Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD

Trusted OCD Specialists in
California

Meet our licensed OCD therapists available for live video sessions in California. We accept many insurance plans, including Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, and BCBS to treat OCD and related conditions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and surrounding areas. We also offer many affordable options to help people access treatment if we don't accept their insurance.

Darilyn McElfresh

Darilyn McElfresh

Licensed Therapist, MS

As a therapist, first and foremost, I believe in meeting you where you're at. I can have a plan, but that means nothing without understanding where you are. That will help us navigate where to go and how to prioritize. A fun fact about me: I have a dog named Emma. She's a Scoodle (Scottie and poodle mix). Chances are you'll hear her at some point, because she's usually under my desk. I'm kind of her emotional support human.

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Elise Curry

Elise Curry

Licensed Therapist, Psychologist

I've been working almost 20 years as a psychologist and counselor, working at the UCSD counseling center, within outpatient units, and eventually going into private practice. I did a year-long residency with Sanjay Saxena MD, an expert in OCD and representative of the International OCD Foundation, where I learned Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is well-researched, and I think you'll find it to be quite powerful and effective.

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Saraa Doris Lee

Saraa Doris Lee

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I’ve been seeing clients for over 10 years, and I know how debilitating OCD can be for a person. I’m here to tell you that OCD is treatable, and you don’t have to suffer from it. I specialize in OCD and use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because of its effectiveness in treating OCD. My favorite part of working with people that have OCD is seeing results from session to session. I can be your guide using ERP so that you can experience positive changes in your life.

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Lynn Young

Lynn Young

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I’ve been treating people for over a decade now, and now specialize in treating OCD. Working with families at a local church and students on a college campus, I’ve experienced very different OCD cases and have treated many different OCD subtypes. I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy and enjoy how ERP allows me to apply structured, personalized treatment. ERP offers people a way to face their fears, and with me as a guide, I’ve seen great results. I hope to bring those same results to you.

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Erin Crowley

Erin Crowley

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I want you to have a life with the ability to make the choices you want, but that can be hard to do when you have OCD. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy allows you to do that.I’ve been practicing as a licensed therapist since 2014, and I know that learning how to manage OCD takes time, but not as much as you might think. After only a few sessions and a commitment to doing ERP, you may notice feeling significantly better.

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Tracie Howell

Tracie Howell

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

My approach to treating OCD is first to build a connection. OCD has been controlling you to trust intrusive thoughts and give in to certain compulsions. In treatment, I'll ask you to trust me and the work we'll be doing with exposure response prevention (ERP). Building a positive rapport and ensuring you feel safe is key. I'll always meet you where you are and help you see your strength and power as you take control of OCD. Some fun facts about me: In 2023, I moved to the mountains of North Carolina. I enjoy nature, sports, live music, playing with my dog, and cooking. I'm always researching new things to cook or prepare with my smoker. If I weren't a therapist, I might've been inclined to open a small restaurant.

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Shahzad Chaudhry

Shahzad Chaudhry

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I've been treating people with OCD since 2011, using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to help people get their life back from OCD. ERP treats all types of intrusive thoughts, including violent and taboo, so that you can overcome OCD. My background helps me as an OCD therapist because in treatment, you'll have to share your intrusive thoughts, and I've heard & seen it all.

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Daniel Kasper-MacMillan

Daniel Kasper-MacMillan

Licensed Therapist, LCPC

OCD may have done a number on your self-esteem and self-worth. One of the best things I can do as a therapist is to help you tap into your strengths. You may be dealing with intrusive thoughts, but you have the internal strength to recover. You can approach things in a different way and have a better tomorrow. Outside of work, I'm a geek. I help run a zombie live-action role-playing game in the woods of Wisconsin. It's part of a national game. It's a lot of spooky fun and really reduces stress.

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Kenneth Hosier

Kenneth Hosier

Licensed Therapist, LMHC

I’ve been licensed as a counselor since 2000. In addition to working with NCOD, I run a private practice where I work a lot with anxiety cases, trauma, and other disorders. In reflection, I feel like my career has led me to become specialized in OCD treatment. I’ve heard many personal stories and challenges that have trained me to deal with all OCD subtypes. I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to treat OCD because of its proven ability to work.

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Shauna Pichette

Shauna Pichette

Licensed Therapist, LPC

My career as a licensed counselor and therapist has allowed me to help people of all ages. I began helping people as an in-home clinician in Mississippi before moving to Wisconsin. I worked at a residential facility for kids with OCD and now provide specialized OCD treatment with NOCD. During our sessions, we'll be using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. I've seen how ERP can transform a person and help get their life back. I can treat any OCD subtype using ERP, so whatever you're struggling with, I can help.

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Jonathon Du Ross

Jonathon Du Ross

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I've spent the past several years treating OCD, as well as helping people with complex trauma, autism, and more. After spending time in private practice and a community mental health facility, I now specialize in OCD treatment. I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because ERP has been proven to treat any OCD subtype.

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Camille Rodriguez

Camille Rodriguez

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

Before arriving at NOCD, I spent most of my time in outpatient clinics treating OCD, as well as anxiety and depression. My experience has prepared me to specialize in OCD using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, proven to treat any OCD subtype. OCD is often misdiagnosed as mere anxiety, so it's essential to see an OCD specialist that can offer a better quality of life through ERP exercises.

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Tracie Zinman-Ibrahim

Tracie Zinman-Ibrahim

Licensed Therapy, LMFT

I have 15 years of experience treating OCD, working in outpatient and acute psychiatric hospitals. I’ve also conducted teletherapy for almost 10 years in private practice. I’ve tried many treatments for OCD, but Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is the most successful approach for long-term symptom management. What I love the most about ERP is watching people gain control over their lives. I know that with ERP, you gain control over your life as well.

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Dr. Sara Conley

Dr. Sara Conley

Licensed Therapist, Ph.D.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD. I have over 11 years of experience working with OCD both in research and clinical settings, with my clinical experiences spanning from residential facilities to outpatient clinics. As your therapist I’ll guide you through the therapy process and empower you through Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). If you’re willing to jump into ERP therapy with both feet, trust the process and yourself, you can achieve success in overcoming OCD.

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Celeste Soto

Celeste Soto

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

My path to becoming a therapist that specializes in OCD has developed over the past several years treating a wide variety of mental health challenges. I’ve helped people with OCD as well as depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders find a better life with effective treatment. To get your life back from OCD, I’ll use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is proven to be the most effective treatment for OCD, and for many, results can arrive quickly.

