Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
I enjoy working with clients hoping to reconcile the body and mind who hope to benefit from an integrative perspective. My approach to therapy is collaborative, educational, holistic and highly individualized responding to clients’ unique and personal needs. I use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and culturally adapted CBT (CA-CBT) to help clients identify the relationship between their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings in order to alleviate mental and emotional discomfort, improve all areas in life, hence leading to a more awake life full of abundance and acceptance. Nadia has particular interest family therapy and somatic experiencing therapy and uses them interactively and integratively in the session.
Before deciding to pursue a career in counseling psychology, I have taught for many years as an elementary school teacher and later at the University of California. Before becoming a licensed LMFT, I researched and wrote about historical memory and how it affects our current understanding of people’s personal and communal pasts. Through my analysis of historical manuscripts, I discovered that history and the world are mainly comprised of personal stories. I discovered that these stories are the essence of human analysis. This led me to developing genuine interest in working with people trying to understand their stories. I am curious and open to learning more about human nature as I get to know and learn from my clients.
Nadia has particular interest in family therapy and somatic experiencing therapy and uses them interactively and integratively in the session.