Therapists Specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Chicago

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 Chicago 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!


The Couch Method

The Couch Method

Online Sessions, IL

7358 Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL, 60712

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

The Couch Method is a therapy practice servicing individuals, families, children and adolescents located in Lincolnwood, IL. Therapists at The Couch Method bring thoughtfulness, compassion and expertise into sessions with their clients. The Couch Method believes in bringing THREE MAIN TENANTS into the therapy room including EDUCATION, INSIGHT and SKILLS. At the Couch Method we believe that in order to get better, most clients need all three. With education and knowledge, our clients feel more empowered and secure. With insight about their histories, clients can begin to understand not simply how to feel better, but WHY they might be feeling and behaving this way in the first place. And thirdly, as much as talk about our pasts can be a helpful and necessary part of the treatment process, we believe in giving our clients more immediate relief, by providing creative and effective skills to manage current symptoms.

Because our practice values, professionalism and integrity, we work with our clients to set goals and track progress. Often, goals might include processing through trauma and neglect, setting boundaries in relationships, increasing self-esteem and developing a secure and solid identity. Other goals for children, adolescents and their families might include managing life transitions, creating meaningful connection, managing oppositional behaviors, social skill development and providing tools for mood related challenges (such as anxiety and depression).

And as much as we value professionalism, we equally recognize the importance of an authentic and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Our therapists know that the therapeutic bond is an immensely important one. Clients who seek treatment often feel vulnerable, raw, overwhelmed, and hopeless, and therefore, we approach these relationships with intention, immense care, warmth and professionalism, with an aim to provide individualized treatment.


Generations Behavioral Healthcare

Generations Behavioral Healthcare

15 Spinning Wheel Road, Hinsdale, IL, 60521

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $40 - $80 per session

Generations Behavioral Healthcare (GBH) is a group practice in Hinsdale, IL that provides cutting-edge concierge behavioral healthcare with an emphasis on personalized, evidence-based care.

GBH offers all types of behavioral healthcare treatment. including psychiatric medication management, neuropsychological testing, counseling, and executive coaching. The providers at GBH offer services in-office, at-home, and through telepsychiatry. GBH provides compassionate care to all age groups and works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.


Bianca  Busch

Bianca Busch

Online Sessions, IL

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!


Nashwa  Hasabou

Nashwa Hasabou

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I strongly believes that while all human beings share universal struggles, each patient seeks out psychiatric treatment for unique reasons. I am dedicated to the "individual" and believes in caring for the whole self.


Nicole  Rothman

Nicole Rothman

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $130 per session

Making the decision to talk to someone is the foundation to your journey. From our first meeting, I aim to provide you the space and warmth to easefully process whatever is on your mind. The word “Therapy” can be anxiety-provoking in itself. I hope each session with me is the opposite of that feeling, and rather, empowering, non-judgmental, and relatable. As your therapist, I couple organic conversation, with productivity toward your short-term or long-term goals. If your goals feel unclear to you, we work as a team to align you with your values, and a direction.

I am experienced working with Adult and Adolescent individuals struggling with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, confidence and self-esteem, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, life transitions/losses, relationship struggles, and communication and interpersonal effectiveness. I help guide you into a day-to-day, momentum, that honors your unique values and commitment to self.

Please contact me via email to discuss scheduling an initial session, and we’ll start our work together from there.


Grace  Dickman

Grace Dickman

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $115 - $175 per session

Oftentimes we subscribe to living life on someone else’s terms - whether we heed to the opinions of loved ones or conform to society’s ideals. This is especially true when we endure pain and trauma, which can disrupt our sense of self and make us second-guess our needs.

But I believe that you’re the expert in your own life. I want to create a space for you to feel safe, affirmed, and heard. By listening to you and asking questions that need to be asked, I can help us develop a sense of shared curiosity about who you are at this moment in time. I provide a space where we can feel, think, act, process, and problem-solve together in an authentic way. There are so many ways to live - let’s explore them together.


Shlomit  Kirsch

Shlomit Kirsch

Online Sessions, IL

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

Welcome! I know how daunting it can be to select a therapist and start this process in general, and I commend you for taking this important step for your child or yourself. I love working with older children, teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem issues or relationship difficulties. I strive to provide a warm and safe environment in which we can explore, process, and deeply understand your experience, identify treatment goals and learn new strategies for coping with difficulties. My ultimate goal is to promote personal growth and help you or your child internalize our work so that you have the tools to overcome future obstacles in addition to the current ones.

If it sounds like I may be a good fit for you or your family, I welcome you to request a free phone consultation so that we can learn more about each other and determine next steps.


Joyce  Hennelly

Joyce Hennelly

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60604

1812 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL, 60025

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I invite you to attend to your stressors, losses, and enhance your confidence in your ability to cope. I believe you will find a renewed calm sense of self.


Sarah  Farris

Sarah Farris

4256 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

In therapy, I seek to meet individuals where they are, and recognize that clients are their own experts in their lives. I aim to develop a goal-oriented, non-judgmental environment where clients can cope, grow, and make adjustments in their lives.


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