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Smita Kapoor

Smita Kapoor

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I've spent over three years providing specialized OCD treatment using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP matches my approach to treatment because it’s very direct. You become clear on what to do, and how the exercises will help you. I also have a background in helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other disorders, but for OCD, feel confident knowing that ERP is the gold standard of treatment.

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Sonya Reed

Sonya Reed

Licensed therapist, LCSW

I’ve been working in the mental health space for almost 10 years, and now I specialize in treating OCD. In addition to treating OCD at hospitals and within local communities, I’ve also worked on cases dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and other disorders. When you meet with me, I’ll be using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to get you prepared for post-treatment life by showing you how to manage your OCD.

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Robert Williamson

Robert Williamson

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I’ve worked as a counselor and therapist for over 5 years, and now I specialize in treating OCD. Before coming on board at NOCD, I helped people with OCD get their lives back. I’ll use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to treat your OCD. ERP is considered the gold standard of OCD treatment for a reason - it’s proven to be effective in treating any subtype.

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Shawna Ecklind

Shawna Ecklind

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’m specialized in treating OCD with training from leading clinicians at NOCD. My experience ranges from treating depression, anxiety, and complex trauma in a variety of environments. I’m a huge fan of evidence-based treatments, such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is extensively researched and shown to be incredibly effective for OCD treatment. Having worked in the foster care system, I can treat adults as well as ages 14 years old and up.

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Yvonne Arias

Yvonne Arias

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’ve been working for the past 23 years with valuable experience obtained at the Rogers Behavioral Health Clinic where I treated people for OCD, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I’ve also worked in community mental health centers helping people with a wide variety of challenging disorders. I specialize in treating OCD, using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to help you get your life back. ERP exercises can be challenging but ultimately empower you to live your best life.

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Andre Carrington

Andre Carrington

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’ve been a licensed therapist for 6 years, and with training from top clinicians at NOCD, I now treat OCD using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. I’ve gained my experience as a therapist working at facilities specializing in substance use disorders where I also treated anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and family dysfunction. ERP is incredibly effective at treating OCD, and results can be seen within a few sessions.

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Michelle Soares

Michelle Soares

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I’ve worked in the mental health field for 8 years, treating people in a residential environment with some partial hospitalization work. I specialize in OCD, with a background in bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. I have years of experience using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, considered the gold standard of OCD treatment. OCD likes to make us think that intrusive thoughts will last forever, but once you learn to trust the ERP process, you’ll see noticeable results.

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Francisco Quinonez

Francisco Quinonez

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I take a very humanistic approach. This is an alliance, and we're in this together. I like to include humor and creativity in sessions when possible. I'm also a musician, and I've incorporated music when counseling other musicians. I treat everyone with a focus on their individual situation and needs. That enables me to provide the best therapy services I can.

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Raechel Taylor

Raechel Taylor

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I like to create a safe and open environment for my members. I want this to be a collaboration, so we're working together and I'm not just telling you what I believe are the answers. This is a team effort. In my spare time, I like reading, getting outside, and doing Pilates.

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Hilary Stein

Hilary Stein

Licensed Therapist, MSW

As a therapist, I provide a really casual, comfortable environment. I talk with members in the same way I talk with my friends and family. I will build a connection with you, and we will work together as teammates. Outside of work, my favorite thing to do is ski. Living in California, you get the best of everything—oceans, warm weather, and the mountains. I'm also a dog mom. I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who's my little girl.

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Rebecca Gonzalez

Rebecca Gonzalez

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I bring a lot of empathy, compassion and understanding. I'm not just a stoic face. Outside of work, I have two dogs—a French bulldog and German shepherd mix—and I love spending time with them and my husband, running, hiking, and being outdoors.

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Liz Rowell

Liz Rowell

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I bring who I am as a person, not just a therapist, to each session. I very much believe in developing a solid rapport with the people I work with, and that involves really getting to know you. What exactly are your struggles? What are your strengths? What do you hope to see on the other side? With that, I always like to bring a solid sense of humor. A fun fact about me: I am a big dog lover. I have my own dog, a maltese poodle. She's a little over one years old and I love to spend time with her. I'm also big into arts and crafts. I love to cross stitch.

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Jessica Palmer

Jessica Palmer

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

As a therapist, I am centered on you. I want to understand the specific things you're going through, so we can work through them together. I take a kind but firm approach. I'll acknowledge that things are going to be difficult, but at the same time, that I have confidence you can do it. Fun facts about me: I was a collegiate athlete and have played volleyball pretty much my whole life. Outside of work, I love sporting events, being active, and hanging out with my dogs.

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Devon Garza

Devon Garza

Licensed Therapist, MC

As a therapist, I'm really direct and comfortable pushing you to do what you need to do. I don't shy away from topics that you might think are weird or uncomfortable. I'm here to help you deal with those. Accountability is also important to me—we're going to talk about what's going well, and what's not going well. A fun fact about me: When I'm not in session, I love to nerd out playing board games and D&D, and try to keep my plants and mushroom gardens alive.

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Kayla Higginbotham

Kayla Higginbotham

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I don't believe therapy needs to feel intense, sad, or scary. I try to bring some fun and humor into my sessions to make it lively and comfortable. I work really hard at creating a judgment-free space. I hope you'll feel comfortable sharing with me, and that you'll feel seen, heard, and not judged. When I'm not doing therapy, I'm a voracious reader. I read four to five novels a week. In my spare time, you'll probably never find me without a book either directly on my face or in my hand.

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Vanessa Nunez

Vanessa Nunez

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

As a therapist, I want to create an environment where you'll be comfortable enough to be open and honest with me. I will reciprocate that openness and honesty, and I'll gently push you to break out of your comfort zone. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to do CrossFit. I took a break to have a baby, but now I'm back at it.

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LISA DE GUZMAN

LISA DE GUZMAN

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

First and foremost, I want you to feel like you're heard and not judged. You're not alone in this; there is help. I will help you build confidence and a new skill set—you can develop the skills to live a really healthy life. A fun fact about me: My new self-care activity is transforming a Ford Transit so my husband and I can spend time in nature and settle back into the universe. It's a beautiful thing.

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Tim Flaharty

Tim Flaharty

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

As a therapist, the first big piece I work on is developing a connection with the person I'm working with, so we can establish trust. I take time to learn about you—the story of who you are, how you've gotten to where you are now, and what you want for the future. From there, we start looking into more of the techniques that will sever the connection between the things you're doing that aren't helping you and your anxiety. A fun fact about me: I have an undergraduate degree in theater, which is something I've always been interested in.

