Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD

OCD Specialists in
Los Angeles, California

Darilyn Shano

Darilyn Shano

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 Lee

Saraa 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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Allen Liao

Allen Liao

Licensed Therapist, Clinical Psychologist

Before joining NOCD, I worked at a treatment and coaching program in Los Angeles that focused on helping people deal with OCD, which was my first introduction to Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. Since receiving my practicing license, I’ve been working specifically with OCD cases. It’s great to see people’s courage develop as they get better using ERP. It’s an incredibly effective treatment for OCD, and I can’t wait to work with you and help you get better.

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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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Nancy Othman

Nancy Othman

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I began my career as a licensed therapist with intensive outpatient work before working with Kaiser Permanente. Through patient diagnosis, I would discover OCD and use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, considered the gold standard of OCD treatment. I’m impressed by the outcomes that ERP produces and love how NOCD has structured its platform to focus on ERP treatment. I hope that I can bring the results you’re looking for on your way to breaking free from OCD.

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Tracie Howell

Tracie Howell

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I've been a practicing therapist for about 11 years now, and helping others is important to me. I will diagnose you properly and use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to get you where you want to go in your life. Building someone's ability to fight OCD on their own makes me feel like I've accomplished something significant. It means teaching not to depend on compulsions and face your fears.

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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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Yesenia Larios

Yesenia Larios

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

It's always been my goal to work with anxiety cases, and over time, I've been dealing more specifically with people who have OCD. I have dealt with my own OCD battle, so I know what your anxiety feels like. I've been using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for several years now with excellent results. I love how ERP is concrete and transparent and gives you tools that you can practice daily, if necessary.

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Kimberly Weimer

Kimberly Weimer

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I’m a licensed therapist with specialized training in treating OCD using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, the gold standard of treatments. ERP treats all types of intrusive thoughts, including violent and taboo, so that you can overcome OCD.

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Christine Hanna

Christine Hanna

Licensed Therapist, MSW

After many years of experience in the mental health field, I found my niche in OCD treatment. I’ve seen how OCD has been misdiagnosed over the years. The severity level of OCD is incredibly high, and I want to provide the right type of help to those in need. I practice Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because I’ve seen it work. As a therapist committed to fostering emotional, mental, and spiritual health, I look forward to serving the unique needs of each member that I work with.

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Meredith Stanton

Meredith Stanton

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I know what having OCD is like and want to show you how to manage it. Years ago, I had a personal struggle with OCD. My OCD was all-consuming, making relationships tough to manage, and robbed me of my time and energy. I was fortunate to find treatment that pulled me out of it, which was Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. I’ve been trained in ERP, and in all my years as a therapist and as someone who experienced OCD, I know that ERP is the right treatment for all OCD subtypes.

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Tanya Turner

Tanya Turner

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’ve been a therapist since 1994, holding a private practice since 2000. As a person with OCD, I know how torturous it can be to deal with intrusive thoughts and the anxiety that they cause. and how improper treatment does not solve the problem. I eventually did Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, so I know firsthand how powerful and effective it is. ERP is a researched method that brings results, and as a therapist who's held a private practice since 2000, I will use ERP to get you out of the anguish you feel.

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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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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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Ashley Levin

Ashley Levin

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I'm currently a therapist that specializes in OCD, but for over 10 years, I’ve also worked with PTSD cases, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and bipolar disorders. Everyone I've treated has required me to listen to their stories to determine the best approach to treatment. Using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, I’ll learn about your OCD experience and tailor ERP treatment to your needs.

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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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David Dunn

David Dunn

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I approach therapy with genuineness, honesty, and openness. OCD is unique to each individual, so as a therapist I'll take time to hear your story and understand where you're coming from. Outside of work, my wife and I just moved from L.A. to Arizona, where we bought a fixer-upper. I've learned to be a plumber, electrician, floor tiler, and handyman, all pretty much overnight.

