Nina Doan (she/her) is an LLPC who earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles as well as a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Nina values a relational therapy approach that understands humans as “a part of” rather than (beings) living in a void. This approach hypothesizes that the problem exists within the relationships a person holds or has access to with others and/or with social concepts.
The problem is not the inherent self, and she believes each client has unique strengths to resolve these difficulties. Introspection, authenticity, and collaboration take the foreground in her work with clients. She strives to help clients “come home” to their authentic selves, whether that is as a self-established individual or as a member of a community.
Nina has had the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse set of adults in their process of “coming home” and building a fruitful life. She has worked with clients in individual and group settings, nurturing their self-confidence to implement the changes they want to see in their lives. In the past, she has worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, phobias, and psychotic disorders. These concerns were addressed in therapy through developing skills such as understanding self, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and more tailoring to the presenting concern.