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Alberto Jaime

Alberto Jaime

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I will treat you with unconditional positive regard. I will meet you wherever you're at, regardless of what your situation is. A fun fact about me: I lived in Alaska for three years, in a small, remote town called Chugiak. I was stationed as an Army medic at Fort Richardson.

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Iris Cohen

Iris Cohen

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to treating OCD is direct and compassionate. I'll help you identify your values and develop exposures involving the things that are important to you.

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Aki Takeda

Aki Takeda

Licensed Therapist, MS

As a therapist, I am centered on you. In session, I will be with you, without judgment. I like to listen to your concerns first, before offering my own suggestions. When I'm not doing therapy, I play tennis. I love outdoor activities, like walking or hiking. Looking at the beautiful evening sky is very therapeutic for me. And it's also very affordable!

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Lila Wallace

Lila Wallace

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I take a very compassionate approach and am extremely supportive. As you do therapy, you will have someone alongside you the whole way; you are not in this alone. Some fun facts about me: I was born in Switzerland, and I love to travel.

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Christina Garges

Christina Garges

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

As a therapist, I value forming a relationship with the people I work with. I bring a lot of curiosity into my work, and I invite you to be curious about yourself as well. You will find understanding and compassion in session; this is a judgment-free zone. A fun fact about me: I've been practicing muay thai kickboxing for the past four years. I love how much it challenges me mentally as I use my body and brain together. It's built my confidence, and it's continued to humble me.

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Meghan McKenzie

Meghan McKenzie

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D

As a therapist, I utilize compassion and understanding to help build bridges that may exist while implementing evidence-based treatments that effectively target problematic areas. A fun fact about me: When I'm not doing therapy, my favorite hobby is listening to live music.

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Anna Chung

Anna Chung

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

With OCD, it can be scary to share your thoughts. I try to create a safe space where you can be yourself and share freely without fear of judgment. A few fun facts about me: I try to walk 10,000 steps every day. I love hiking and usually arrange an annual trip with my friends to different national parks each year.

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Jordan Driskell

Jordan Driskell

Licensed Therapist, MS

As a therapist, I like to create an environment that feels laid-back and direct, not sterile or clinical. It's my goal just to show up as myself. I'm also a very direct therapist, and I don't sugarcoat things. I do deep work to ensure you're working toward your goals, but you're the one who is driving the treatment. Fun facts about me: I have a hamster named Moody, I play the ukulele, and I really love to do karaoke.

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Hannah Rodriguez

Hannah Rodriguez

Licensed Therapist, MA

I'm a very person-centered therapist. I provide a space that is safe and non-judgmental, where people can show up with whatever they have going on, and know that I'm going to be there to meet them. I'm not going to run away or get scared. You can bring anything to the table, and you'll be met with kindness, compassion, and empathy in every session, no matter what. A fun fact about me: I have started roller skating. I've seen so many parallels between therapy and roller skating. I keep going and keep trying, even though I fall. Knowing that I'll always get back up again is so freeing.

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Roohinee Santram

Roohinee Santram

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I take a humanistic approach to therapy. In our sessions, I will hold space for you as a whole person. There's more to you than your diagnosis—that's just a small part of who you are. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to garden. Where I grew up, we were very connected to the food we ate; we knew where everything came from. It's fun to pick things out of the garden and cook them. I particularly like to grow all kinds of hot peppers.

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Samuel Munoz

Samuel Munoz

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I will work with you from a place of understanding. I'd really like to get to know you and what your individual challenges are. I will meet you where you're at. Then, we can work hand-in-hand to learn skills that will help manage your OCD. This will be a very individualized process. When I'm not doing therapy, my wife and I like to take long walks with our dog Luca. She really grounds us. She's nine years old now and still has the energy of a puppy.

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Lulu

Lulu

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

Acceptance is at the core of the work that I do. With OCD, you may feel a lot of fear, worry, and anxiety about the particular struggle you happen to be having. I will help you learn how to sit in that space. As a therapist, I am genuine and trustworthy—we can do this together. A fun fact about me: I have lived in two different ancient lands: Jerusalem and Egypt.

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Andrea Kilroy

Andrea Kilroy

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I am a truly person-centered therapist. I try to look at things from your perspective and understand your story—what happened in your life that brought you to where you are right now? Therapy is going to be a little uncomfortable at times. But we'll move through that discomfort to a point where you can manage it much, much better. I have experience treating people in a variety of populations and settings; my other areas of focus include depression, family therapy, and crisis situations.

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Betty Blanc

Betty Blanc

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I'm a very collaborative therapist. The foundation of my practice is being a good listener. I listen to what you're bringing to a session, and we'll work together on how you'd like to move forward. I will match your pace, and challenge you when you're ready. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. We go to the beach a lot. A fun fact: We have a tortoise, and her name is Jessica.

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Brenda Ibarra

Brenda Ibarra

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

OCD can create overwhelming cycles. As a therapist, I strive to show the connections between how you think, how you act, and how you feel, and how we can break those cycles. A fun fact about me is that I love nature. I've been a runner all my life and now have picked up amateur hiking, which is a fun way to discover nearby natural beauty, especially waterfalls.

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Leah Kawleski

Leah Kawleski

Licensed Therapist, MA

I want therapy with me to feel warm, inviting, and conversational. But I'll also be firm enough to support you with the hard tasks they're doing. Outside of work, I have a one-and-a-half-year-old and a four-month-old, and I love listening to true crime podcasts when I have the time.

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Jessica Young

Jessica Young

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I will take the time to get to know you, your interests, and what excites you. I like to incorporate mindfulness into sessions. Yoga is a big part of my life and has really helped me with my own anxiety. Outside of work, I like being active outdoors, whether it's doing yoga in my backyard, going for a walk, or spending time at the beach with a good book. That's how I practice self-care.

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Stephen Gigliotti

Stephen Gigliotti

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I'm a very collaborative therapist. I am big on psychoeducation—I will help you learn about OCD and why we're doing what we do in therapy. I will never ask you to do an exposure I wouldn't do myself. Some fun facts about me: I enjoy hiking whenever I can, and I'm a big video gamer. Sometimes I use video games as a metaphor in therapy: we're not going to be jumping into the level 30s when we're only at level 1. We're going to work on the lower levels to build up our tolerance and abilities.

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Jonathan Sickinger

Jonathan Sickinger

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I really believe in person-centered therapy. You are the expert in your life and what's going on right now. I'm just here to be a team member who helps facilitate you getting better, with education and exercises. Some fun facts about me: I have lived on three different continents, and when I'm not working, I really enjoy cooking and reading.

