Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD

OCD Specialists in
Los Angeles, California

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 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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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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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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Danielle McDowell

Danielle McDowell

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I’ve been treating people for over 16 years, and now specialize in OCD. My background includes over 8 years of private practice that put me in front of OCD cases, as well as depression, trauma, and PTSD. During our time, I’ll use a therapy called ERP (known as Exposure and Response Prevention) which I’ve been skilled in for quite some time. I researched and learned exposure therapy after my very first OCD patient years ago and I can attest to its incredible effectiveness.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rheba Estante

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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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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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

Registered Associate Therapist, CSW

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  Braida

Lila Braida

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

Registered Associate Therapist, CSW

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 Yarbrough

Jordan Yarbrough

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 Skafi

Lulu Skafi

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

When I meet with members, I am very person-centered. 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? Outside of work, I'm a plant mom—I have a little jungle in my living room—and I'm a certified scuba diver.

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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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Brittany Stevens

Brittany Stevens

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I emphasize collaboration and our relationship. In all therapy, the relationship between therapist and member is fundamental, but I think it's even more important in ERP, because we talk about stuff that's really hard, sit in the shame that might come up, and navigate that together. I like to add a touch of humor when it's appropriate—I think striking the right balance between light and difficult is important. Outside of work, I love to perform in a local theater. Musicals are my thing.

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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 Therapist, MFT

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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Brittany Gregory

Brittany Gregory

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

I am warm, open, and empathetic. I want you to feel like you can have a cup of coffee and just talk to me. Therapy with me is relaxed and mellow. We will go at a pace that suits you, and we will work together on everything we address. A fun fact about me: I'm a proud cat owner. I have an orange-and-white cat named Hot Cheeto. He is a real cuddle bug.

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Jonathan Sickinger

Jonathan Sickinger

Registered Associate Therapist, CSW

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

Associate Therapist, ACSW

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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Venita Polonio

Venita Polonio

Registered Associate Therapist, CSW

I'm an energetic, positive, and encouraging therapist. When we meet, I'd like to learn as much as I can about you and where you're at, so I can support you and collaborate with you. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to paint landscapes and do karaoke, whether it's in person at a karaoke lounge or at home on a karaoke app.

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