CLINICAL STAFF

Stacey Kuhl Wochner, LCSW, LPCC

Stacey Wochner, LCSW, LPCC is the director and owner of OCD Specialists treatment center, also known as Stacey Kuhl Wochner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Corporation. She is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of OCD and OC Spectrum disorders (Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Body-Dysmorphic Disorder) using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT modalities used for OCD and related disorders include exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Stacey received a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2004 and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 1627) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 25749) in the state of California. She worked at the OCD Center of Los Angeles from 2005 – 2013 prior to starting a private practice (OCD Specialists) in January 2013. She is a professional member of the International OCD Foundation and has given panel talks on mental rituals in OCD at the annual Conference. Stacey treats adolescents and adults in both individual and group formats.

Katie Merrill, LCSW

Katie Merrill, LCSW is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist who specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders (Phobias, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder). Katie utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in her work. Katie furthermore specializes in the treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), utilizing the ComB (Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment), the preferred treatment for BFRBs. Katie holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from UCLA and a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Over the years, Katie has worked with diverse populations in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health, substance use treatment, and hospice care. Katie treats adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings. Katie is passionate about providing treatment that suits each client’s needs and honors their core values.

Nathalie Maragoni, M.S.

Nathalie Maragoni, M.S., is a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety and OC-related disorders, including specific phobias, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and body-dysmorphic disorder. She uses Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as the primary treatment modalities for these disorders. Nathalie received a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield in 2018 and is now a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 108325) in California. She is a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and has participated in a panel presentation at the IOCDF annual conference about the effects of OCD on interpersonal relationships. Nathalie works with individuals of all ages, including young children. Her experience with and understanding of OCD have ignited a passion to equip both individuals and their families with the tools necessary to break free from the exhausting grip of the obsessive-compulsive cycle.

Madeline Moersch, ASW

Madeline Moersch, ASW, is a cognitive behavioral therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, depression, and other anxiety related disorders. Her primary treatment modalities include exposure and response prevention (ERP), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults within school environments, private practice, & partial hospitalization settings. Madeline holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and a Masters of Social Work from New York University. She is currently a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW # 89292) in California. Madeline is a member of IOCDF (International OCD Foundation). She is passionate about using the tools from cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals live their most fulfilling life. Madeline treats adults, adolescents, and children.

April King, AMFT

April King, AMFT, is a cognitive behavioral therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD, depression, and other anxiety related disorders. Her primary treatment modalities include exposure and response prevention (ERP), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults in both community agency and private practice settings. April holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Irvine, and a Masters of Counseling Psychology from California State University Bakersfield. She is currently a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT # 107287) in California. April is passionate about using the tools from cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals live their most fulfilling life. April treats adults, adolescents, and children.