Hi there, I'm Nina! I'm a queer, cis woman of color (Persian) whose therapy practice is centered around LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sherman Oaks, CA
My specific specialty in working with spirituality is in regards to working with either LGBTQ+ Christians, or working with LGBTQ+ folks who are navigating spiritual trauma, specifically from Christian-based churches, organizations, and communities.
I have 8 years of experience working with addicts and alcoholics in drug and alcohol treatment settings, ranging from detoxification, to inpatient residential, to intensive outpatient. I have run two LGBTQ+ specific programs for substance abuse treatment, and have had the most success based in utilizing the 12-step model, though I have also worked with clients who utilize other harm-reduction based models that work best for them.
I became a therapist specifically to work with LGBTQ+ folks, and have gained knowledge and experience over the past ten years as a therapist in both sexual and gender identity formation, dynamics of internalized homophobia/biphobia/lesbianphobia/transphobia within partnerships and families, contending with intersectional identities, and have specific training in LGBT Affirmative therapy and have received education on multiple competencies for LGBQ and Transgender communities.