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Erica Callicoatte Villanueva

Erica Callicoatte Villanueva

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I'm going on 6 years as a licensed therapist, and now specialize in treating OCD. I've built my experience doing outpatient work, treating adults facing substance abuse and opioid addiction. My past experiences have taught me how to handle any type of challenge, and now that I specialize in OCD treatment, I can use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to treat any OCD subtype.

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Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I have over 7 years of experience in the mental health space, treating people for OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. I have a strong background in exposure work, commonly known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP empowers you as you work in sessions so that you can learn how to sit with your fears and not rely on compulsions to address anxiety. It's the most effective form of treatment for OCD.

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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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Ross Zellner

Ross Zellner

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

With over 10 years of experience treating OCD as well as depression, anxiety, and depression, I now offer specialized OCD treatment at NOCD. I have gained my experience working in mental health centers & agencies, as well as private practice. I’ve also used Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for almost my entire career, using ERP to help people overcome anxiety disorders. During our time, I’ll use ERP to show you how to manage your OCD safely and confidently once you’ve completed treatment.

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Jackie Galvez

Jackie Galvez

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I’ve been helping people overcome their mental health challenges for over 10 years, and now I specialize in treating OCD. I have gained my experience working in ER, inpatient medical facilities, and treating inmates & those in correctional facilities. During our time, I’ll use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to help you get your life back. With additional experience treating major depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more, I can handle whatever subtype or subtypes you’re experiencing.

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Natasha Moharter

Natasha Moharter

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I have specialized training in OCD treatment, with licensed experience since 2015 in treating people with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I’ve been offering crisis management since 2011, and have worked in clinical mental health and outpatient facilities. My ability to offer Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy means I can effectively treat any OCD subtype. I offer support to anyone 18 years old and up, with a background providing care to those in the LGBTQ community.

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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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Charmaine Jacobs

Charmaine Jacobs

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’ve been trained by top clinicians at NOCD to specialize in treating OCD. I’ve worked with young adults at a community mental health clinic and healthy aging support for those over 50 years old. In addition to my OCD training, I’ve helped people overcome anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders. No matter what your age, I'll use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to show you how self-management of your OCD is possible.

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Ashley Fargnoli

Ashley Fargnoli

Licensed Therapist, LCPC

I’ve been treating OCD, anxiety, and depression for the past 9 years while specializing in helping people deal with trauma. Most of my experience has been gained working at community mental health centers (working with immigrants of all ages), while also running a private practice. To treat your OCD, I’ll use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy which has great evidence behind it that shows how effective ERP can be for those dealing with any OCD subtype.

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Cristina Chavez

Cristina Chavez

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’ve been practicing therapy for over 5 years, and as a firm believer in evidence-based approaches during sessions, I offer Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to treat OCD. ERP is backed by evidence, and is proven to treat any OCD subtype. I have a background in working at a cancer support community facility and with the Children’s Bureau, an agency that brings mental health care to children. I’ve handled OCD cases, depression, anxiety, body image issues, grief, and loss. I know I can help you overcome your OCD.

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Hailey Kohler

Hailey Kohler

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I’ve been in the mental health space since 2016 and with training from top clinicians at NOCD, I can treat any subtype as a licensed mental health professional. My background is focused on helping children, couples, and families navigate moderate to severe & chronic mental health concerns. Each group or age that I treat demands a personalized approach, which is why I like to use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for OCD treatment. ERP works with the individual and specifically targets the obsessions and fears so you can learn how to manage them to increase overall well-being.

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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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Kerstin Cornell

Kerstin Cornell

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I have over 5 years of experience as a licensed therapist, predominantly with severely mentally ill populations in my local community. With extensive training for some of the best OCD clinicians in the country, I now specialize in providing OCD treatment to those in need. We’ll begin Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy with a true assessment of your symptoms. If you’re experiencing OCD, we can figure out what subtypes you’re dealing with so we can work together to help you overcome them.

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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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Danielle Sheppard

Danielle Sheppard

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

From a really young age, I'd always been really curious about people and relationships. If one of my parents or grandparents was here and you asked them that question, they would say, "Oh, we knew Danielle was going to be into therapy way before she ever did."

