Voice Mail: (562) 301-1135
please call (714) 898-0362
Works at: Los Alamitos
Nina earned her
Doctorate in psychology from California Graduate Institute in 2000, her Master’s Degree from California Graduate
Institute in 1997, and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Irvine, in 1994. She is licensed as
a Psychologist in California (PSY25242).
Nina specializes in
working with children and adults coping with depression and anxiety.
Most recently, Nina
worked at Family Service of Long Beach where she not only helped adults and children dealing with depression and
anxiety, but also worked in elementary schools in both Long Beach and Downey School Districts. In the schools, she
conducted individual and group therapy with elementary school students with ADHD, severe emotional disturbance,
grief, anxiety, depression, and children on the autistic spectrum. She also worked, through Family Service, as a
psychologist at Flossie Lewis Recovery Center.
She has extensive
experience in assisting adults improve their parenting effectiveness, having co-facilitated a parenting group for
over a year at Family Service of Long Beach. Consequently, she has a deep sensitivity to parents of children with
worked at a residential facility in Los Angeles treating people with severe mental illness; Rader Institute,
working with patients in a hospital setting for eating disorders; and the California Graduate Institute Counseling
Center where she worked therapeutically with a variety of individuals, couples and families.
Although trained in
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Nina recognizes that there is frequently more than one solution to a problem, so she
considers each client from many different angles and uses creativity to help each client arrive at solutions that
are workable for his or her individual personality and situation. She believes that most clients do not want to be
in therapy for the rest of their lives and enjoys teaching practical skills clients can use to better enrich their
lives outside of therapy. Nina has enjoyed great success with many clients utilizing non-traditional therapeutic
interventions including bringing pets into the session and engaging in “walking” therapy where the entire session
takes place while walking outside at a local park or neighborhood. She feels passionately about taking into
consideration diversity, culture, and language; she strives to understand the influence these factors have on her
Nina is a member of
the American Psychotherapy Association, California Psychological Association,Orange County
Psychological Association, and the Association for Play Therapy.
New clients, please call
office number. Do not call therapist.
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