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Stephanie Parker

Stephanie Parker

Licensed Therapist, MA

Through personal experience, I understand the importance of creating a safe and supportive therapy environment. I approach all of my members with empathy and kindness, ensuring that the care that I provide is trauma-informed, gender-affirming, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based. I value meeting each person where they are and helping them reach their goals with encouragement, self-love, compassion, forgiveness, and healing. Some fun facts about me: Outside of work, my number one favorite thing to do is attend concerts. I have one booked pretty much all the time. I live less than a mile from the beach, so I love walking or riding my bike there. And I have a pet chameleon, who is kind of my baby.

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Alessandra Rizzotti

Alessandra Rizzotti

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I'm a solution-focused and goal-oriented therapist. I can also be pretty irreverent and like to use my sense of humor. I focus both on acceptance of the self, as well as change, when creating an action-oriented plan for the people I work with. A few fun facts about me: I'm a beekeeper, and I really like doing art interventions. I used to be a writer and editor, so I like to harness my creativity.

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Tal Medovoy

Tal Medovoy

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

I try to balance the need for hard work—pushing my members to challenge themselves and to face their fears—with a sense of compassion and understanding for how difficult that can be. I will meet you where you're at. But I will push you to work as hard as you possibly can, so you can achieve your goals as quickly as possible. Outside of work, I have two rescue dogs at home. One of my favorite things to do when I'm not working is spend time with them.

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Monique Overstreet

Monique Overstreet

LCSW

I am a compassionate and honest therapist. I'm going to help you do the work, but you have to really do the work. I like to focus on action: How can we utilize skills in different parts of our lives to bring relief? Outside of work, I'm a new mom, and I enjoy reading in my leisure time.

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Sydney Johnston

Sydney Johnston

Licensed Therapist, MS

I'm a strengths-based counselor and very client-centered. This is a safe place where you can feel comfortable and really open up. I'll help you find your strengths. I'm looking forward to sharing research-based approaches that actually work. Outside of work, I love K-Pop. My daughter and I go to concerts and do a lot of fun stuff around that.

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Sarah Uberti

Sarah Uberti

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

As a therapist, I always come from a place of non-judgment and empathy. I try to fully understand the person I'm working with. I believe that education is important; when people understand the different facets of what they're experiencing, they can tackle it better. Outside of work, I'm a bit of a gamer. I love to play tabletop games like D&D, online games like MMOs and survival games. I also love taking hikes and playing with my dog.

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Marie Albertson

Marie Albertson

Licensed Therapist, LPC

OCD and anxiety are related but different. My ability to empathize and be solution-focused work in both treatment cases. Outside of work, I love writing, art, and swimming.

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Alyssa Cruz

Alyssa Cruz

LCSW

I will meet you where you are and offer support and understanding. This may be a new process for you, and there may be some uncomfortable and difficult things we have to work through, but there is hope. You can manage your symptoms so they aren't so impactful in your life. Outside of work, I love crafting, drawing, and painting, and caring for my plants.

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kaylee simon

kaylee simon

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

First and foremost, I want therapy with me to feel extremely comfortable. You can expect me to be a kind and compassionate listener, while encouraging you to challenge your intrusive thoughts. You can also expect me to highlight the progress you're making and celebrate the wins with you! Outside of work, I love being active, cooking, doing pottery, and spending time with friends and family.

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Dani Gold

Dani Gold

Licensed Therapist, M.A.

I aim to make our sessions individualized and work collaboratively. Together, we will determine the goals you want to work toward that will help you develop more control over your symptoms and your life. After, you'll be able to take the tools we learn and use them in the outside world, even when therapy ends. A fun fact about me: When I'm not doing therapy, I love taking my dog for walks on the beach; I live just five minutes away from the water.

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Shelby Kruse

Shelby Kruse

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

We all have intrusive thoughts. There will never be a time during our work together that the thoughts you share will carry judgment. As a therapist, I love witnessing folks reclaim their lives and rebuild confidence to integrate the things that bring them joy. Outside of work, I am a mama and have a four-year-old daughter who is the light of my life. I love interior design, true crime podcasts, and working out.

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Aura Restrepo

Aura Restrepo

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I consider myself to be a supporter and advocate for your journey. In our work together, you can expect a collaborative, warm, non-judgmental environment that supports growth. On a more personal note, I enjoy being in nature, spending time with family and friends, trying new foods, learning new cultures, and dancing. I'm bilingual and speak both English and Spanish.

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Imani White

Imani White

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I believe that everyone has a unique story and journey. I am collaborative by nature, and that's how I approach therapy. I love spending time with people, learning their life stories and dreams, and helping them to move toward the life they desire. When I'm not doing therapy, I love learning about other cultures, musical theater, anime, watching sermons, and traveling.

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Samka Aslan

Samka Aslan

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I create a safe environment where you feel heard, understood, valued, and respected. My approach is non-judgmental, and my interest is in helping you to overcome or better cope with whatever's causing difficulty in your life. You are the expert on your own life. I am here to educate, guide and support you toward your goals. When I'm not doing therapy, I'm trying to learn to ice skate and am interested in gymnastics. I like to travel, listen to music, and spend time with my dogs. A fun fact about me: I've lived in Europe and got to spend a few months in Australia.

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Virginia Purnell

Virginia Purnell

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

My approach in treating OCD is to collaborate with the member to create a treatment plan that decreases OCD symptoms and increases skills to combat OCD. Outside of my therapeutic work, I enjoy spending time outside, I appreciate the arts, I like watching movies/ TV shows, and I enjoy reading and spending time with family.

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Seth Sultan

Seth Sultan

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I use a collaborative and compassionate approach to treat OCD. I enjoy using creativity and humor to help people challenge themselves to move beyond old patterns and into the life they want to live. Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors in nature and spending time with family and friends.

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Velvet Tabb

Velvet Tabb

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I approach OCD treatment as a journey that we're on together. I believe everyone deserves a safe space where they can discuss their issues without judgment. I always provide my members with that safety. Outside of work, I love putting together jigsaw puzzles. I also have two cats, one of who will pop into a session if you want to meet her. I'm looking forward to working with you.

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Caron Trataris

Caron Trataris

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I have loved ones who have struggled with OCD, and I know how limiting and disruptive it can be in a person's life. I also know it's possible to get better. In therapy, I will pay close attention to your concerns and together we will create a customized treatment plan to meet your stated goals. When I'm not working, I enjoy visiting beach towns and national parks. Observing nature is a great way to unwind!