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Chelsea Frank

Chelsea Frank

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I always knew I wanted to be in a profession that could help people. I love seeing people face their fears and really be able to improve their lives.

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Milka Lara-Rincon

Milka Lara-Rincon

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I’m going on 2 years as a licensed therapist, working closely with people battling OCD within an inpatient facility and outpatient clinic. I’ve treated many different types of cases beyond OCD, including depression, trauma, and substance abuse. I’m big on educating members about their OCD and what Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) means for their recovery. ERP is evidence-based, proven to work, and allows you to see tangible results as you go from session to session.

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Robyn Tamanaha

Robyn Tamanaha

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I'm compassionate and solution-focused. We will talk about your experiences and where your OCD comes from, but I focus on moving forward. We're not just going to sit and talk about it. We're going to do something about it.

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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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Eri Cela

Eri Cela

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I want to help make people's lives more meaningful and purposeful. I want to understand your challenges, and work with you on how to manage them.

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Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I provide a compassionate, safe space where you can share your story honestly. I love watching people achieve goals they've set, and I feel honored to be invited into that process. Outside of work, I'm a prolific plant mom. I own many plants and I love taking care of them. I don't have favorites, but I can keep a fiddle leaf fig alive and thriving. If you know, you know!

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Sarah Tippit

Sarah Tippit

Licensed Therapist, MA

I love working with people, hearing their stories, and then really helping them. Some people very close to me have suffered from OCD. I know how they can feel stigmatized—even by their families who don't understand.

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Kukui

Kukui

Licensed Therapist, MA

Growing up, I saw a lot of poverty, a lot of challenges, and a lot of family issues. I saw how many different things can affect a person and their ability to thrive. All of these things made me want to become a therapist.

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Danielle Cohen

Danielle Cohen

Licensed Therapist, MS

I've probably had OCD my whole life. I have done ERP myself, and it was immensely helpful. I want to give back and help, because I totally understand what people are going through.

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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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Maria (Rheba) Estante

Maria (Rheba) Estante

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I like to learn a lot about what's happening in your life now. How does your OCD manifest in daily life? What are you doing now that isn't working for you? I also like to get background stories to determine perhaps why some of these anxieties exist. I like to look at biopsychosocial history—like birth order or your school experience—which is often relevant. A fun fact about me: I wrote a children's book about my dog, who is a German shepherd, in both English and German in 2013. It's about him going to Berlin to visit his grandparents.

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Jessica Morales

Jessica Morales

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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Kyla Winner-Connor

Kyla Winner-Connor

Licensed Therapist, MSW

You are valued. As a therapist, I will create a safe environment for you. You're coming into a judgment-free space with warmth, openness, and curiosity. The therapeutic relationship is a real vehicle for change, so I believe it's important for us to establish a sense of trust and safety. Fun facts about me: when I'm not working, I enjoy being outside, spending time with friends and people I love, and cooking—and eating!

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Michelle  Gomez-Salazar

Michelle Gomez-Salazar

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

As a therapist, I like to create a warm environment, a place where you feel like you can speak without being judged. I know it can be scary to seek therapy for anything, and this might be the first time you're opening up about your experiences. You are more capable than you might believe, so I do try to give friendly nudges, but I won't push too hard. Outside of work, I'm a mom of three boys and love spending time with them. I get tackled a lot. They've helped me bring out my playful side. I'm a native New Yorker now living in California—I enjoy going out to the pool almost all year round!

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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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Christopher Evans

Christopher Evans

Licensed Therapist, LMFT #121510

As a therapist, I am focused on you. I prioritize making a connection and strengthening our relationship over the course of therapy. One of my primary goals is to remove the obstacles that are preventing you from getting what you need. We will create an individual treatment that works for you. Outside of work, I'm a very active person. I love being outside. I've been very much into mountain biking lately, even though I broke both my wrists in 2019. But I'm back on the bike—I've learned how to fall and how to react to things better.

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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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