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OCD & Anxiety Treatment

Specializing in evidence-based treatments, such as exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Located in Seattle, WA and providing telehealth therapy across Washington state. Also serving individuals in Florida via telehealth sessions.


Welcome to
Informed OCD Counseling

I'm Dr. Laura Smestad, an OCD therapist with 10 years' experience as a mental health counselor. I specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, with a focus on using evidence-based treatments, such as exposure and response prevention (ERP).

Did you know that, on average, people with OCD wait 10-17 years between first experiencing symptoms and receiving treatment? OCD is a highly misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder, and, sadly, this means that many individuals suffer unnecessarily for years before getting help. I've had countless people arrive in my office feeling hopeless because nothing they've tried before has alleviated their symptoms, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to offer newfound hope through evidence-based treatments for OCD that actually work.


If you ruminate over intrusive thoughts, engage in rituals that only temporarily relieve your anxiety, and spend countless hours trying to use logic to talk yourself out of irrational thoughts (but continue to experience anxiety anyway), you're probably in the right place. I'm excited to help you fight your OCD and take back your life.

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