Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD

Trusted OCD Specialists in
Ohio

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

Stephen Mohr

Stephen Mohr

Licensed Therapist, LPCC-S

During my time as a clinical counselor, I often treated people that described OCD symptoms. Now, I specialize in treating OCD. I’m driven to help people in significant pain, so to treat those with OCD, I’ve become more proficient and confident in the treatment that I provide. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy allows me to do that because it gets the results I’m looking for. Those results lead someone with OCD, someone like yourself, to find a more fulfilling life.

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Judy Lair

Judy Lair

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

When you have OCD, you go through life on the defensive. You can't live a life that's fulfilling. We have to change direction and go on the offense. I'll start by finding out what your strengths are and how you approach life. We'll take that and empower you. My own anxiety is always relevant when I'm in the trenches with my members. I have extensive experience treating anxiety and depression, and I'm also a faith-based counselor. I see every person as individual and special in their own right.

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April Kilduff

April Kilduff

Licensed Therapist, MA

I'm passionate about helping people obtain a proper diagnosis and evidence-based therapy. I've seen it change so many lives. Right now, OCD is offering you short-term relief in exchange for long-term discomfort. In OCD therapy, we want to flip that. If you're going to be uncomfortable, let's make it productive. ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) may produce short-term discomfort, but it can give you the long-term relief you're seeking. My other areas of professional focus include anxiety disorders and the autism spectrum.

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Kara Lash

Kara Lash

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

During my time in private practice as a licensed therapist, a family member and a friend described their OCD struggles to me. Once I discovered how often OCD was being mistreated, and the more I learned from people facing this challenge, the more I wanted to help those in need. Now that I specialize in OCD, I use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to treat anyone with this challenging disorder.

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Julie Vierling

Julie Vierling

Licensed Therapist, LISW

I deal with anxiety myself and know the physical symptoms that go along with it. But I also know my anxiety is nothing compared to your OCD. I've been treating people with OCD for over 25 years as a licensed therapist, and I can tell you that out of all the available treatments out there, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is your best option. It's the only therapy I use to treat OCD.

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Cori Brittain

Cori Brittain

Licensed Therapy, LPCC

I've seen people close to me struggle with mental health, and I've dealt with anxiety myself. If I can help people live with OCD — or anything else they're struggling with — that's really rewarding to me. As a therapist, I am non-judgmental and collaborative. We'll start where you are and go from there, depending on your needs. I’ve also worked with people affected by generalized anxiety disorder, traumatic backgrounds, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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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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Jamie Fall

Jamie Fall

Licensed Therapist, LPCC

I want to know about your personality, and I want you to get to know me. I am non-judgmental, and I understand that you may be really suffering. I will never forget that.

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Patricia Sinclair

Patricia Sinclair

Licensed Therapist, LISW-S

I am an empathetic, non-judgmental therapist. There is nothing to judge about obsessions or compulsions. Having a cold doesn't define who you are as a person. OCD doesn't either. They are just conditions to be treated. I take a holistic approach to therapy. To see progress, you really have to commit to homework daily and come into sessions having done that homework. I have experience treating many other conditions, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, codependency, and personality disorders. I have frequently worked with the Amish and the LGBTQ community.

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Makayla Gerhardt

Makayla Gerhardt

Licensed Therapist, LMHC

You are welcome here, and you are accepted. No obstacle is too big to overcome. I know the thoughts you're having might be distressing. You can tell me anything. I won't judge you, and I will meet you where you're at, as an individual. There's always more to learn, and that's something we can do together. I've worked with anxiety and depression, and I have a lot of experience working with trauma. I have an EMDR specialty and have often treated grief as well.

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Joshua Hamrick

Joshua Hamrick

Licensed Therapist, MA

You're just a normal person having some issues with thoughts or behaviors. That doesn't mean there’s something wrong with you. That just means we have a chance to work on something together. I love being able to walk with somebody through OCD treatment and help them make their life a little better. I'll work hard to help us feel connected. We'll get a little uncomfortable together, because that's where most of the good work happens. I also have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, bipolar disorder, and relationship issues.