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Juan Peregrina

Juan Peregrina

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

As a therapist, I see myself as a GPS unit. I am here to guide you in the right direction, but you're in the driver’s seat. In seeking out therapy, you're in control, and with my guidance we will arrive at the destination you seek. I believe in being kind to a person while being tough on a disorder. I want to help you overcome the struggles you're facing. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, finding new craft beers and breweries to try, riding motorcycles, and going camping.

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Ava Martinez

Ava Martinez

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

My approach to therapy is always holistic. I view the people I work with as the multifaceted individuals they truly are, always considering unique identities and life experiences before beginning the real "work" of therapy. I encourage people with OCD to challenge themselves and understand that their compulsions keep them stuck, not safe. Outside of work, I'm an avid runner (I've lost count of how many marathons I have completed!), reader (especially horror, sci-fi, and fantasy novels), and traveler (both within California and to other regions when I can.) I also have two dogs who I love very much.

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Kelli Ezell

Kelli Ezell

Licensed Therapist,

My approach to treating OCD is rooted in compassion and an unwavering concern for others. I strive to instill courage, empowering individuals to navigate beyond their comfort zones, tackle obstacles, and stand up for their beliefs and values. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my husband, often to places with nature and waterfalls. I find great joy in connecting with new or old friends, reading my Bible, and taking walks in my neighborhood.

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Michaela McCloud

Michaela McCloud

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

As a therapist, I embrace the "taboo" topics, the uncomfortable conversations, and the growing pains. I take a warm, collaborative, and direct approach to working with members and am invested in your overall well-being. Outside of work, you can find me swimming, trying new challah bread recipes with my wife, and spending time with animals. I foster senior pups through the Animal Pad in San Diego and have one little guy named Tito who you will likely meet in sessions.

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Jessie Gonzalez

Jessie Gonzalez

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I believe in being a collaborator with the people I work with to help them achieve their goals. Outside of work, I really enjoy cooking, eating, traveling and playing video games with my family.

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Christine Lustig Ortiz

Christine Lustig Ortiz

Licensed Therapist, MA

People are dynamic and complex. I have a deep awareness and respect for what I don’t know, what I need to learn, and the many ways I can collaborate with a person in their OCD treatment. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband of almost 21 years, our three rescue dogs, and our family. I love to be outdoors and in nature, hiking in the mountains or reading by the ocean. I am reteaching myself to play the piano. I enjoy doing yoga and making handmade gifts.

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Maribel Fuentes-Sandoval

Maribel Fuentes-Sandoval

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

My approach to treating OCD is collaborative and supportive. It's important to establish comfort before beginning treatment. We'll be working together to address barriers, experiences, and goals for improving your quality of life. In my free time, I enjoy eating at my favorite restaurants, cooking, taking my dog out to play at the park, and going to amusement parks. Being outside and enjoying the scenery (with amazing food) is something that brings comfort and serenity. Fun fact: I make it a goal to kayak or jet-ski at least once a year.

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Noelle Lepore

Noelle Lepore

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

First and foremost, I want you to know that you’re not alone. You’re not bad. I’ve been there. I see you. Yes, ERP is hard, but OCD is harder. You can do this. I’m here to help you find your strength. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, both fiction and non-fiction, playing video games, baking, and going to the beach with my kiddos. I also enjoy working with clay and painting.

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Tony Wilkins

Tony Wilkins

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

As an OCD therapist, I am direct yet calm when going for the root of the anxiety/fear. I provide a warm space to feel the 'distress' without judgment. I was born and raised in San Diego. I enjoy going to the beach, meditating, doing yoga, staying physically active, playing video games on my PS5, creating graphics on Canva, and reading science fiction/fantasy books. I have two dogs.

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Rain Wald

Rain Wald

Licensed Therapist, MC

My approach to treating OCD is to join with the person I am working with and utilize the most effective strategies to facilitate the greatest degree of growth. When working with OCD, my philosophy is that we have to be in partnership to work toward treating and overcoming it. When I’m not at work, I enjoy hiking with friends, long walks with my dog, hanging out with my daughters, or sitting in a quiet corner reading a good book.

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Khris Durham

Khris Durham

Licensed Therapist, MS

I believe people generally want to be happy, effective, and successful in their lives. Working from a client-centered approach, I aim to display unconditional empathy and genuine support to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and help you on your journey to a more holistic, congruent view of yourself. Outside of work, I'm currently learning to crochet with my mom, sister and law, and nieces. It's a fun hobby, family time, and I get to keep cute new knit things.

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Nicole Mitsuuchi

Nicole Mitsuuchi

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

My approach to treating OCD is gentle, nurturing, guiding, and redirecting. Outside of work, I love hot yoga, sunset chasing, playing with my corgi, and growing my indoor jungle (a.k.a. my plants).

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Tia-Channell Hernandez

Tia-Channell Hernandez

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

My approach to treating OCD is collaborative, member-led, and guided by gentle nudges. My role is not to impose anything on you or introduce unexpected exercises without your consent. When I say it's member-led, I mean that you will have the agency to give consent for the exercises we undertake, and it's your willingness and eagerness that will propel us toward a better, healthier, and more manageable place compared to when OCD was left untreated. Your active participation and choice in this journey are paramount. Outside of work, I occasionally indulge in surfing using my eight-foot longboard, working out, exploring new restaurants in San Diego, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Brandy Reid

Brandy Reid

Licensed Therapist, PsyD

I treat OCD from a place of curiosity, compassion, and genuine desire to help people get to a better place with their struggles. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to travel, spend time with my family, and do things that inspire my creativity.

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Cindy Garcia-Noonis

Cindy Garcia-Noonis

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

In ERP, one of the most effective forms of treatment for OCD, we'll work together to identify your specific triggers, obsessive thoughts and behaviors, then I'll guide you through techniques to face your fears gradually. I'll work with you to develop skills to tolerate distress and uncertainty without attempting to get rid of anxiety through compulsions. When I'm not working, my favorite hobby is traveling. I love experiencing new cultures, learning about people, eating new foods and taking photos.

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Kristine Guerra

Kristine Guerra

Licensed Therapist, MS

OCD has a way of wiping out your self-esteem and self-worth. Something I can do as a therapist is to help empower you to find your strengths to approach things in a different way so you can take that next step toward wholeness. Outside of work, I enjoy engaging in new and fun activities like working on puzzles, going to amusement parks, doing escape rooms, and traveling.

