With years of professional experience in the field of child development and education, Nina embodies the compassion that comes from a desire to deeply understand a person’s inner world. Nina embraces the complexity of every client she sees and is especially attuned to how internal and external influences impact day to day life. Nina received her degree in counseling from Northwestern University, and supportively directs her patients in their personal journeys toward increased resilience and empowerment.
A Bronx native of Puerto Rican descent, Nina attended Dickinson College on a full scholarship and lived and studied in Australia, Denmark, and Tanzania. This immersion in vastly differing geographies, races, and socioeconomics granted Nina with an invaluable appreciation for culture and the exponential ways it affects our lives and relationships. Nina also relishes the arts and all that this living, breathing city has to offer.
Approach & Values
Nina firmly believes in therapy as a life-altering healing tool for all, however trivial or dire your struggles may seem. Contrary to the stigma counseling has in many families and cultures, Nina sees seeking help as a strength and privilege. She integrates Psychodynamic and CBT orientations to develop a harmonious balance between a self-reflective and goal-oriented process.
She believes in the transformative potential in integrating one’s past with one’s present and connects familial and cultural dynamics to social patterns and self-care. Nina’s heartfelt approach fosters days lived out with more intention and peace.
- Children and Adolescents
- Multicultural prejudices, biases and injustices
- Intersectional Feminism
- Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Childhood traumas
- Building resilience and self-esteem
- Familial conflict
- Communication issues
- Life transitions, specifically academic
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