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Matthew McKinley

Matthew McKinley

Licensed Therapist, MA

I prioritize human connection. We're here as two humans, trying to improve those negative symptoms that you want to change. I will help you feel understood, and I hope you will understand me. In session, we will look at what OCD does in your daily life; I won't throw buzzwords at you. A fun fact about me: I have been studying with a Tibetan lama for 15 years. That study, and that Buddhist community I've found, has changed my life.

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Amy Seager

Amy Seager

Licensed Therapist, LISW-S

I look at a person with OCD as separate from their symptoms. OCD is not who you are. In fact, OCD is preventing you from being your true self. My approach is acceptance of the person first, then tackling the OCD with a nonjudgmental, caring stance. When I'm not doing therapy, I love birdwatching, gardening, knitting, crocheting, and reading anything I can get my hands on. Fun fact: You may see me wearing fingerless gloves during sessions—not as a fashion statement, but because I have Raynaud's Syndrome, which causes my digits to overreact to even slight chills and become painful. Although I usually try to match my gloves to my outfit, sometimes I have to grab whichever pair is available, so you may see some strange color combinations!

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Melissa Deters

Melissa Deters

Licensed Therapist, MA

My number-one goal as a therapist is to offer a safe environment where you can share openly, be understood, and not be judged. I've done therapy myself, and I know you can get better faster if you're open and honest. Everything we do will be collaborative, but I also provide tough love. In the end, I'm that older sibling who taught you life isn't rainbows and butterflies all the time, providing you with a sense of humor and ways to confront anxiety without compulsions. OCD therapy may seem scary, but in the end, it is so worth it.

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Cara Michalak

Cara Michalak

Licensed Therapist, M.Ed.

In therapy, you can expect me to be non-judgmental, understanding, patient, and empathetic. Outside of work, I love spending time in nature and with animals, listening to live music, and traveling all over the United States and other countries.

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Michelle Guillen

Michelle Guillen

Licensed Therapist, LMHC

My approach to OCD therapy is person-centered. I understand that each person is unique and taps into their strengths as we utilize ERP to elicit real change. Outside of work, I'm a 200-hour trained yoga teacher, Reiki master, and Theta healer. I love to read and spend time exploring and healing my inner child with my toddler son.

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Matthew Culbreath

Matthew Culbreath

Licensed Therapist, M.Ed

As an OCD therapist, my approach is like that of a person-centered personal trainer. First and foremost, you'll be unconditionally accepted, appreciated, and respected. I’m guessing that OCD has told you that you’re no good, unworthy of acceptance, and should be deeply ashamed. These are lies, and I aim to help you see through them. We will meet, collaborate to decide on a target, and develop exercises to build “strength” or resilience to anxiety-evoking thoughts. You will feel in charge of your recovery; we “add more weight to the bar” only when you’re ready. Outside of work, I look forward to growing vegetables in the warm weather seasons. I have pet Shih-Tzu that strongly resembles an Ewok (from Return of the Jedi). She is full of various hijinks but really likes to steal red bell peppers from my garden.

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Charlie Bishop

Charlie Bishop

Licensed Therapist, LMFT

My approach to treating OCD is straightforward and direct. I will be utilizing ERP methods, techniques, and interventions throughout your treatment. Once our plan is set for treatment, I do my best to keep us on track. Life happens, and sometimes we may need to take time to focus on unexpected events. Outside of work, I enjoy going to the library, cooking, and playing games. I'm also an international speaker on topics related to eating disorders, body image, couple and intimate relationships, and Black mental health and well-being.

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Terron Gaiter

Terron Gaiter

Licensed Therapist, MSW

My approach to OCD aligns with NOCD’s approach to OCD. It’s a proven, evidence-based practice that is clinically proven to work. I love breaking barriers and building rapport with the people I'm working with. A fun fact about me: I’m a father of three … pups, that is. I love to shop for myself and for them. Yes, they wear clothes. They must match their father.

