From Personal Struggle to Powerful Solution

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
Founder and CEO

My life was going great. I was an award-winning college quarterback with a vibrant social life and a bright future ahead of me. But then OCD came out of nowhere and derailed everything.

I started having repeated intrusive thoughts that made me doubt the most fundamental characteristics about myself. Depression hit, and it felt like I was stuck. I went from college quarterback to housebound in six months due to misdiagnosed and untreated OCD.

It took a lot of time and money to access effective OCD treatment, but once I had the right diagnosis and found the right therapy, my mental health improved, I returned to school, and I finished my football career. I felt like I had a future once again.

Getting the treatment I needed to conquer OCD was a battle on its own. It made me wonder: Why isn’t effective care more accessible and affordable to those of us struggling with OCD?

My experience fueled the creation of NOCD. Talented, like-minded individuals joined me to make this vision a reality. With their passion and innovation, we took off in a big way. Now, NOCD is working to help 180 million people with OCD around the world regain their lives.

NOCD is on a clear mission:

To create a world where anyone can access effective OCD therapy, no matter where they live or how much money they make.

On average, it takes 17 years for people with OCD to get proper treatment due to high costs and a shortage of specialists. NOCD is changing that. We offer Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, the most proven OCD treatment, and partner with insurance plans to make it affordable. Inside the NOCD platform, you can do live video sessions with a licensed ERP therapist, and get support between sessions from self-help tools and peer communities.

Our work at NOCD is just getting started

NOCD continues to break new ground in the field of mental health care. Here is what we’ve accomplished so far

90% improvement

NOCD Therapy is clinically proven to significantly reduce impairment and distress from OCD symptoms

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50 states

Through our national expansion, NOCD can now offer OCD therapy to anyone in the U.S., no matter where they live

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1 in 4 covered

NOCD partners with many major insurance plans to make therapy convenient and affordable

17.8M raised

NOCD has raised $17.8 million to date, allowing us to grow faster, expand our network, and transform more lives

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The people that drive the mission

Our team is composed of people eager to drive our mission forward. Some of us have even faced the challenges with OCD, and arrive motivated to help people get better. Our passion will help us reach our goals of bringing accessible OCD care to every person who needs it.

Glen Tullman
Glen Tullman
Executive Chairman
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
Founder & CEO
Larry Trusky
Larry Trusky
COO
Alyssa Jaffee
Alyssa Jaffee
Board Observer
Dave Tamburri
Dave Tamburri
Board Member
Peter Christman
Peter Christman
Board Member
Jessie Laurash
Jessie Laurash
Board Observer

Our Amazing Team

We’re developers, designers, clinicians, marketers, data analysts, and so much more — all brought together by a common goal: to help people with OCD get better and stay better.

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