Therapists Specializing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island 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!


Andrew  Leonard

Andrew Leonard

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare, United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $150 per session

Coming into therapy can be an extremely difficult decision. As such, the respect and appreciation I have for the courage it takes to reach out for help and to allow yourself to be vulnerable in therapy is immeasurable. The responsibility that comes along with this as a psychotherapist is something I will never take lightly or lose sight of. Therefore, I am 100% committed to the work we undergo together and will always aspire to offer a treatment environment in which you feel comfortable, respected, and valued at all times by a competent and empathic professional.

Our work together will always be a collaborative effort. If you find that you are having trouble believing in yourself, know that I do, and that we will work to get you to the point where you do as well. I truly believe that every human being is capable of making positive, meaningful changes, even when it may be challenging to believe this initially—all it takes is a small amount of willingness and open-mindedness to build upon. The fact that you are even reading this right now shows that you have both of these already.

Whenever you feel ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to chat a bit about any questions you may have or just to see if we are the right fit.


Anthony  Parente

Anthony Parente

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

We all hope for happiness, joy and success in our lives, but sometimes life has a way of undermining our plans. Whether it’s personal loss, struggling with depression, or reaching a crossroad in your life, sometimes it all feels too overwhelming to face alone. Though we live in a culture that encourages independence, I believe there is power in community, and strength in seeking support, for no one person has all the answers.

My approach to therapy is a collaborative process. Your path is unique to you, so when we begin our work I join you on your journey as we explore possibilities and develop solutions together. Your relationship with your therapist is central to the success of your treatment. If you are ready we can work together to make the changes toward a more fulfilling life.


Sarah  Xavier

Sarah Xavier

652 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI, 02865

110 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $350 per session

My work flows from the foundational belief that it is a privilege to be entrusted with the innermost thoughts of my clients.


Cynthia  Wilcox

Cynthia Wilcox

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Medicare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Hello- I am so looking forward to working with you. As you can see from my statement, I am very interactive with you and would love to hear your concerns. I once told a client, " when you have told me all your stories, even the most difficult ones, you will be well on your way to being healed." I will listen, cry, and laugh with you as you move along to freedom from your stuck narratives. I am still only doing telehealth and have had some of my most profound sessions remotely. Who knew! I hope you will join me.


Megan  Berndt

Megan Berndt

Online Sessions, RI

23 North Road, South Kingstown, RI, 02879

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Finding a connection with a therapist can be tough. We will explore your needs and what you are seeking in treatment. If we both decide that we are a good match then we will begin. Should we feel that your needs may be better addressed by another therapist or approach I will help guide you to someone that may be a better fit, at any time before, during, or after treatment.


Hartselle and Associates

Hartselle and Associates

10 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $1000 per session

Hartselle & Associates is a small, client-focused practice with a tailored approach to fit each patient's unique needs.
The physicians at Hartselle & Associates provide premium service for busy adults, children, and families who are looking to maximize results with a trusted clinician.


Scott  McDonald

Scott McDonald

Online Sessions, RI

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

Entering a therapeutic relationship isn’t easy for everyone. Comfort and “fit” are extremely important, and from the beginning, we respectfully explore and establish compatibility. My commitment is to create safety and protect space for the broadest possible range of thoughts and feelings. Given my extensive experience across many disciplines, I am open to, and encouraging of, a diverse range of approaches to achieving wellbeing. I meet you where you are and introduce effective strategies for lasting change.


Karin  Lewis

Karin Lewis

Online Sessions, RI

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.


Ruschelle  Khanna

Ruschelle Khanna

Online Sessions, RI

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

The relationship between you and your therapist is the most important indicator of success. Contact me today to see if we are a good fit.


Mark  Gindi

Mark Gindi

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $500 per session

My name is Dr. Mark Gindi and I am a psychiatrist trained in both psychopharmacology as well as talk therapy. My goal is to always provide patients with compassionate, evolved, evidenced-based treatment that stabilizes their acute symptoms as well as enhances their relationship with themselves. Psychiatric conditions can be complex as they emerge from the intersection of a person’s psychological history, biological endowments, and social context. By forming a therapeutic relationship based on honesty and collaboration, I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to help someone control their condition and grow into a better understanding of themselves. When medications are used, my aim is to always medicate a person with a conservative approach that is proportional to the burden of their symptoms. As a writer, I am also quite sensitive to the potential effects of medications on people’s creativity and emotional attunement to the world around them.


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