About Us



Houston OCD Counseling is a mental health practice that brings together a passion for excellence and getting positive results for our clients. Our goal is to personally guide you from a place of confusion and hopelessness to a relaxed, happy, and confident place in your life where you will experience the peace of mind that you have always hoped for.


Houston OCD Counseling hopes to continue to be one of the premier behavioral treatment providers in the greater Houston area for many years to come. We will continue to educate, inspire, and serve every single one of our clients. At Houston OCD Counseling, we are always inspired to move forward into the future, learning new innovations and modern techniques so that we can be more effective in treating our clients. We are always striving to get better at what we do for our clients so that your fight with OCD, anxiety, and depression will not only be successful for a short period of time but will give you relief for the rest of your life.

From this moment on, you can have the confidence of having an action plan to beat OCD, based upon state-of-the-art research and best practice standards used in the most prestigious OCD clinics and hospitals in the world today.

What are you waiting for? Today is the day to put an end to OCD’s control over your life. To get more clinical information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:


(M.A., LPC-S) at 281-780-8318 or email him at [email protected]


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Michael has published two research articles addressing the treatment of anxiety in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine and The Journal of Psychology. He treats OCD, and other anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Hypochondriasis (Health Anxiety), Skin-Picking, Hair-Pulling, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and other common phobias.

Michael uses the most up to date methods of treatment implementing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) and other evidence-based protocols. Michael has a seminar (Surviving Your Child’s OCD) that he presents several times a year to help parents develop the tools to enable their children to beat OCD. Given Michael’s training and over 20 years of experience treating clients with anxiety disorders you can be assured that he will have a treatment plan that is tailored for the needs of each patient. He is excited about showing his patients the secrets of overcoming OCD and living happy, peaceful lives.

Michael works with all ages of clients including children, adolescents, and adults. For more information, please continue through website or email me.

Barbara Mendoza-Soderstrom, DBT Coach                                                          (Working under the supervision of Michael D. Soderstrom, MA, LPC-S)

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It was frustrating to work with therapists who had no idea how to treat OCD and then deciding not to get any help at all.  

As fate or the divine would have it, I met a wonderful man on a date who would lead me to make the amazing decision and commitment to begin to help those who were in the same situation as me.

My better half and now husband, Michael Soderstrom, MA, LPC-S, an OCD specialist in Houston has led me into this wonderful world, the world of helping those who suffer from OCD. We not only teach our patients how to overcome OCD but help them become smarter, stronger, and more confident people after treatment. 

As an OCD coach, I assist Michael’s patients in performing their Cognitive exercises, Exposure exercises, and Response Prevention Plans (ERP) either in our office or virtually through Zoom or Facetime. I am currently helping patients do their homework assigned by Michael. Michael has found that around 80% of patients don’t even practice their homework thus reducing the success of the treatment for those patients. I make sure that each patient completely does their homework so that every patient will successfully beat OCD with our treatment plan. I am assisting Michael in treating the following OCD sub-types with Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy and Cognitive Exercises: Relationship OCD, Body Dysmorphia, Sexual Orientation OCD, Harm OCD, Pedophilia OCD, Contamination OCD, Scrupulosity OCD, Just Right OCD, Perfectionism, Existential OCD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, etc.) 

ERP therapy provides a patient with coping skills for when a triggering situation presents itself, allowing them to then use the skills to prevent their compulsion from taking over and reduce future obsessions and compulsions.

When getting started with ERP, obsessions will remain a challenge in the short term, but they will no longer seem overwhelming or important after treatment. By further developing these coping skills, ERP can free people from the terrible cycle of obsessions and compulsions. People can live towards their values and passions instead of away from fear and anxiety.

Daniel Brown, M.A., LPC-A

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Daniel is an effective, motivated, and compassionate counselor who provides psychotherapy to patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, Phobias, and Anxiety Disorders using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention. Daniel is under the direct supervision of Michael Soderstrom, MA, LPC-S until he completes his clinical internship at Houston OCD Counseling. Daniel and his supervisor, Michael, work extremely closely together on every client’s evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan to make sure each client obtains the most effective and personalized care. Daniel provides an identical structured evaluation, assessments, and treatment plan as Michael Soderstrom, MA, LPC-S but for a significantly lower fee. Houston OCD Counseling is now able to provide effective care for individuals suffering from OCD at a reduced price. 

While Daniel is perfectly at home working with neurotypical folks (people whose brains work closely to what society has decided is “normal”), he has a special passion for bringing mental healthcare to adults on the Autism Spectrum and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Daniel has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure/response prevention, traditional talk therapy, drama therapy, creative arts therapies, and assorted embodied techniques. 

(DBT Coaches are not healthcare professionals and do not diagnose the people they work with. We clarify goals and identify any obstacles that need to be looked at and worked on, and from here work with you to produce an action plan to recover based on the clinic’s treatment plan.)

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9432 Katy Fwy #400, Houston, TX 77055


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