Steven Nakisher (he/his)


Offering an interactive, supportive and direct approach working to create a safe place for individuals to explore and confront issues.

Psychologist in Royal Oak, MI

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

Dr. Nakisher’s approach can be best described as “get out of your own way” therapy. You are the common denominator in all of your life experiences. Regardless of the role you’ve played, it’s likely time to get out of your own way and live a more authentic, productive and fulfilling life. I have a tremendous respect for how life’s challenges are experienced and managed. It’s the ritualized patterns that find us feeling misunderstood, underappreciated, and stuck, that need to be addressed.

My Background and Approach

There is nothing worse than feeling stuck.  We experience this phenomenon at work and in our relationships.  We try to fix the discomfort by changing jobs, changing our relationships and it doesn’t work.  Ironically, despite making changes, we don’t feel changed. The immobility lies not in these situations, but within our own psychology… our internal world. Being stuck is normal and necessary.  In fact, this phenomena holds the magical DNA of change and growth.  Coming out or breaking through it is however, an inside job.If we can reframe feeling stuck as an opportunity (rather than a problem),  we change our familiar-dead end paths. Then, we can embark upon an important, explorative journey that will likely be both exciting and scary.  Discomfort (not the safety of comfort) will be your guide. Getting out of your own way means stepping inside of yourself and creating personal accountability. This will empower you to name, own it and you can and will find relevance and meaning.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Woven through the fabric of the therapeutic relationship is a dynamic approach that is supportive and direct within the context of a safe space to explore meaning, while confronting issues that may impair or enhance quality of life. I believe the relational process supports working through the complexity together, while providing opportunity for the client to get out of their own way, revealing solutions. Too often, we allow these challenges to negatively impact our feelings of self-worth and effectiveness.  When embraced, we create rich opportunities for growth. The therapeutic relationship supports the acceptance of your life as it really is and of you as you really are.  This is what people mean when they say, “Be your best self.”

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 25 years of practice
  • Rate: $175 - 250/session


312-519-9000 Email Steven
1229 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
405 N Wabash Ave
Unit #208
Chicago, IL 48067

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