Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD

Trusted OCD Specialists in
New Jersey

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

Judy Lair

Judy Lair

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I’m headed for my 21st year as a licensed therapist and love helping people break free from OCD. I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy during sessions, which I learned how to use early on in my practice. I have only grown to become more confident in my ability to treat people effectively using ERP. I’m a published writer, including a book on OCD and how to move from fear to freedom. I’m excited to work with you and can’t wait to set you up for success in your ERP journey.

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Bonnie Grossman

Bonnie Grossman

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I’ve been working since 2002, and as a licensed therapist, I'm amazed at how fast people with OCD can feel changes by using the right guidance and techniques. I've worked with different OCD subtypes, and I've seen that people implementing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy bring amazing results even in severe cases. I enjoy seeing people grow from treatment. It makes my job incredibly satisfying.

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Heather Brasseur

Heather Brasseur

Licensed Therapist, LMHC

I’ve been a licensed therapist for 21 years, treating OCD as well as a wide range of mental illnesses and disorders. Scientifically proven treatment for OCD is now accessible for those in need with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. Using ERP, I will help you reach your goal of overcoming OCD and finding more joy in your life.

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Adriana Delgado

Adriana Delgado

Licensed Therapist, LMHC

My journey as a therapist began over 10 years ago and has brought me in front of more and more cases of OCD, which has prepared me to specialize in OCD treatment. I have experience working at intensive in-home services for children & families, and intensive outpatient programs, preparing me for any challenge you may be facing. During sessions, I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because it’s the most effective treatment for OCD, and works for any OCD subtype.

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Robyn Pavlick

Robyn Pavlick

Licensed Therapist, LPC

Having been licensed since 2013, I’ve worked with people facing severe mental health challenges such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more. I’ve also spent time treating women at an inpatient substance abuse facility, seeing clients that exhibited OCD symptoms. As an OCD specialist, I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, something I have experience using before arriving at NOCD. ERP is effective and proven to work for treating any OCD subtype.

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Barbara Zelop

Barbara Zelop

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I have over 10 years of experience working with courageous people, treating the severely mentally ill within hospitals and inpatient care. I've treated adults and teens for OCD, as well as trauma, PTSD, and bipolar disorders. I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy because it's proven to work. Having used exposure techniques before arriving at NOCD, I can attest to its incredible effectiveness in helping people with OCD get better.

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Paige Geraghty

Paige Geraghty

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I’m going on 10 years as a licensed therapist and clinical social worker, and now I specialize in treating OCD. I’ve gained my experience working in an outpatient mental health clinic while also managing outpatient family therapy. The tools that I’ll use come from Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is a structured and effective treatment that allows you to see your progress clearly and quickly. It’ll take some work on your end to make gains but with my guidance, I know you can do it.

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Gwen Blake

Gwen Blake

Licensed Therapist, Ed.S.

I am a relational counselor. To me, rapport is the most important thing. I seek out connection and a good therapeutic relationship: this ERP is yours. It is not mine. Let's come up with ideas together, discuss and collaborate. Outside of work, I'm the mom of a teenager, and I love to do art journaling, needle felting, and outdoor activities like kayaking.

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Vic Chaperon

Vic Chaperon

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I have over 20 years of experience practicing psychotherapy, running my private practice for over 15 years specializing in OCD. I’ve also gained experience working in hospitals and clinics where I treated anxiety, depression, relationship & family dynamics, and more. The most effective approach to treat OCD is known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is backed by research and is incredibly effective in showing you how to manage your OCD with confidence.

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Jessica Meyers

Jessica Meyers

Licensed Therapist, MS

I’ve been working as a licensed therapist for over 7 years, with about 10 total years providing service to those with mental health challenges. I’ve trained in specialized OCD treatment with NOCD, and now provide Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to those dealing with OCD obsessions and compulsions. ERP goes to the heart of the problem, attacking it head on. The exercises can be challenging, but I’m here as your guide through those challenges so you can live life to the fullest.

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Rosa Pacheco Uscanga

Rosa Pacheco Uscanga

Licensed Therapist, LPC

For the past 3 years, I’ve been working at a partial hospitalization facility where I treated OCD as well as trauma, anxiety, depression, and more. I also have a background in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, considered the gold standard of OCD treatment. I put my trust in ERP therapy because it’s evidence-based with lots of data and research behind it, but I’ve also seen ERP work for many people during sessions. I think you’ll find the results that you're looking for.

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Tamara Fagan

Tamara Fagan

Licensed Therapist, LISW-CP

I have anxiety, so I know what that feels like. I've learned skills to cope with it, and now I can talk about it. We all have our issues, and we're all together in this.

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Marcio Guzman

Marcio Guzman

Licensed Therapist, Psy.D.

As a therapist, I aim to be authentic and present for the people I'm working with. I'll listen to your story with empathy, understanding, validation, and consistency, working to create a safe space. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to bake. During the pandemic, I've become quite experienced.