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Lauren Jermstad

Lauren Jermstad

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach is encouraging and supportive as well as direct to help you meet your goals. I will acknowledge your needs and fears, meeting you where you're at and empowering you to work toward change. I strive to bring a calm and genuine presence to each session. Outside of work, I spend most of my time taking care of my two little ones and my big furry dog. My family and I love to be outdoors, especially under the sunshine and near water. I also really enjoy live music and cooking and eating yummy food.

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Margaux Marquez

Margaux Marquez

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to treating OCD is rooted in a compassionate, evidence-based, and individualized framework. I see each individual as unique. I utilize exposure and response prevention (ERP) to help you confront and manage obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Through gradual exposure to triggers and preventing compulsive responses, we work together to reduce the impact of OCD on your life. Understanding OCD is crucial. I provide information about the condition, its underlying mechanisms, and how treatment works. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship. You are an active participant in your treatment, and together we make decisions about the direction of therapy and the best approaches to achieve your goals. Outside of work, I enjoy working in my garden, going to the beach, and spending time with my family.

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Maggie Denison

Maggie Denison

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

In treating OCD, I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), which aims to decrease one’s experience of obsessions and compulsions by increasing their ability to tolerate discomfort and uncertainty in daily life. I love getting the opportunity to connect with individuals and begin to understand the intricacies of their inner worlds. I also enjoy the rewarding nature of this work and seeing people’s progress and increased enjoyment in life. Outside of work, I'm a water lover who frequents the beach, lake, and pool. I believe discovering new music can be a spiritual experience. I'm an avid concert goer and cherish live music.

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Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As an OCD therapist, I have a non-judgemental and compassionate, yet direct approach. I'm here to be your guide through beating OCD. ERP isn't easy, but it works and it's worth it. I keep it real but I like to make things enjoyable. I have been licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist in California since 2013. In addition to being an OCD Specialist, I treat postpartum anxiety/mood disorders, trauma (EMDR), and addiction.

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Mason Allred

Mason Allred

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

My primary approach to treating OCD involves the use of exposure and response prevention (ERP), which is widely recognized as the gold standard treatment for OCD. ERP entails exposing individuals to their obsessive fears in a controlled and gradual manner while simultaneously preventing the compulsive behaviors that provide temporary relief. I approach therapy with warmth, compassion, and positive regard for those who are struggling. Before becoming a therapist I was a classical vocalist. I love music, concerts, and discovering new artists. I am an avid gym-goer and enjoy hiking with my partner. Any chance I get to start a new TV show, I do. You can find me bingeing something new most weeks.

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Marisa Cherry

Marisa Cherry

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach as a therapist is empathic and kind. I believe good rapport between therapist and member is a wonderful contributing factor to positive outcomes in treatment. In my free time, you can find me rollerblading at the beach, painting with acrylics, or driving with the windows down and listening to good music. I love animals and have a dog named Max.

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Natalie Spitz-Eshelman

Natalie Spitz-Eshelman

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I collaborate closely with my members, creating a safe and supportive space where they can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. We work together to identify and challenge harmful thought patterns and behaviors, ultimately helping them regain control over their lives and reduce the impact of OCD on relationships and well-being. Outside of work, I love to travel and experience different cultures. I have two cats who also think they are therapists and have been known to meow during sessions. I can confidently quote most lines from the show Friends and Frasier.

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Deserae Quezada

Deserae Quezada

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I find that people’s resilience and ability to overcome something they've struggled with—sometimes for many years, before seeking help—is extremely gratifying to watch. OCD is treatable, and you can see positive changes with the right type of therapy. Hobbies I enjoy out of work include traveling and reading.

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Linda Naranjo

Linda Naranjo

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

In treating OCD, I am patient and kind while being effective at setting boundaries and keeping an individual accountable. I will do my very best to always give 100% focus and energy during every session. Outside of work, for self-care, I enjoy crocheting. I spend my time taking care of my 10-year-old dog, Franklin. I crochet him custom sweaters. You can often find us living our best lives on the couch singing karaoke.

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Charles Adrian Bewley

Charles Adrian Bewley

Licensed Therapist, MS

I approach treating OCD the way I approach any kind of treatment: collaboratively. This work is a team effort, and as such, it’s crucial that anyone working with me feels they have full autonomy and control over how they'll meet their goals. Together, we will develop a treatment plan, goals for therapy, and homework, as well as deciding what to work on in each and every session. Outside of work, I’m a music head and a tennis enthusiast (though I'm very far from a master). I’m also a playwright and a singer-songwriter. Since the pandemic began, baking has become my meditation.

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Amy Blum Cole

Amy Blum Cole

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

My first goal is to help you feel comfortable opening up about your concerns. We will then work together to come up with the best treatment plan to address them. Facing the fears beneath your OCD is a challenging process, but I will be here to offer encouragement and support throughout your journey. When I'm not working, I love to spend time in nature hiking or paddleboarding, hang out with my family, try new restaurants, or just curl up on the couch with my pup.

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Brittany Flores

Brittany Flores

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

My approach to treating OCD includes providing a gentle, accepting atmosphere for our sessions. I often utilized acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which couples well with ERP, to support members in living a more meaningful and full life. Every day, I get to witness the resiliency of the human spirit and individuals' capacity for change. It's an honor to be able to work alongside others and witness their growth. When I’m not in my office, I love trail running, training for races, and spending time in the mountains. I also enjoy baking desserts, being with my pets, and listening to music.

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Sonya Keith

Sonya Keith

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I would describe my approach to treating OCD as methodical and with purpose. I'm always curious about people and want to know as much about them as possible. Being trusted to help someone is an honor and serious responsibility. Outside of therapy, I'm an artist, photographer, and illustrator. Drawing is my favorite coping skill, and I've even made money with my art.

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Vannia Duran

Vannia Duran

Licensed Therapist, MSW

First and foremost, I approach each session without judgment. I am 100% on your side. Outside of work, I love to read, especially science fiction and fantasy. I like to write my own science fiction short stories, paint, write music, and sing. Hopefully, I can start performing again at some point.

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Natalia Caronna

Natalia Caronna

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

My approach to treating OCD aims to isolate your specific doubts/fears, then use doubt to fight doubt. OCD wants to be the center of your life by injecting doubt and fear into any facet of life it can. My approach helps you disarm doubt and fear through self-exploration, curiosity, and courageous exposure. Outside of work, I dance: ballet/pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop. Before working in mental health, I was a professional TV/film makeup artist. I’ve combined my love of makeup and therapy and created my own modality: “makeup therapy” incorporates talk therapy, art therapy, and personalized makeup education. It is the ultimate combination of my two passions.

