Mar 21, 2023

harder session than usual but so helpful. feel like I'm starting to make real progress!


Mar 14, 2023

amazing as always


Mar 08, 2023

Ursula was so welcoming and create a warm and safe environment for our first session! I'm looking forward to working with her more


Feb 15, 2023

She is amazing and I dont know how I would have succeeded this far without her!


Jan 09, 2023

I felt extremely comfortable and that there may be light at the end of this dark tunnel ❤️


Jan 06, 2023

Very supportive and encouraging


Dec 12, 2022

Ursula is amazing! Felt comfortable and able to talk in a safe space, especially this being my first time for ERP therapy.


Oct 03, 2022

Ursula is really committed to helping me improve. She stayed on a bit longer to address some questions I had and wants to treat all of me, not only my OCD.


Sep 28, 2022

Ursula helps me put my concerns into perspective.


Sep 16, 2022

I am optimistic that they are willing to help me, but not sure if able, but that is not in regards to the therapist, but about how much I can be fixed in general


Aug 29, 2022

After some rough days, I think Ursula and I have come up with a plan to get back on track!


Aug 22, 2022

Another great session with Ursula. She always helps me put things into perspective.


Aug 16, 2022

Ursula is amazing and so understanding. It’s like she can read my mind and follow along with what I try to tell her about my triggers.


Aug 15, 2022

Another great session about challenging my OCD thoughts and learning to respond differently than what I have been doing all of my life.


Aug 08, 2022

Ursula has been a huge help so far in my recovery journey. I am hopeful that a brighter future is waiting for me.


Jul 20, 2022

She always finds a way to lift me up and give me hope to continue my recovery even in the hardest of days


Jul 14, 2022

Ursala always tunes in to my current concerns, & we talk through them.


Jul 08, 2022

I value Ursula’s insight & suggestions on how I can use ERP for over-eating.


Jul 01, 2022

I was very comfortable sharing my experiences with Ursula during my first session with her.


Mar 08, 2022

The last 10-15% of recovery can be hard and you can have some setbacks, but Ursula helps me stay focused and not fall back into old bad habits.


Feb 24, 2022

Always leave feeling hopeful and understood. I'm so excited for the future and feeling better


Feb 16, 2022

Ursula pulled me out of the darkest hole I’ve ever been in. I’m truly better and in my way to full recovery.


Feb 08, 2022

Today was a tough session. ERP is super uncomfortable but that is the point.


Feb 07, 2022

Left feeling hopeful and with a few new tools at my disposal


Feb 01, 2022

She was wonderful! Easy to talk to and really understood me :)


Jan 28, 2022

She’s the best. Took time to see me even if she wasn’t feeling well. I feel like she cares.


Jan 14, 2022

Ursula is the best. I am so lucky to have her as my therapist. I consider her my friend!


Jan 04, 2022

She makes it easy for me to open up and share insights I didn’t even know I had


Dec 21, 2021

Ursula is always able to get me back on track. I had been a bit overwhelmed lately due to the holidays and disruption in my routine and in 30 minutes she was able to “reset” me. I’m so grateful for her.


Dec 07, 2021

I have come such a long way since I started seeing Ursula. She is literally saving my life.


Dec 07, 2021

Ursula has been such an amazing support over the last 1.5 years. I've been suffering from OCD for over half my life and once I started getting the right treatment (ERP) my quality of life has improved immensely! Thank you Ursula and NOCD! :)

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