Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD treatment and therapy from NOCD

Trusted OCD Specialists in
Pennsylvania

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

Mary Davis-Harfst

Mary Davis-Harfst

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

My passion is helping those with OCD maximize their quality of life. OCD is debilitating, but I know that receiving the appropriate treatment can bring back your life. I’ve been a licensed therapist for over 30 years. I graduated from the University of Maryland, and have specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy.

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Noelle Rodgers

Noelle Rodgers

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I’ve struggled with OCD myself and learned how to manage it, so I understand what it’s like. I know how OCD makes life difficult, and more importantly, how to successfully treat it. That’s what motivates me to help others with OCD. I’ve been practicing as a licensed therapist since 2014, and gained specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to ensure I help people with OCD in the best possible way.

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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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Kimberly Monkman

Kimberly Monkman

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I know what it's like to have anxiety. I love helping others face their fears and build trust in themselves. It's so rewarding to help people get their confidence back by using ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). My approach to treating OCD is collaborative. I believe you're the expert on your life experience. I'll be your cheerleader throughout this process. If you stick with the work and practice your homework, you will achieve amazing results. I also specialize in treating general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, BFRBs (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors), and PTSD.

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Jennifer Shafi

Jennifer Shafi

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I’ve been a licensed therapist for over 11 years and have specialized in treating OCD for several years. My primary work before joining NOCD was with Rogers Behavioral Health, where I helped adolescents overcome their OCD challenges. During our sessions, I’ll use Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy to help get your life back. ERP is a highly effective form of OCD treatment but it does take work and commitment to see great results.

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Michelle Meadows

Michelle Meadows

Licensed Therapist, LPC

Treating OCD and anxiety is personal to me. I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life, and I have loved ones with OCD and anxiety disorders. I am a direct but empathetic therapist. My own experience has helped me understand the need for self-compassion. This is a no-judgment zone. We are collaborating on this journey together. I want to be here to help you take each step in your treatment. OCD therapy is as effective as the effort you put into it. But you can see progress in just a few sessions.

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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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Catherine Nakonetschny

Catherine Nakonetschny

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

Therapy is a journey. It's my privilege to walk with people and help them get to where they want to go. This is a partnership. You lead our sessions, and I work as a guide. You are your own best expert on your life. I know how debilitating OCD and anxiety can be. Being able to help people improve their quality of life is really important to me. The goal is progress, not perfection. Beyond OCD, I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, and caregiving issues.

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Kaitlin Blum Hatfield

Kaitlin Blum Hatfield

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I approach treating OCD by being educational and validating. OCD is often misunderstood, and people can feel alone in their thoughts and experiences. I aim to provide members with the proper education and support so they can be as prepared as possible for OCD treatment. Outside of work I enjoy playing tennis, reading, baking, watching Bravo TV shows, and spending time with friends and family.

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Chase Kerrey

Chase Kerrey

Licensed Therapist, MA

I help people understand and validate their journey through OCD while explaining the process in which freedom can be achieved from OCD through ERP. Therapy allows you to learn to face obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors in a way that builds hope, confidence, and the ability to successfully 'fire' your therapist! Outside of work, personal time involves my wife and three kids. We enjoy going on day trips, playing and watching sports, all things The Office, and spending time with friends and family.

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Erin Pearlman

Erin Pearlman

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

I am here for you. My decades of experience help me meet every member where they're at. I will honor and respect your pace and your emotions throughout our Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) sessions. We'll start therapy where you are, and no place is too small to start. During therapy, you will feel challenged and uncomfortable — that means you're growing. Each step of progress creates momentum to climb to the next step. You can do this. You have the ability to conquer OCD!

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Jennifer Schlegel

Jennifer Schlegel

Licensed Therapist, MA

As your therapist, I will provide a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. I believe in using a collaborative approach and empowering you to change your life. You are in the driver’s seat, but I will support and guide you with ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). You can succeed and be the best you can be. We will teach you the tools to meet your goals. I have worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with depression, oppositional defiance, autism, generalized anxiety disorders, and PTSD. I have also worked with adults diagnosed with depression, trauma, and substance use disorders.