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Jessie Goodman

Jessie Goodman

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

My approach to treating OCD is to create a compassionate, nonjudgmental space, while still holding you accountable. My goal is to create a treatment plan specific to your needs and personal goals. Outside of work, I enjoy dancing, hiking, writing, and making art.

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Silvia Hazu

Silvia Hazu

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker

I may be the anxiety/OCD specialist, but you are the expert of your experience. My approach to treating OCD is collaborative. It's my priority that you feel treatment is progressing at an agreeable pace, that you're being heard, and that I'm in tune with you. I will guide you to gradually face your fears, with a lot of encouragement and support. Outside of work, my hobbies include cooking, baking, taking barre classes, and playing with my dog Noel. I'm also fluent in Armenian.

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Tricia Morris

Tricia Morris

Licensed Therapist, MA

I am a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist. Your treatment will be individualized, based on your diagnosis and personal goals. There is no rush or specific time frame. We will go at your pace. You may have to do things that are “uncomfortable” as part of treatment, but never anything you don't agree with. Outside of work, I enjoy kayaking, biking, checking out new restaurants, and hanging out with my fur babies. A fun fact about me: I'm a Zillow junkie. I love looking at homes all over the U.S. in my free time.

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Paola  Villa

Paola Villa

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to treating OCD is to challenge you at an appropriate level. We will work collaboratively to decide what exposures you feel most comfortable with. I will never put you in a situation I wouldn't be willing to be in myself. Some fun facts about me: I was born and raised in Arizona and miss the desert now and then (but nothing beats the beach!). I enjoy yoga and work at a yoga studio part-time, with the goal of being a yoga instructor in the near future.

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Paris Bonbright

Paris Bonbright

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I approach all my members with empathy and create a non-judgmental space for them to feel comfortable and conquer their OCD. I believe each school of therapy beautifully addresses a different piece of the larger puzzle, and I enjoy skillfully weaving together different modalities based on my members' unique needs at any given time. Some fun facts about me: I was born and raised in Los Angeles and love singing and playing the acoustic guitar. My happy place is the beach.

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Michelle  Krummes

Michelle Krummes

Associate Clinical Social Worker

I am a warm and non-judgmental therapist. I strive to create a space where members can share openly and honestly. I believe in accountability for myself and my members; I expect us to approach therapy collaboratively, and I will work as hard as you're willing to work. When I'm not doing therapy, I enjoy reading, checking out antique markets and estate sales, and seeing live music as much as possible. I'm a California girl at heart, and I enjoy visiting our beautiful national parks and hiking trails, and exploring filming locations.

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Julie Plutt

Julie Plutt

Licensed Therapist, MA

One of my favorite parts of OCD therapy is providing education and normalizing the OCD experience for people, who often have carried shame, believing something is wrong with them because of their intrusive thoughts. Getting the chance to tell someone they aren't their thoughts—this is OCD, a diagnosable and treatable disorder—is one of the most rewarding parts of my work. A few fun facts about me: I was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to California about five years ago. I have a cat named Liam, who likely will be an honorary third member of your treatment team. I love musical theater, reading, comedy, and spending time with loved ones.

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Pati Szafran

Pati Szafran

Associate Clinical Social Worker

It's important to me to understand the full picture of how OCD affects my members, both historically and in the present, given the dynamic nature of the disorder. I implement ERP, ensuring treatment is structured and personalized. Creating a supportive and non-judgmental space is my top priority. I'll enable you to confront compulsions, tackle avoidances, and build resilience to uncertainty, showing compassion and understanding toward your experiences. Outside of work, I like being out in nature, but I spend many weekends simply lounging around and catching up on TV shows. I love thrifting, hanging out with friends, and contemplating existential matters. A good book or movie always brings me joy, and I take pleasure in making my home cozy and cute. However, my absolute favorite hobby is traveling, exploring new cultures, and observing diverse ways of life around the world.

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Annie  Adams-Roselle

Annie Adams-Roselle

Licensed Therapist, MSSW

I use evidence-based therapy to treat OCD. I strive to understand your unique experience with OCD and any other conditions. We'll work together to help you face your fears, one step at a time. Outside of work, I enjoy doing creative things such as painting and crafting. I also like to spend time outside with my family and my dog, and travel whenever I get a chance. I'm originally from Austin, Texas, but I've lived in Northern California since 2014.

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Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto Hernandez

Licensed Therapist, MS

I use humor, humanism, and the therapeutic alliance to treat OCD. I'm person-centered and provide a supportive, genuine, and collaborative therapeutic experience. When not at work, I can be found at the gym, going on hikes, or watching my favorite anime.

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Danielle Miller

Danielle Miller

Licensed Therapist, MSW

We’re treating OCD, not curing it: Let’s work together to identify and implement techniques to help you achieve your goals, regardless of your diagnosis. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to travel and have visited more than 30 countries. I particularly enjoy learning about different cultures and customs.

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Victoria Kubal

Victoria Kubal

Licensed Therapist, MS

My approach to treating OCD is based on behavioral principles and individualizing treatment so it's specific to your experiences. To do this, I'll help you research the internal and external antecedents to your obsessions. Next, I'll ask you to rate the intensity of emotions in different situations. I'll help you learn about the function of your behavior, which includes actions as well as thoughts. After I provide psychoeducation about ERP, we'll start with the least threatening anxiety-provoking situation. I'll ask you to conduct certain ERP behavioral experiments on your own, and we'll review the findings together in our next session. Through these experiences, you'll learn to tolerate uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and situations in a supportive environment. When I'm not doing therapy, I enjoy listening to live music, dancing, drawing, and painting.

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Ana Mendez

Ana Mendez

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to OCD therapy is warm, kind, inviting, non-judgmental, and creative. I'm a patient practitioner and completely understand how to go at your pace. A little bit about myself: I'm Latina, bilingual, and a native Spanish speaker. I love to explore cultures and subcultures different from mine. I'm a foodie, collect crystals, and enjoy going on nature walks with my family.

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Emily Kim

Emily Kim

Associate Clinical Social Worker

OCD therapy can be tough at times, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. We may even have some fun when brainstorming really creative exposures. I love to include humor in our sessions when appropriate and use metaphors that help you digest the material. I prioritize collaboration, ensuring you're included in creating exposures, always checking in to see where you're at. You are the expert of your OCD. I'll be here to guide you with treatment strategies, as you inform me how I can help you. We're a team. When I'm not in session, you'll find me trying that new cafe that just went viral on TikTok (just because), baking, or walking on the treadmill. I love glittery eyeshadows and trying new skincare products. I recently got into Pilates and attending super-fun HIIT classes. Fun fact: You'll likely never see my nails bare.