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Blimie Hoffman

Blimie Hoffman

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

In therapy, first and foremost, I like to develop a relationship with the person I'm working with. I try to create a safe, open environment where you can feel comfortable telling me whenever you need to tell me. Outside of work, I love nature and dogs. I've never had one, but that's one of my dreams: to one day get a dog.

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Nicole O'Brien

Nicole O'Brien

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

As a therapist, I work to create a space that is non-judgmental, open, warm, and compassionate. This is your space. You're in control of what you want to do or don't want to do. It's a place where you can feel comfortable. Outside of work, I'm a huge animal person, and I don't discriminate against what type of animal it is—dog, cat, fish, lizard or guinea pig. You're always welcome to show me your little fuzzy, scaly, or slimy friends.

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Catherine Nakonetschny

Catherine Nakonetschny

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

For me, therapy is a journey. It's my privilege to walk with people and help them get to where they want to go. To me, this is a partnership. I don't lead my sessions. You lead our sessions, and I work as a guide. You are your own best expert on your life. When I'm not doing therapy, I have a lot of hobbies. I love to crochet, and I am an avid Winnie the Pooh fan.

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Melissa Arena

Melissa Arena

Licensed Therapist MS, LPC

My approach to treating OCD is to put the member first. I like to create a collaborative treatment environment, so each member feels involved in their therapy journey. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, going on hikes, spending as much time outdoors as I can, and exercising.

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Kristin Far

Kristin Far

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I take a jump-right-in approach to treating OCD, because I want to help members get back to living their lives as soon as possible. You have the ability to make changes. Once you understand the game OCD plays, you can run your own therapy sessions. Outside of work, I enjoy creative projects that incorporate sewing, crafts, and upcycling old things around the house. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends by checking out new local restaurants.

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Keith Casey

Keith Casey

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

My approach to therapy is to be empathetic and encouraging. The most gratifying part of my job is when I see someone I'm working with embrace the idea that change is possible. Outside of work, I love listening to comedy podcasts, spending quality time with my adorable nephews, and playing with my cat. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, being near the ocean, and hearing live music.

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Monica Natarajan

Monica Natarajan

Licensed Therapist, MS

My approach to treating OCD is collaborative and empathetic. I pride myself in empowering the people I work with. When I'm not doing therapy, I enjoy traveling all over the world and learning about different cultures. I especially enjoy going on cruises with my family.

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Leah Zeitz

Leah Zeitz

Licensed Therapist, MS

I approach treating someone with OCD with compassion and understanding for their individual concerns. I'm supportive and encouraging to those I treat. When trust is built, there may be moments of 'tough love' to help someone take the next step in the process. Through the course of working together, I like to use humor and real-life teachable moments, so each person knows they are unique. Outside of work, I enjoy playing sports socially and practicing yoga. I also love to catch up on favorite programs and movies, listen to podcasts and audiobooks, and read.

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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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Karla Charles

Karla Charles

Licensed Therapist, MS

I understand that OCD isn't limited to intrusive thoughts or behaviors. It can also affect various aspects of your daily life. By taking a holistic approach—considering your relationships, work, and overall well-being—I tailor a treatment plan to address your specific needs. Outside of work, I love spending quality time with my family and loved ones. Dancing and being active also bring me joy. I also have a passion for growing plants inside my home. It's a therapeutic and fulfilling hobby that brings a touch of nature indoors.

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Dori Ertler

Dori Ertler

Licensed Therapist, MA

The fact that I have experienced some of the effects of OCD makes me sympathetic to those who are suffering from it. We all have so many different experiences, but at the heart is a longing to belong, to fit in, and to enjoy our lives with those we love. Remembering that is key for me in treating people with and without OCD. When I'm not doing therapy, I love to read—anywhere, anyplace. I also enjoy traveling; I'm putting together a bucket list for my husband and me to work through once we semi-retire.

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Simone Totoro

Simone Totoro

Licensed Therapist, MA

I've been working as a licensed professional counselor for many years, and I'm proud to say that I continue to learn every day from my members and colleagues. I wear many hats in this process, not only as your therapist but as a coach, motivator, and educator. During my leisure time, I enjoy watching the Phillies, playing golf, going to the beach, taking mindfulness walks with my Labradoodles Stevie and Sammie, and practicing pilates.

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Jenny  Starosta

Jenny Starosta

Licensed Therapist, PhD

I take a practical approach to most things, and treating OCD is no different. I use exposure response prevention (ERP) because it has been demonstrated to be the most effective. So why wouldn’t I want to use the best tool we have to treat OCD? Outside of work, I love to ride horses (English hunt seat), watch movies, and travel around the world. A fun fact about me: I never owned my own horse, but I was in a national horse trivia competition when I was in high school.

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Cindy  Walker

Cindy Walker

Licensed Therapist, MA

I take a person-centered approach and utilize my creativity to help members find their strengths and empower them to use the skills taught. Outside of work, I love to read, practice yoga, and run around with my child.