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Leah Zeitz

Leah Zeitz

Licensed Therapist, MS

I approach OCD treatment with compassion and understanding. You are unique. I'm a supportive and encouraging therapist; I like to use humor and real-life teachable moments, and there may be moments of "tough love" to help you take the next step in the process. I want to help people grow into the person they want to be while learning to accept themselves. I also focus on treating anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, grief, and life adjustment. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology, specializing in child and adolescent development.

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Rachel Steen

Rachel Steen

Licensed Therapist, LPC

My approach to treating OCD is flexible, accepting, and holistic. My primary goal is for my members to have a full and valuable life, with as little interference from OCD as possible. It's important to have broader goals for therapy, in addition to reducing OCD symptoms. I want to know how your life would be better if your OCD were under control. What would it free you up to do or be? Change really is possible! I also specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, addiction, and depression.

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Angela Dickerson

Angela Dickerson

Licensed Therapist, MED

My approach to treating OCD is collaborative. You are the specialist when it comes to your experience with OCD; I am the trained specialist in treating OCD. Together we will work from our areas of specialty to overcome your OCD. When I’m not working, I enjoy having movie nights with my dog Cody and playing online video games. A fun fact about me: I make some of the best homemade ice cream.

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Leah Dronson

Leah Dronson

Licensed Therapist, LCSW

My approach to OCD therapy is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. We will go at your pace, and I will be there to guide you and make sure you feel seen and heard. I love being part of the incredible process of helping people move from feeling stuck and hopeless to empowered and confident. Outside of work, I love to bake and cook. I love reading cookbooks and finding new recipes. I also spend a lot of my time chasing around my very active toddler.

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Daniel Papandrea

Daniel Papandrea

Licensed Therapist, MA

My approach to treating OCD involves building a strong therapeutic relationship where we can work in collaboration and you feel comfortable and empowered. You know yourself best, and I will meet you where you're at. In my downtime, I enjoy practicing jujitsu (I've been doing it for over 25 years), hiking, traveling, spending time with my family, and marathon-watching my favorite shows and movies.

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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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Max Croteau

Max Croteau

Licensed Therapist, MA

I approach OCD treatment with compassion and respect. You are not alone. You are not defective. OCD is not what is wrong with you. The focus is on what happened to you and finding the solution to what you're struggling with. There is hope. Therapy may not be easy, but it is worthwhile. I will keep you informed with honesty and directness. In addition to OCD, the areas I'm most passionate about are addiction, trauma, and families. Often, the three are interwoven.

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Amanda Forsythe

Amanda Forsythe

Pre Licensed Therapist

I know firsthand how debilitating OCD can be. I want to help you shed the suffocating hold this condition can have on your life. My approach is collaborative and affirming. I will meet you where you are. We'll collaborate to identify and capitalize on your unique strengths while addressing the specific aspects of OCD that may hinder your well-being. I also specialize in providing compassionate and effective therapy for individuals dealing with mood disorders.

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Christina Vocaturo

Christina Vocaturo

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I'm an empathetic and compassionate therapist. I'll work with you to identify your goals for OCD treatment, then use my skills to help you reach those goals. You can improve your quality of life, if you show up for yourself and accept support in taking consistent action. You may find this is less overwhelming than you might expect. Sometimes the first step is the most challenging one. Give yourself a chance! My other areas of professional focus include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, complex trauma, co-occurring substance abuse, and LGBT issues.

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Kristen  Skrapits

Kristen Skrapits

Licensed Therapist, MS

Here at NOCD, we use an approach called Exposure and Response Prevention, or ERP. It's a remarkable treatment modality and is considered the gold standard for OCD treatment. We will take a collaborative approach to therapy. Together, we will create a hierarchy of fears and work our way through it. Eventually, we'll get to the top, where we'll combat some of your greatest challenges with OCD. There is no timeline for this, and I'll be with you throughout the whole process. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a one-year-old daughter, so we're always on the go and trying new things. We love doing outdoorsy activities such as going for hikes, swimming, and walking my two pit bulls. I’m also a fan of reality TV, and I make sure never to miss a Philadelphia Eagles game!

