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Josh Kaplan, LCSW

Hi,  I'm Josh Kaplan, a Licensed Therapist and Clinical Social Worker in Denver, Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, and Depression. I have spent the last 10+ years guiding and empowering adults and teens to reclaim their lives from these challenging and complex disorders.

My decision to specialize in OCD and Anxiety is a personal one. Having endured the tumultuous paths of anxiety myself, I have a profound understanding of its painful and debilitating realms. My own experience fuels my passion for helping others find their way out of the storm.

I received my MSW from the University of Denver, and my B.A. from Colorado State University. Following graduate school, I received additional training in Anxiety and OCD from the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. I spent several years training and advising therapists in evidence-based practices including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), before going on to manage clinical operations for a large behavioral health company. More recently I have returned to focus solely on direct clinical work where I find myself most fulfilled. I am currently a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and have presented at the last two Online OCD Conferences. 

Outside of work, I find myself in the mountains skiing, mountain biking, and adventuring. I love spending time with my wife and daughter, laughing and enjoying the ups and downs of life together.

Clients would tell you that I'm a pretty relaxed guy. I would like to say I have a good sense of humor and try to bring laughter into the difficult work of overcoming anxiety and depression. I'm non-judgemental and open to however you see yourself and the world. When working with clients, I understand and value the importance of building a safe and therapeutic relationship. I meet my clients where they are at, and move at a pace that feels manageable for them. ​

I'm happy to meet with you for a free 20-minute online consultation. It's an opportunity to ask questions, explore your specific symptoms and goals, and get acquainted with my approach and style. There is no obligation to work with me, if I can provide you some insight and direction in your journey, that's enough for me.


Expert in evidence-based therapies proven to be effective for anxiety, OCD and depression.


Founder and Therapist - CBT 4 Anxiety


VP Network Operations - NOCD


Director of Clinical Operations - NOCD


Clinical Advisor - NOCD


Founder and Therapist - Growth Counseling Group

2023 - International OCD Foundation Conference

Social Anxiety Presenter and Group Leader

2022 - International OCD Foundation Conference

"When OCD Attacks Those You Love" Presenter

Josh Kaplan
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