Therapists Specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Boston Area

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition marked by repetitive, intrusive, and unwanted thoughts that cause distress or anxiety. People manage these thoughts through rituals or compulsions, such as repeated checking or washing behaviors.  These compulsions can prove distressing unto themselves, and impair one's ability to function in daily life.

One of the most effective, evidence-based therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder is exposure and response prevention (ERP), a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In ERP, the client begins by learning tools for managing anxiety. Then, the therapist helps with the gradual exposure to triggers for the obsessions and anxiety, after which the clients are asked not to engage in their usual compulsive behaviors. Over time, this leads to a decrease in anxiety and a solidification of skills to manage intrusive thoughts in the future. Therapists might also draw on other therapies, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or mindfulness to help people with obsessive thoughts.

Find therapists in Boston Area who specialize in obsessive compulsive disorder below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Brightline

Brightline

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Brightline is the first comprehensive behavioral health solution designed to support kids, teens, and parents across a range of common family challenges. More families than ever are dealing with tough stuff, but are left without answers or the support they need. We’re here to change that and help families thrive.

With Brightline, cutting-edge technology, data-informed progress tracking, and science-based clinical programs come together with expert teams including psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational and speech language therapists, and coaches. From virtual therapy and modern clinics to groundbreaking digital treatments in our mobile app, everything we do is to move kids and families forward to reach their bright future.


Jeremy  Clyman

Jeremy Clyman

529 Summer Street, Arlington, MA, 02474

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

Our therapy starts with a focused and collaborative exploration of your core goals and deepest hopes. I blend validation, insight-based feedback and skills-building into a treatment plan rooted in evidence-based research. I also strive to construct an engaging, productive and unconditionally warm/accepting environment for my clients within which to pursue greater skillfulness, health, and happiness.


Karin  Lewis

Karin Lewis

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

It's with great pride and gratitude that I introduce you to the Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center. Together, we will take the time to understand the function of your eating disorder while simultaneously exploring and strengthening the unique and valuable parts of your inner self. As a recovered clinician, it is an honor for me and my staff to help you persevere through the challenging battles of an eating disorder.


Ben  Barnes

Ben Barnes

1163 Walnut Street, Newton, MA, 02461

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

Confronting intense and painful thoughts and emotions, and seeking guidance around parenting comes with vulnerability. It really helps to sit down with a professional who has concrete, evidence-based solutions, but offers them in a non-judgmental, supportive, client-driven way.


Riser + Tread

Riser + Tread

49 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA, 02421

Online Sessions, MA

383 Elliot Street, Newton, MA, 02464

9 Pond Lane, Concord, MA, 01742

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

The experts in young male mental fitness, Riser+Tread aims to help young guys step up and move forward in their lives through a combination of therapy and coaching.  While the typical client at Riser+Tread is male between 8-25 years of age, their work has spanned the entire age and gender range.

Riser+Tread is uniquely feedback-driven and goal-oriented. Clients leave with concrete steps they can take, strategies they can use, and insight that quickly generates personal momentum.


Bianca  Busch

Bianca Busch

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

Hello! It is an honor to witness, and keep confident, the stories of my patients while working with them on their healing journeys. I have world-renowned training in evidence-based management of common psychiatric illnesses, which include the use of lifestyle modifications, therapy, and medications. Let’s work together to elevate your life!


Liam  Lattrell

Liam Lattrell

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Optum, AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Life can be difficult—sometimes, unnecessarily hard. Everyone suffers but not everyone reaches out for help. People cope in a variety of ways to deal with what life throws at them, but sometimes these strategies are unhealthy and act as a barrier to a meaningful life. I can help you better understand yourself and develop effective ways to improve your response to unpleasant feelings and relationship patterns.

I believe that asking for help is a courageous first step that shows a willingness to embark on a journey of progress and healing. I meet people where they are at—no matter how far along they are on the healing continuum. I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin to work on your healing process together. I now offer weekend and evening sessions.


Alejandra  Schraier

Alejandra Schraier

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $175 per session

I believe that the therapist’s ability to listen to the patients, and to see their underlying issues is one of the most important aspects that contribute to the patients insight and growth in the therapeutic process.

I believe that patient’s symptoms can’t be seen and treated in isolation, and is always important to understand how and when the symptoms have emerged and developed in a persons’s life.

In my practice I offer a welcoming setting and provide a safe space for your problems or difficulties.


Kate  Samson

Kate Samson

10 Federal Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

My approach is grounded in the humanistic understanding that each individual is unique and influenced by their particular life experiences. I value building a therapeutic space where we establish trust and our work is collaborative, supportive, and based on the best available research.


Marta  Majczak

Marta Majczak

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

Anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? I can help. My goal is to find the best treatment plan for you, your child, and your family. I offer an area for you to address issues at your pace while keeping an eye on your goals and wellness.

To parents: I want to start with thanking you for everything you do for your family. Being a parent is not easy, especially when you are parenting a child who is experiencing difficulty. My office is one where you will not be judged for your child's behaviors or problems because I know that is not helpful. We will work together to figure out how to support you and your child with evidence-based treatments and medications only as they are indicated. I also treat parents directly, particularly those who are struggling with the transition to parenthood or balancing the demands of parenthood with other responsibilities.

To college students and young adults: I am here to help you if you feel like your coping skills are failing you. There are so many things you can do to feel better that are safe and well-tolerated. There is no time like the present to address the factors limiting your potential.


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