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Kelly Schaffer

Kelly Schaffer

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I take a supportive and sensitive approach to treating OCD. In therapy, we will use the number-one evidence-based treatment model utilized to treat OCD. I love seeing real change happen in people's lives. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in nature—anything from being at the beach to hiking. Being outdoors brings me peace. I also love traveling to new areas, having new experiences, and trying different cuisines.

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Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson

Licensed Therapist, MS

The most important aspect of any therapy is the therapeutic relationship. My approach will always start with establishing a trusting foundation. We will be in this together. Even though we'll hit the ground running—with education about OCD and exposures—we will start small and grow one step at a time. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my teenage son and our four dogs. I also love to read, watch movies and TV, go for walks, and meditate. I believe in the power of meditation/mindfulness and recently became a certified meditation teacher.

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Brittanie Scalora

Brittanie Scalora

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I'll work with you to clearly understand your OCD behavior and the fear behind it. We'll create a gradual plan with steps toward symptom reduction.

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Susan Donges

Susan Donges

Licensed Therapist, MCS

As your OCD therapist, I will help you identify how OCD is impacting your life and holding you back. We will design treatment goals that will make progress possible. The most gratifying part of my job is watching people grow and move forward in their lives and reach their goals. Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends and spending time in nature.

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Steven Hauck

Steven Hauck

Marriage and Family Therapy, Associate Counselor

My approach to treating OCD is person-centered. I believe treatment should be a judgment-free space where you feel listened to, supported, and able to be your 100% authentic self. I emphasize collaboration. Treatment should meet you where you are and gently challenge you to grow. You are the expert on yourself; together, we can develop the skills and knowledge to best help you conquer OCD. Outside of work, I really enjoy playing the guitar, working out, and playing with my ferret Peppy!

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Rachel Kern

Rachel Kern

Licensed Social Worker

My approach to treating OCD is to ensure you are well-educated regarding the treatment modality, exposure and response prevention therapy. I want to meet you where you're at, but I also want you to grow through the discomfort that comes with this hard work. The therapeutic process is self-paced, but I will be there to guide and encourage you. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time volunteering or with my loved ones, especially my dog. I also like listening to new music, watching documentaries, going to local craft fairs, and getting my nails done.

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Shea Sechman

Shea Sechman

Licensed Therapist, MSW

In therapy, I like to start with building a foundation, so you'll feel comfortable sharing your obsessions, triggers, and compulsions. Then, we're able to discuss how much distress they cause you and can move forward to practicing resisting compulsions when uncomfortable thoughts arise. This will help you regain control over your life. Some fun facts about me: I have two cats; you'll likely meet them at some point. I'm a big horror movie buff and enjoy painting, coloring, embroidering, puzzling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Cristina Nicolau

Cristina Nicolau

Associate Counselor

My approach to treating OCD is empathetic, curious, and supportive. I first seek to understand, then I'll offer tools and skills that are effective for treatment. Outside of being a therapist, I spend my time being active, hiking, working out, and dancing, specifically Latin dance. I love to travel, try new restaurants, and dedicate time to connecting with loved ones.

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Ny'elle McMillon

Ny'elle McMillon

Licensed Social Worker

I approach OCD therapy with patience and consistency, utilizing ERP and other training designed to overcome the challenges of OCD. Outside of work, I love to be outdoors, hiking and finding new areas to explore. I'm always down for a vacation to a tropical place.

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Avarina London

Avarina London

Licensed Social Worker

As a therapist, I'm non-judgmental and empathic. I meet my members where they are. We will work together as collaborators to treat your OCD. I work from a natural-strengths approach—you are the expert on your OCD. You're helping me understand the barriers you've experienced and what you hope to accomplish in therapy. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, learning about different cultures, trying new foods, listening to music, and dancing.

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Gail Spinnato

Gail Spinnato

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I provide a non-judgmental environment where you'll feel supported as you conquer what's holding you back. I've always gravitated toward working with people who've been marginalized and under-represented; I specialize in OCD because I've seen the profound difference ERP (Exposure Response and Prevention Therapy) can make. (My other areas of focus include anxiety, addictions, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and women's issues.) This will be a challenging journey, but we'll take it together. At times, it may be scary, but as our work progresses, you'll see that with challenge comes growth.

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Wisdom Zio

Wisdom Zio

Licensed Therapist, MS

I have personal experience with anxiety and have a close family friend with OCD. This drives my deep empathy and commitment to helping others with similar experiences. I am fascinated by the psychological and biological basis of OCD and specialize in it to help people manage their symptoms. My other areas of professional specialty include substance use disorder, family and couples therapy, sexual dysfunctions, and paraphilic disorders. I love to help people develop tools to manage symptoms independently. Together, we’ll customize your treatment plan to address your unique challenges and needs.

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Olga Secgin-Valentine

Olga Secgin-Valentine

Licensed Therapist, MA

I decided to specialize in OCD because I've worked with several people who have OCD; I wanted to gain the skills and knowledge to help people move forward. I really take my time to get to know my members and understand their concerns. I believe it's essential to understand your story and what you're experiencing, from your point of view. I've worked with a variety of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and much more. OCD therapy may be challenging, but we will work together to reach your health goals.

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