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Darlene Friend

Darlene Friend

Licensed Therapist, MSW

At NOCD, you're in a safe, non-judgmental space. Know that what you're experiencing is valid. I take a comprehensive and individualized approach to OCD treatment, using evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). With compassion and collaboration, I'll develop exercises that help desensitize the triggers that provoke your anxiety. In addition to OCD, my areas of focus include anxiety disorders, depression, grief, and trauma-related conditions.

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Dwayne Sturgill

Dwayne Sturgill

Licensed Therapist, MED

You came to NOCD for help. That means you're already making progress. Your thoughts are not reality. They're just thoughts. Once you realize that, you can work on becoming less bothered by them. You are in control of your actions, regardless of your thoughts. In addition to OCD, I specialize in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for anxiety and depression. I'm a parent-child interaction therapy provider (behavior therapy) as well as a provider/supervisor for multisystemic therapy.

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Joann Crants

Joann Crants

Licensed Therapist, MSW

It takes courage to seek help, then take the first tentative steps toward change. If you're ready to tell your story, I'm here to listen and support you in your journey toward a new life. In therapy, I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive techniques. In addition to treating OCD, I specialize in anxiety, anger management, trauma, and EMDR.

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Shea Sechman

Shea Sechman

Licensed Therapist, MSW

In OCD therapy, there is no judgment. I promise you're not alone in how you’re feeling. I'll create an environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your obsessions, triggers, and compulsions. We'll discuss how much distress they cause you and practice resisting compulsions when uncomfortable thoughts arise. This will help you regain control over your life. My other areas of focus include anxiety, depression, and grief.

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Isabel McLaughlin

Isabel McLaughlin

Licensed Therapist, MS

My approach to treating OCD is slow and steady, aiming for consistent, lasting progress. I like to meet people where they're at and focus on gradually increasing comfort. OCD therapy may feel hard sometimes. But if life were easy right now, you wouldn't be here. The most gratifying part of my job is seeing people achieve difficult goals. I also specialize in treating OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression, and I work well with people who are neurodivergent.

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Joi Dyson

Joi Dyson

Licensed Therapist, MSW

Building therapeutic rapport is an integral aspect of mental health treatment. My approach to therapy is to establish trust by listening, educating, and moving at your pace. Outside of work, I love to travel. In the summer months, my favorite place to be is the beach with my family.

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Leigh Joiner

Leigh Joiner

Licensed Therapist, MSW

I am passionate about supporting people affected by life's curveballs, specifically chronic pain or illness. In therapy, I generate an open, attentive space where you can be authentically yourself. I've seen the box many people are placed in concerning a diagnosis of OCD; there are no boxes here. Supporting and amplifying the voices of individuals with complex needs will always be my priority. My other specialties include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, women's issues, ADHD, and trauma. I bring my neurodivergent, chronically ill, and PTSD identities to this work.

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Drew Sher

Drew Sher

Licensed Therapist, MED

People with OCD tend to feel stuck in their OCD cycle. I want to help people break out of that cycle. I provide plenty of psychoeducation about the therapy process, so you'll know what to expect in treatment. I will firmly and fairly guide you along your exposure hierarchy as we work to lessen the distress caused by your obsessions. I also implement mindfulness techniques to help you accept whatever happens in life. NOCD Therapy can be life-changing work. If you're ready to put in the work, you can reap the benefits.

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Lisa Vespico-Mull

Lisa Vespico-Mull

Licensed Therapist, LPC

I take an empathetic and encouraging approach to therapy, with a good balance of being direct and cheering you on to reach the goals you've set. I'll challenge you, but I'll also acknowledge even the smallest steps achieved. Change can be difficult. But the rewards will be relief from depression, anxiety, and fears that have been holding you back. I'll help you live your life to the fullest, but I won't force you to do anything you're not ready for. In addition to treating OCD, I specialize in substance use disorder. I have experience working with couples, children, and adolescents.

