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Takeaway: At our practice, we specialize in helping individuals struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, panic disorder, and specific phobias. We tailor our approach to address the unique challenges presented by OCD and its associated symptoms.


However, we do not treat all disorders and if you are looking for therapy related to family therapy, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, medications, medication management or psychiatric care, our practice may not be the ideal fit. Additionally, while we work with young adults, we do not provide therapy for children under the age of 12. For mental health care in these areas, we recommend seeking professionals who focus specifically on those needs.

4 of the best OCD therapists
in Hoboken

1. Dr. Shmaya Krinsky

Dr. Shmaya Krinsky, the founder of Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy, is a licensed psychologist specializing in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as other anxiety disorders. Trained at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, he completed his predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety in New York. Dr. Krinsky brings extensive clinical experience to his practice, utilizing evidence-based methods, particularly focusing on exposure therapy principles, to empower individuals in effectively managing obsessive thoughts and compulsive repetitive behaviors. While also addressing other anxiety disorders, his practice emphasizes personalized care for those specifically grappling with OCD, providing compassionate support and expertise to navigate its challenges.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00700800, New York-025376

  • Education: Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety Disorders, OCD

  • Years in practice: 7

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2. Dr. Brendan Guarino

Dr. Brendan Guarino, PsyD, is a compassionate therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders and trauma. With seven years of experience, Dr. Guarino offers tailored and evidence-based care to his clients. I have worked alongside Dr. Gaurino and seen his dedication to addressing OCD and related issues, along with his expertise in supporting First Responders and individuals seeking to enhance sports performance, makes him an excellent choice for those seeking specialized support for those suffering with OCD.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00742800

  • Education: Felician University

  • Specialty area(s): Treating OCD, First Responders, Sports Performance, Anxiety

  • Years in practice: 7

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3. Dr. Stephen Scherer

Dr. Stephen Scherer is a highly skilled therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, trauma, BPD and other mental health issues. Holding a Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from Virginia State University, Dr. Scherer brings over 11 years of experience to his practice. His compassionate and solution-focused therapy approach, coupled with extensive training in OCD, trauma, depression, and other disorders, makes him a trusted resource for individuals seeking lasting well-being. I highly recommend Dr. Scherer for his dedication to addressing OCD and trauma effectively.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology)

  • License number: NY- 022584, NJ- 35SI00735700

  • Education: Virginia State University

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety, BPD, Depression, Trauma, Parent Coaching, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • Years in practice: 11

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4. Dr. Rebecca Holczer

Dr. Rebecca Holczer, PsyD, is an exceptional OCD therapist with a primary focus on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trauma, and anxiety. With twelve years of experience, Dr. Holczer possesses a profound understanding of OCD and its effects on mental health. Her evidence-based and personalized approach, combined with expertise in anxiety disorders and trauma, makes her an invaluable asset for individuals seeking specialized therapy for OCD. I highly recommend Dr. Holczer for her unwavering dedication to helping individuals overcome OCD challenges and reclaim their lives.

  • Credentials: Licensed Psychologist (PsyD)

  • License number: New Jersey-35SI00728900, New York-023676

  • Education: La Salle University, 2018

  • Specialty area(s): Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Trauma, Life transitions

  • Years in practice: 7

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Why choose Anxiety and Behavioral Health Psychotherapy for OCD therapy in Hoboken

therapy for ocd hoboken

When seeking therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), it's crucial to find a practice that offers comprehensive and personalized care. Our practice stands out as an exceptional option for individuals grappling with OCD and anxiety. We provide evidence-based treatment while fostering a compassionate therapeutic environment. There are several compelling reasons why individuals should consider working with our practice:

Specialization in OCD Treatment

Our practice's primary focus on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ensures that clients receive specialized care tailored to their OCD symptoms and compulsive behavior. Having therapists trained specifically in OCD treatment is paramount for achieving meaningful progress and lasting relief.

Compassionate and Evidence-Based Approach

We combine compassion with evidence-based practices to provide effective OCD therapy. Our therapists, trained extensively in OCD treatment, understand the nuances of the disorder and implement evidence-based techniques with precision and expertise.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Recognizing that each individual's experience with OCD is unique, we develop personalized treatment plans tailored to our clients' specific needs and goals. With therapists trained in treating OCD, clients can trust that their therapy will be carefully tailored to address their particular symptoms and triggers.

Commitment to Client Empowerment

We are dedicated to empowering our clients to take an active role in their OCD recovery journey. Our therapists are trained in treating OCD, giving clients the guidance, support, and expertise needed to overcome OCD challenges and reclaim control over their lives.

By choosing our practice, clients can expect specialized treatment delivered with compassion, expertise, and a commitment to their well-being and empowerment.

  • What is therapy, and how can it help me?
    Therapy is a process that helps people address emotional, behavioral, or relationship issues. It can be a safe and supportive space for exploring difficult feelings, learning coping strategies, and gaining insight into your experiences. Therapy can help you better understand yourself and your relationships, build resilience, and develop new skills to navigate life's challenges.
  • What types of therapy do you offer?
    We offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). These approaches have been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma-related disorders.
  • What should I expect during a therapy session?
    Therapy sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long and are conducted over telehealth. During your first session, your therapist will work with you to identify your goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Subsequent sessions will focus on helping you build new skills, explore difficult emotions, and address specific challenges
  • What can I expect from the first therapy session?
    In the first session, we will work together to create a safe and supportive environment where you can share your concerns and goals for therapy. I will listen carefully to your reasons for seeking therapy and conduct a comprehensive assessment of the challenges you're facing. We will also discuss any questions you may have and begin to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. By the end of the first session, we will have established a solid foundation for our work together.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, therapy is confidential. Your therapist is legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy, and will only share information with others if you give them explicit permission to do so.
  • How long does therapy last?
    The length of therapy depends on your specific needs and goals. Some people may benefit from just a few sessions, while others may continue therapy for several months or longer. Your therapist will work with you to establish a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
  • How much does therapy cost?
    Our therapy fees are determined based on the specific type of therapy required and the duration of each session. It's important to note that we do not work with any insurance panels. However, for the convenience of our clients, we offer a superbill that can often be utilized for reimbursement through various insurance plans. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our fees and payment options, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
  • Does it matter where I live for virtual therapy?
    We are licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, and are also a member of PSYPACT, allowing us to provide services to clients in over 35 states. You can take a look at the PSYPACT map to see if your state is part of this network, or feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions. (
  • How can I get started with therapy?
    Getting started with therapy is easy. Simply contact us to schedule a free phone consultation. During this consultation, you can learn more about our services and determine if we are a good fit for your needs. If you decide to move forward with therapy, we will work with you to schedule your first appointment.

Find relief from OCD with personalized, evidence-based care. 

Seeking relief from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be overwhelming, but personalized, evidence-based care can make a significant difference. At our practice, we offer tailored treatment approaches designed to address the unique challenges of OCD. With a focus on evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP, and Inferential-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), we can help you regain control over your daily life. If you're ready to take the first step towards managing your OCD symptoms and improving your quality of life, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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1. Frontiers in Psychiatry (2022): Author(s): Not specified Title: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review of Current Evidence and Future Directions Journal: Frontiers in Psychiatry

2. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2021): Author(s): Olatunji BO, Davis ML, Powers MB, Smits JA Title: Exposure and Response Prevention in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Review and Meta-analysis Journal: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

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