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Jillian Hughes

Jillian Hughes

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to treating OCD is one of structured curiosity. I have a deep understanding of the many facets of mental health. I enjoy seeing others feel safe to open up and empowered to create the change they’ve been wanting for themselves. Outside of work, I'm a homebody, but I spend much of my time outdoors. I enjoy being outside with my Lab and chihuahua, camping in new spaces, exploring unfamiliar countries, and spending time in my kitchen. I'm constantly on the road to self-improvement, so I make sure to stay constant in my own inner journey. Balance is key.

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Ginny Dolores

Ginny Dolores

Associate Clinical Social Worker

My approach to treating OCD is grounded in compassion, empathy, and respect, guided by a commitment to providing comprehensive and culturally competent care. I'll provide psychoeducation to help you understand OCD and how ERP works to disrupt its cycle. We'll go at your pace, never pressuring you into exposures before you're ready. Outside of work, I love taking walks in nature, strumming tunes on my ukulele and guitar, singing karaoke, and doing TikTok dances. I'm a certified yoga teacher, so you'll often find me immersed in yoga and meditation practices.

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Marissa Kartub

Marissa Kartub

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

My approach to treating OCD is a blend of client-centered and evidence-based. While using tried and true modalities like ERP, I use rapport to create a compassionate space for healing. I have experience working with kids/adolescents, adults, pregnant/postpartum/new parents/families, disabled populations, and BIPOC populations. Outside of work, I love to sing, play the ukulele, run, paint, and cook. I learned how to bike in my 20's and hope to do a triathlon someday. I am blessed with my zoo of three cats and a big dog.

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Roberto Cisneros

Roberto Cisneros

Licensed Therapist, MSW

As your OCD therapist, I will always start where you are and build from there. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family, building positive memories.

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Aaron Marks

Aaron Marks

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

My approach to treating OCD is non-judgmental, empathetic, safe, and clinically informed. Outside of work, I have been a musician for most of my life and enjoy playing my guitar any chance I get. I also enjoy hiking, family walks, and reading as much as I can!

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Amber Nutter

Amber Nutter

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I've seen how hard it can be to manage mental health concerns, and OCD is no different. I approach therapy with compassion first, and the realistic understanding that the work will be challenging. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to read, and I attend the gym multiple times a week. It's challenging to do hard things in the short term, but I stick with it hoping the long-term results will be worth it!

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Morgan Byler

Morgan Byler

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to treating OCD is to build the therapeutic alliance, which means getting to know you first before jumping into the actual work. It's important to understand each member's lived experience, because OCD is subjective to each individual. Treatment will be collaborative every step of the way. I may be the expert in the therapy, but you're the expert in your OCD. Outside of work, I'm a collector of experiences. I'm down for a sporting event, opera, or Renaissance festival. I love doing things outdoors. I'm also part of three book clubs. A fun fact about me: I'm related to a U.S. president and a British queen.

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Dominique Macias

Dominique Macias

Licensed Therapist, MS

I strive to approach anyone seeking my help with curiosity, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. You are the expert in your life. Taking time to understand my members puts me in the best position to provide effective support. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching scary movies and true crime documentaries, going to comedy shows, camping (stargazing is my favorite!), snuggling with my kitty, cooking all different kinds of cuisines, and being around any kind of body of water.

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Natasha Posey

Natasha Posey

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I became a therapist because of my own journey. When I experienced personal healing, I wanted others to experience that as well. I want to see people with OCD find freedom and live a fulfilling life. I am on your side. With enough optimism for two, I approach OCD with biological, psychological, and physiological understanding. My other areas of focus include trauma, depression, and addiction.

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Joanna Krasnisky

Joanna Krasnisky

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I am a radically honest, empathetic, encouraging, gentle, and strong therapist. I initially became a therapist to understand and heal my own "stuff." It's such an honor and gift to accompany and guide others along their freedom journeys. OCD has been a challenge within my own life, family, and communities. I've benefited from the effectiveness of ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy) and am grateful to specialize in this treatment. My other areas of focus include trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), trauma-conscious yoga, mindfulness-based substance abuse treatment, and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

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Kalisha Vault

Kalisha Vault

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practices. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. OCD not only affects thoughts and behaviors, but also relationships, work, and quality of life. I am deeply committed to helping you enhance your overall well-being. Every day, I am inspired by the resilience and strength of the individuals I work with, and I'm dedicated to providing the support and guidance you need to navigate life's challenges.

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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Licensed Therapist, MS

I understand how difficult things might seem right now. But there is a way forward. As your OCD therapist, I will always be supportive and encouraging, creating a warm, safe environment where we can work together. I realize it can be difficult to share troubling thoughts. I'll listen to you without judgment. Your thoughts are not you. We all have intrusive thoughts from time to time; they don't indicate anything other than intrusive thoughts. My other areas of focus include depression, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. Therapy is not always easy. It can hurt at times. But in the long run, if you do the work, you'll get results.

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Kaira Yates

Kaira Yates

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I became a therapist to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health by providing education and support to those who need it. My approach to treatment is open, mindful, and judgment-free. I see our therapeutic relationship as being teammates. I'll help you identify your treatment goals and guide you as you accomplish them. I have extensive experience supporting people with the management of mood, anxiety, adjustment, and psychosis symptoms. I thoroughly enjoy being able to connect with so many different individuals and support them through their journey.

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Giovanni Trimble

Giovanni Trimble

Licensed Therapist, PhD

I deeply empathize with individuals navigating mental health challenges. These experiences can be dehumanizing and isolating. I aim to create a therapeutic space that feels warm and welcoming, where everyone feels a sense of belonging and connection. My approach is collaborative, and I will support you every step of the way through live sessions and messaging. ERP (exposure response prevention) is hard work, but it is some of the most meaningful and worthwhile work you can do. NOCD will give you access to a whole community of people who are just like you, living with OCD.

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Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I became a therapist after witnessing the mental health struggles of my family members and experiencing loss and emotional distress in my own life. I decided to specialize in OCD because several of my family and friends suffer from OCD symptoms, and I've seen how ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention therapy) has helped them gain the skills to face and overcome their obsessive thoughts. I approach OCD therapy with curiosity and understanding. I have extensive experience treating depression and working with the Latinx community, as well as conducting psychotherapy in Spanish; I am fully bilingual.

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