Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Jaclyn Friedenthal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Friedenthal helps her clients navigate experiences of depression, anxiety, trauma, and OCD .
Thrive Psychology is the premier therapy & counseling center dedicated to women’s wellness. We empower clients to overcome life’s toughest challenges and reach their highest potential. Thrive has helped thousands of clients live their best lives through a growing network of in-person and online services. Thrive therapists are the top of their field and use only the most advanced evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled, reach out to us and let us help you THRIVE.
(424) 271-8334 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Shawn C Ewbank
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults, children, and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder ( OCD ), anxiety disorders (social anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, and separation anxiety), tic disorders, Tourette Syndrome (TS), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral difficulties, rage attacks, depressive disorders, and trichotillomania (and other body-focused repetitive behavior disorders). For more information about the treatments of these disorders, please refer to my website: www.drshawnewbank.com
(917) 746-7885 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Mindy Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
Symptoms can even include avoiding people and places, worry, loss of pleasure, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and/or a busy brain that won't stop thinking,.
If you suffer from developmental (trauma from childhood abuse) or acute trauma (for example, rape, assault, divorce, accident), I am trained in several modalities that can help. These include: Neurofeedback, which is exercise for the brain, improves self-regulation and calms the nervous system, building resiliency. EMDR is a process that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma. Somatic Experiencing releases pent up energy in the body that keeps us from completing and letting go of traumatic experiences. I use these methods, along with traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, in a kind and healing environment, to help you recover. .
(424) 570-3139 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Caroline Kalai
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I treat individuals of all ages suffering from anxiety, including OCD , panic, phobias, body image issues, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, sexual trauma and more. I provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a strong emphasis on Prolonged Exposure, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), both evidenced-based and highly effective treatment interventions. I am dedicated to teaching my patients how to identify and remove behaviors that only serve as temporary solutions to their distress while replacing them with tools for long-term relief.
(310) 340-1919 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Katie Merrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in CBT/ERP for OCD and for other OCD /anxiety-spectrum disorders such as Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Specific Phobias.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by obsessive , unwanted thoughts and anxiety? Maybe you're experiencing concerns about harm, a past event, contamination, or being with the wrong partner. Do you feel trapped in a cycle of repetitive mental rehearsing, checking, cleaning, reassurance-seeking, or avoidance behaviors in an attempt to get relief? OCD is a frequently misunderstood disorder that can present itself with a myriad of themes, leaving the sufferer feeling trapped and hopeless. Luckily, effective treatment is available. I offer a safe, supportive space for clients to learn the tools to break free from the exhaustive grip of OCD .
(323) 673-3199 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist and Co-Director of the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. We are a group of compassionate clinicians who understand how difficult it can be to live with OCD and anxiety disorders. We specialize in providing effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OC Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and depression. We utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), which is considered to be the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders. We also utilize other effective interventions, such as mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(310) 773-3881 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Nan Helene Tarlow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in treating Anxiety Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, trichotillomania and related disorders.
I believe each of us is unique. Therefore, in my practice as a licensed clinical psychologist my initial goal is to get to know you so we can, in collaboration, find the best strategies to help you live your life in the way that is most satisfying to you. As a cognitive behavior therapist, it is my goal to be the guide, along with you, to reach your goals by looking at any maladaptive habits, thoughts, or behaviors you have developed that brought you in to therapy.
(818) 284-4293 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Negar Khaefi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified
Are you living with a traumatic past, or severe anxiety? I am an experienced Anxiety and PTSD specialist. I focus on treating Career/Romantic Anxiety, Panic, OCD , Traumatic Memories, Nightmares, and Social Anxiety. My typical clients experience Panic Attacks, Trauma Flashbacks, Feelings of Unreality, Night Terrors, Feelings of Detachment, Fear of Death/Suicide, Losing Control, Fear of Going Insane, Fear of Open Spaces, Fear of Embarrassment/Rejection, Fear of Being Trapped, Elevator Phobia, Panic While Driving, Scary Intrusive Thoughts, Checking Compulsions, Constant Daily Anxiety about Work, Love Life, and Transitions.
(310) 692-4959 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Jessica Serber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in OCD and anxiety (including other anxiety disorders) and believe in using the gold standard treatment for them, a specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention.
If you’ve found your way to my profile, I imagine there is some part of your life that feels less-than-ideal. Change is possible and you’ve just taken the first step. Do you experience anxiety or unwanted thoughts or have OCD ? Do you find yourself worrying excessively about your safety or that of your loved ones? Is anxiety or self-doubt keeping you from getting what you want out of life, interfering with your relationships, or keeping you stuck? Are you struggling with your self-esteem, body image, or perfectionism?
(424) 292-6323 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Trevor Schraufnagel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have expertise in the treatment of OCD , panic disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias as well as hoarding, hair-pulling, skin-picking, and tics.
Balance CBT is the name of my private practice. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27841) and an expert in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders and related conditions. My primary focus is providing evidence-based or "known to work" treatments for anxiety-related problems. While I place very high value on research-driven treatments, I strongly believe that compassion, validation, and a powerful relationship are cornerstones to effective therapy. I am a member of the clinical faculty at UCLA and hold positions in the departments of psychiatry and psychology.
