Nina is an LLPC with a BA in Psychology from UCLA, and a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is passionate about helping those who struggle with their confidence, identity, and motivation. For those who feel dispensable, unimportant, faded into the background, and as side characters in an unfamiliar story, she provides guidance in finding comfort and “home” within themselves. These feelings may be signs of anxiety, depressive, or trauma related disorders. They may also be caused by social and circumstantial factors such as sudden adjustments, bereavement, unclear meaning in life, as well as social/systemic challenges that, for example, people with minoritized identities are frequently faced with. Nina accompanies and supports her clients via a mutually-driven and genuine relationship in a warm and safe environment where clients can not only explore, process and challenge themselves, but also laugh and cry and feel heard. In this safe space she empowers her clients to find their unique meaning in life; and most importantly, to live proudly and authentically. Nina places great importance and pays close attention to context, systemic factors, and intersectional experiences affecting one’s perception and evaluation of their own identity (ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, and so forth). This allows her to honor her clients’ values, roles, and priorities in life and utilize them as strengths to overcome obstacles and moments of difficulty and uncertainty.