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Marjeta Kane

Marjeta Kane

Licensed Therapist, MSW

OCD runs in my family. Often, individuals who suffer from OCD have been misdiagnosed or their condition has gone untreated. I believe that with proper customized approaches, we can empower individuals to successfully manage OCD and live happy, highly productive lives. I take a gentle, empathetic, and direct approach to OCD therapy. I will create a safe place for you to feel comfortable, validated, and supported. I also specialize in treating conditions that may occur with OCD, such as depression, anxiety, phobias, and trauma.

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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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Allison Storm

Allison Storm

Licensed Therapist, MS

I am a collaborative and creative OCD therapist. For therapy to work, it has to work for you. I am here for you, every step of the way. OCD is often misunderstood and mistreated. When I learned that, on average, it takes 17 years for someone to be accurately diagnosed with OCD, I knew I was in the right place to utilize my clinical training and advocacy skills. In addition to treating OCD, I have extensive experience working with the neurodivergent community, children, and male perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

NCC/LPC Eligible

I help people with OCD by identifying their obsessions and compulsions. We work together to confront these obsessions through exposure. The process won't always be easy, but I'm here to provide support as you work through anxiety and learn to avoid compulsive actions. Committing to the program and following the steps will ensure success. In addition to treating OCD, I specialize in anxiety, panic disorder, and PTSD.

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Erica-Michele Burmeister-Jackson

Erica-Michele Burmeister-Jackson

Licensed Therapist, MS

I'm a solution-focused, empathetic therapist. In my own life, I've experienced difficult situations and limited resources. I've had to learn to help myself, so I'd like to help others learn to better help themselves. I've worked as a behavioral specialist and have treated trauma, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, ASD, ADHD, chronic pain, and illness. Although therapy may be challenging, remember that being ready for a change has taken you this far. I am here for you and what you're feeling. We will work through your feelings together to reach your goals.

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Clyde King

Clyde King

Licensed Therapist, MS

I became a therapist to help others manage distress and find meaning. I decided to specialize in OCD because its multiple subtypes are so interesting; this motivated me to gain more clinical knowledge and skills. I take an eclectic approach to therapy that allows me to help many people with diverse diagnoses. I know OCD can bring up some scary, even taboo thoughts that might be difficult to share, especially someone you've just met. Please know that my sessions are a non-judgmental environment and a safe space.

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Kimberly Gruver

Kimberly Gruver

Licensed Therapist, MS

I believe it's best to seek out solutions so you can achieve a fulfilling life physically, mentally and emotionally. By doing so, you can develop self-control, comfort, and confidence. My role as your OCD therapist is to support and guide you, but I'll let you be the decision maker. Direct communication, trust, and openness make the therapeutic relationship worthwhile. My other areas of focus include severe and persistent mental illness, including PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, generalized depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

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Christine Lewis

Christine Lewis

Licensed Therapist, MA

OCD does not define a person. We can compassionately teach our brains that sitting in fear does not destroy us; we can overcome it and emerge on the other side feeling empowered and hopeful. At NOCD, you'll be paired with a well-trained clinician who will meet you every step of the way with love, support and unconditional positive regard. You will breathe a breath of fresh air and see results quickly—as long as you're willing to fight the battle alongside your clinician. In addition to OCD, my areas of expertise include substance use, depressive disorders, trauma, and severe and persistent mental health disorders.

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Anna  Coppola

Anna Coppola

Licensed Therapist, MSW

OCD is incredibly misunderstood. I know this after supporting my brother through his own struggle with obsessive and compulsive symptoms. OCD treatment requires specific therapy, and I want to offer that distinct, effective help to those who need it. I approach OCD treatment with curiosity and compassion. You can come to our sessions and tell me whatever is on your mind without feeling shame or discomfort. My other areas of focus include post-traumatic stress disorder and relationship issues; I have also worked with veterans for several years.

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