Hi! My name is Nina and I was born and raised in Hawaii. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have 6 years of professional work experience.
I have had a lot of experience working with people with Eating Disorders, having recovered from one myself after many years of trying. After overcoming this challenging experience myself, I developed a passion to work with others experiencing similar difficulties; because I know first-hand, how hard it was. In addition, I also have had experience working with people who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, OCD and a variety of other issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgment.
I understand that reaching out for help is scary and I acknowledge that; and will try my best to make it as least scary as possible. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and joyful life and to take those first steps towards lasting change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey, if you will allow me! :)
Additional areas of focus: Body Image, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Self-Harm, Women's Issues
HI LMHC MHC-897-0
Nina has been such an extraordinary person, she made me trust in therapy once again and I am honestly very thankful for her and I couldn’t ask for a better therapist. She listens to every little detail and she makes you feel safe and comfortable. I highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Nina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Nina is an amazing therapist and I feel so blessed to have been able to be matched with her. It's so hard to find someone who really understands and cares in the way that she does, and I couldn't be happier with the sessions we've had. She's helped me process a lot of really tough feelings and situations during a really tough time in my life.
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Nina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Nina is extremely knowledgeable and active listener. Even in just 3 sessions I see a big difference in my levels of anxiety.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Nina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem
Nina helped me through a stressful and difficult part of my life while I went through several life transitions. She is a great listener and actively participated in finding helpful solutions/ways to cope with stresses. I would recommend her to others going through similar life changes.
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Nina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes