"You must be the change that you wish to see in the world,” has been my mantra for quite some time. It’s a reminder that if I desire to see positive change, I must be committed to contributing to the change I’d like to see. Although, I recognize that I cannot change every aspect of the world, my mission in life is to make a difference in any way that I can.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 10 years of experience working as a psychocounselor, I practice this mantra daily in my work as a therapist. I have worked with people from the birth to the end of life with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. In my work clients, I often use an eclectic approach. This allows me to tailor to the unique needs of all the clients I serve. I believe that change happens when people are given the support they need to draw upon their own strengths. I am committed to doing my absolute best to provide an environment full of compassion and support, so that people overcome obstacles and do not merely survive but are motivated to thrive.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149022085
I've been working with Nina for a little over a year now and the support, help, and work that she has helped me with in my healing journey is astronomical. She was my first therapist on here, and first time using Better Help and I've been with her ever since. She has helped me feel comfortable, has been patient, and makes me feel heard. She helps me by offering new perspectives on my problems and works with me and encourages me as we solve them. I love her and am so grateful for her!
Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Nina for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I think Nina is fantastic. She really has helped me with my anxiety.
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Nina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Very attentive with great problem solving techniques
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Nina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues