Therapists Specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in New York

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 New York 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!

Ariel  Sank

Ariel Sank

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $225 per session

Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of understanding and fulfillment in your life. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviors you will begin to develop more self-awareness and self-acceptance. We often find ourselves feeling stuck, unmotivated, anxious or depressed. Therapy provides an opportunity to gain insight, heal from past wounds and work towards your goals in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Bruce  Rubenstein

Bruce Rubenstein

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $325 per session

Every psychotherapy, whether it involves talking, medications or a combination of both, must begin with a clear sense of who an individual wants to be, or what defines that individual's core essence. Everything proceeds from this starting point in a process that is constantly reassessing the difference between that "ideal self" and where one is in the moment. This contrast assures that there will be constant movement forwards in the therapy. Of course one invariably seeks help at a moment of acute distress, but emerging from a place of discontent or suffering offers a unique opportunity at transformation and it is our goal to take full advantage of that opportunity.

By far the most powerful agency we possess is the ability to choose our life's path. Our thoughts and emotions can be fleeting and unreliable but they can also erode the confidence in our ability to make the choices that serve us well. A therapeutic process must restore the preeminence of your choices to allow you to craft the life that deep down, you always knew you were meant to lead.

Leah  Rubin

Leah Rubin

Online Sessions, NY

Flushing, NY, 11435

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

As humans, we have seasons where we feel lost or in pain. I offer compassionate, evidence-based therapy. As a psychologist, I see my clients as partners in the process of healing. I respect the wisdom that you bring into the room, your understanding of yourself and your history-- and make room for the pieces of yourself that you find difficult to understand. I aim to build on this insight and to utilize my expertise to help you live a vibrant life.

My approach is present-focused, active and tailored to your individual needs. I am anchored in the third wave CBT tradition and utilize exposure therapy when appropriate as well as mindfulness and values-based work to build meaning and reduce suffering. It has been humbling to be a part of my clients' journeys as they break out of crippling patterns and open up possibilities in their lives that before seemed impossible. Above all, I work to create an environment where you can feel connected to me and to the work we are doing together.

Michelle  Pesca

Michelle Pesca

321 Dante Court, Holbrook, NY, 11741

Online Sessions, NY

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

When you begin therapy, you begin the path to wellness and leading the life you visualize. I believe that therapy should be a solution-oriented and collaborative process, where the goals are measurable and the intervention is research-based. Your values will directly impact the development of these goals and we will review progress at scheduled points to ensure you are comfortable and benefiting from the therapeutic process.

Jonathan  Rosen

Jonathan Rosen

17 East 97th Street, New York, NY, 10029

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $325 per session

Whether you are looking for a new perspective or are taking the first courageous step towards getting help for yourself or a loved one, I am here to support you. I believe in the core principles of support, trust, and empathy in helping you through this time. I specialize in taking evidence based approaches to treatment, and together we will work towards making positive and lasting change.

I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence based practices in the treatment of anxiety, mood, and impulse control disorders. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, I am also an experienced certified school psychologist.

Sarah  Windt

Sarah Windt

380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Lyra Health
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $195 per session

Whether it is your first time seeking therapy or not, you’ve shown a great amount of dedication to yourself just by deciding it is time for a change and taking action. Placing an emphasis on empathy, I work towards building a therapeutic relationship by developing trust from the beginning. After clients feel supported and understood, CBT allows us to work collaboratively on the goals you’ve identified for yourself at a pace that feels comfortable for you. We will work to identify and challenge your unhealthy or hurtful thoughts with methods that you will be able to easily implement into your daily life. I am a caring and genuine person who prioritizes every client leaving a session feeling valued and supported. I enjoy working with adult individuals from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds as well clients in the LGBTQIA community. 

Areas of experience include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,  multiple types of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Panic Disorder, Communication issues, Relationship concerns, Gender Dysphoria, and procrastination.

Before your initial appointment, I enjoy taking time to have a brief phone consultation in order to learn more about yourself and what is bringing you into therapy.  Finding the "right fit" is essential to your therapeutic process. I will take time to answer any questions you might have as well as discuss my approach in order to assist you in making the right decision for yourself.



2 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

46 Guion Street, Pleasantville, NY, 10570

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Wellfleet Student (formerly Consolidated Health Plans), NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

Repose is a boutique therapy practice offering first-class, comprehensive, and holistic wellness to individuals, couples, and groups. Our diverse team of therapists draw from a deep well of resources and share the belief that therapy is a creative, collaborative, and individualized process. In addition to being graduates of top-tier clinical training programs, our licensed therapists are also yoga teachers, meditation instructors, and skilled in other somatically-informed treatment modalities. Our Manhattan studio is a sanctuary within the city where clients can find a sense of calm and begin to regulate their emotions as they safely explore their issues, concerns, and goals.

Takashi  Matsuki

Takashi Matsuki

5 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $325 per session

With expertise both in psychiatry and primary care medicine, I combine traditional psychiatric treatment and integrative medicine-based treatment to optimize the well-being of the mind and body as a whole. I have a private practice on the Upper West Side and in Edgewater, NJ.

Kore  Nissenson Glied

Kore Nissenson Glied

220 East 54th Street, New York, NY, 10022

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

I work with clients to help get unstuck from painful thoughts and feelings. Clients learn skills to begin living a life more in line with their values and the person they want to be.

Merav  Gur

Merav Gur

315 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10017

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $275 per session

I believe that successful treatment is based on a warm, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment, in which the client can comfortably explore issues and experience a good connection with the therapist. Since I am trained in different modalities (including insight oriented/psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, ACT, DBT, IPT), I am able to tailor my clinical approach to each individual’s needs and work integratively.

My approach is collaborative and my goal is to help my clients learn new and more effective coping skills, make meaningful life changes, heal from past trauma, establish healthier relationships, and work towards achieving the life that they envision for themselves. Gains made by individuals in psychotherapy are often maintained for many years.

In my personal clinical experience, I have found that psychotherapy facilitates personal growth and healing. Clients gain better self knowledge and self confidence, communicate and assert themselves more effectively, become more aware of their needs and learn to replace old and Ineffective ways of coping by healthier ones. Clients make better choices for themselves and become less stuck and paralyzed. Some will make career changes; others will find more suitable partners, and many learn to live lives that are more meaningful, satisfying, and more consistent with their core values.

Psychotherapy can be either short-term or long–term. Some individuals want to focus on a specific issue or target specific symptoms and may need coaching through that specific issue. Others may want to work through more complex life issues in order to attain a better understanding of themselves or to achieve their
desired goals.

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