LMSW, Therapist (Spectrum, Trauma, ocd)

Isabelle Vrod

LMSW, Therapist, Director of OCD (Spectrum, Trauma, OCD), Care coordinator

Isabelle Vrod, LMSW (she/her/hers) received her Masters in Social Work from NYU Silver and is an LMSW in NYC. Isabelle specializes in working with neurodivergent individuals and couples. She is passionate about supporting others as they navigate difficult transitions and within relationships. Isabelle uses a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and social justice oriented therapeutic approach. She incorporates concepts from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Therapies. She works to combat societal injustices, especially those related to ableism and anti-fat bias, in both her professional and personal life.
In addition to her client-facing and lived experience, Isabelle has completed several trainings and certifications, notably the ExRP for OCD Intensive from the Cognitive Behavioral Institute and the Fundamentals of Working with Neurodiverse Couples in Therapy by AANE. Her commitment to addressing the complex intersections of neurodivergence, trauma, and body image is evident in specialized training like Neurodivergence, Trauma, Food, and the Body, as well as Intersectional Approaches to Bodymind Liberation and Body Image Support. Isabelle’s dedication to inclusivity is furthered by completing the Fat Positive Diversity Equity and Inclusion Course by Nalgona Positivity Pride, ensuring that all clients feel respected and understood in her sessions.

During her tenure at the JCC Manhattan’s Adaptations, Isabelle created and facilitated programs, held intake assessments, and provided resources to neurodiverse adults. Isabelle created a monthly Relationships and Sexuality program which offered a space for individual participants and couples to explore topics of physical and emotional intimacy and sexual identity. While providing clinical therapy at Bleuler Psychotherapy Center, she worked with a wide range of adults to process difficult life changes and collaboratively address challenges.

Isabelle looks forward to working with individuals and couples as they strive to care for themselves and one another!


Individuals and couples







Life transitions

Anti-fat bias

Eating disorders

Physical disabilities






Psychodynamic therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Emotionally Focused Therapy

The Neurodiversity Affirming Model


“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz


“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine


“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen


“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney