Nadia Nader, lmft

Nadia Nader, PhD, LMFT

Nadia Nader is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 119631) practicing in California. She graduated with an MFT degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and received her PhD in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety disorders, substance misuse disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD and PTSD.  Nadia is a trauma informed therapist and works with clients on issues of intergenerational and multigenerational traumas, as well as personal struggles of assimilation, displacement, migration and life transitions.

Nadia has vast experience working with different populations including providing therapeutic support to elementary school children, coaching with families, working with at risk youth, working with substance abuse recovery clinics, and providing onsite counseling in the tech industry. Nadia has also worked as an onsite counselor for tech companies and global teams; providing counseling, coaching, mindfulness, and mediation services.

Areas of Specialty

Anxiety disorders and OCD

Substance misuse and recovery

PTSD and Trauma disorders

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.

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