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Eric Ballein

Eric Ballein

Licensed Professional Counselor

In OCD therapy, I believe it's important to emphasize collaboration, empathy, and compassion. I always try to strike a balance between the evidence-supported implementation of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and being an authentic human who's helping you along a difficult path. Changing what we do takes time and effort. But OCD symptoms can improve drastically with ERP treatment, and there's something so amazing about that. My other areas of professional focus include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders.

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Megan Croyle

Megan Croyle

Licensed Therapist, MA

I have personally experienced various mental health conditions, including OCD, and I am passionate about helping others find healing. I love to see people make progress and feel like themselves again. I believe education is fundamental for recovery. The more you understand about OCD, the easier it is to challenge the thoughts you fear and the compulsions that often follow. I'll make sure you understand OCD, its treatment, and expectations for session format and frequency. The pace and intensity of therapy is up to you, and I'll start wherever you're at.

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Nathlie  Plummer

Nathlie Plummer

Licensed Therapist, LPC

You're about to start a journey that will be life-changing. Kudos to you! I encourage you to think about your life vision. What are your goals for your mental, emotional, and physical health; school or employment; finances; relationships; and hobbies? I take a collaborative approach to OCD therapy, which allows for your input on areas of focus. This is a safe space. Our time together will be free of judgment. My focus is supporting you. I also have experience treating anxiety, anger management, and depression.

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Jennifer Vick

Jennifer Vick

Licensed Therapist, MSW

OCD is so treatable. If you're struggling with OCD, you don't have to do it alone. Getting started is the hardest part. By leaning into the process, you can accomplish things you've only imagined. As a therapist, I'm collaborative: I’m here with you on the journey, but you are in control. I can offer warmth and support when needed, and I'll challenge you when necessary. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, complex trauma, and autism. I also have a special interest in working with veterans and their families.

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Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown

Licensed Therapist, MA

My approach to treating OCD is supportive yet assertive. You're here because you want change. I'm here because I want to help you achieve that change. I've seen firsthand the distress and struggles that individuals with OCD experience; it's an intricate disorder that can significantly impact people's lives. Despite its prevalence, OCD is often misunderstood or overlooked, and there is a crucial need for specialized expertise and tailored interventions. I aim to provide care and support tailored to the specific needs of individuals grappling with OCD symptoms.

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Jada Brown

Jada Brown

Licensed Therapist, MA

OCD therapy is part of my life's work: To help others overcome whatever holds them back. I'm a patient and nonjudgmental therapist. I've worked with people from all walks of life, in varying parts of their journey. My role is to walk with you, not define your path or force you to go a certain way. Although there may be some difficult times in therapy, you have the power to overcome them. I will support you. My areas of professional focus include substance use, trauma treatment, expressive therapy, and child and family therapy.

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Jeremiah Smith

Jeremiah Smith

Licensed Therapist, MA

As a therapist, I'm given the opportunity to help people and leave the world in a little better shape than it was this morning. My daily ambition is to do everything possible to help people achieve what they've set out to do that day. My approach to treating OCD involves ERP, an evidence-based practice that has proven effective in reducing symptoms. I'm an Army veteran. Witnessing my friends' experience with addiction and mental health issues motivated me to pursue mental health as a career. Besides OCD, I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and marriage/family issues.

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Sophie Loewengart

Sophie Loewengart

Licensed Therapist, MA

OCD is very personal to me. It's something I experience in my own life. Therapy has gifted me with the ability to confront it and feel empowered. My approach to OCD is empathic, calm, and present. My training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and ERP (Exposure and Response Therapy) has been invaluable to my approach to OCD and most diagnoses. ACT and ERP help us learn how to be present with our worries and distinguish ourselves from them by exploring our values and how we want to behave despite our thoughts and feelings.

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Kristen Stirling

Kristen Stirling

Licensed Therapist, MED

My approach to OCD therapy is a collaborative one. I want you to have a voice in your treatment; I'll provide a safe place for you to use it. I believe being heard is one of the most important things I can give anyone I work with. I also have training in anxiety, mood disorders and trauma. Working with a diversity of disorders has broadened my perspective of mental health treatment. It has kept me open-minded and compassionate—two important qualities for treating OCD.

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