(424) 285-8979 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Jenny C Yip
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
If you or your child suffer from OCD or other anxiety disorders, you're not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, yet most sufferers don't receive proper, evidence-based treatment. OCD /anxiety can cause problems socially, academically, professionally, and create chaos with family members. The good news is that there is help. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has repeatedly shown to be the most effective approach for defeating OCD and anxiety. CBT creates new neuro-pathways by changing the way you think and behave. It's basically exercise for the brain. The more you flex those brain muscles, the stronger you become.
(310) 268-1888 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Kenneth Subotnik
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My specialty is treating the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders including: panic disorder, obsessive -compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, blood draw/injection phobia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), tic disorders, and Tourette's Disorder. I use a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that has shown the best treatment efficacy for each disorder listed above. For example, I would use "exposure-response prevention" for OCD , "habit reversal" for tics and Tourette's, and "Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic" workbooks for panic disorder.
(310) 341-7602 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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John X Gaspar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in providing mental health services for those with psychological disorders and behavioral-emotional concerns. As a former Research Associate at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience, I come from a neuro-psychological background and have over ten years of experience as a mental health professional. I treat a wide range of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, OCD , and behavioral disorders. Together with cognitive-behavioral techniques and therapeutic insights, we will work to help you overcome insecurities, embrace growth, and maximize your overall wellbeing.
(213) 699-4233 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Bram Conley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
My experience with treating major psychiatric disorders and substance abuse allows me to help clients with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders such as OCD , panic disorder and generalized anxiety. In addition to providing treatment for these types of problems, I have experience working with the families of adults and adolescents who are experiencing serious psychiatric problems.
(424) 343-1715 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Stacey Wochner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
I have worked with the OCD population at an OCD center as well as private practice where over 90% of my clients are diagnosed with OCD since 2005.
Do you suffer from unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry about bad things happening to you or those you love? Maybe you are having thoughts that you have harmed someone or may harm someone in the future. Perhaps you fear that you will become contaminated or that you will be responsible for a tragedy. Do you wash your hands excessively or check things like door locks or the stove? Or do you avoid things like knives, public restrooms, or anything that might trigger your fearful thoughts? OCD thoughts can take any form, and there is successful treatment available.
(424) 235-0209 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Lesley Caroline Stahl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine and am a licensed psychologist at UCLA Medical Hospital where I help some of the most respected researchers in the nation conduct studies that will improve children, adolescents, and adults psychological care. I am approachable and experienced in working with a variety of issues including transitioning into foster and adoptive homes, Chronic Tic Disorder and Tourette's, Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder, Attention-Deficit Disorders, general anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. My approach to treatment is using evidence based treatments to address the client's presenting issues
(424) 296-4795 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Meme Rhee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
As a certified psychoanalyst, I specialize in treating teens and adults who struggle with depression; intense anxiety; obsessive -compulsive symptoms including invasive, disturbing thoughts; intolerable, painful emotions; high-conflict relationships; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; substance and/or alcohol abuse; eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our collaboration strives to help you find internal harmony. My method of investigation of the mind is designed to help you gain clarity in your thinking, achieve emotional containment and experience self-empowerment.
(424) 254-5197 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Christina M. Charlotin Ketamine Assisted Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with adults who experience depression, anxiety disorders (agoraphobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias), OCD , relationship challenges or loss, phase-of-life stressors, procrastination, & LGBTQ or Race related trauma.
Compared to many other psychologists, my therapy style may be more goal oriented, assertive, and with a stronger focus on observing and measuring therapeutic progress over longer term emotional processing. My therapeutic style is based on my belief that we do have the power to create healthy emotions & dismantle unwanted emotions. When meeting with you, I'll want to understand how your ongoing circumstances, emotions, behaviors, or thoughts impact the short term as well as the overall outcomes in your life. I base my treatment on evidenced-based inventions, eastern & wellness perspectives, and a conscious awareness approach.
(323) 508-2096 
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Santa Monica, CA 90406
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Los Angeles
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
It has been found to be the most effective treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD , relationship problems, and a whole host of other psychological problems.
CBT Los Angeles in a nationally-recognized practice specializing in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy. All of our therapists are doctoral-level experts in CBT, many having taught and supervised at top graduate clinical psychology programs and clinical training programs around the country. Our expert therapists are deeply experienced in treating a variety of psychological problems. At CBT Los Angeles, we bridge innovation science with state-of-the-art treatment.
(424) 371-7259 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Kristeen Flowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Thank you for your interest; I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed since 2010. I work with the adult population ranging from 18 years and up. I provide individual therapy as well as couples therapy. One of my goals is that when you are in session, you will feel heard and feel empathy is being offered to you. I have worked in a number of different capacities, ranging from forensic psychology to working with people with PTSD and/or Trauma and Stressor Related disorders, as well as Anxiety Spectrums, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder.
(951) 309-9164 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.

If you're looking for help with OCD therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica OCD therapist ,these professionals provide OCD treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD therapists, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counselors in Santa Monica. They can help with Santa Monica OCD counseling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, and OCPD.

Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dematillomania), collectively referred to as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, are classified as OCD-related disorders. Treatment for trichotillomiania in Santa Monica or TTM or hair pulling in Santa Monica or skin picking can be found from these therapists.