We are all seeking a life of happiness, love, satisfaction and hope for the future. But sometimes the demands and stresses of day to day life can leave us feeling less fulfilled and disconnected from the ones we love. Possibly, there are events that have occurred that have caused life to feel like it’s off the tracks.
Sometimes we all need to pause for a minute, re-evaluate, and reconnect with purpose.
As a military spouse for 30 years, Nina discovered a passion for couples and families who were struggling with reconnecting and moving forward after hardships and multiple separations. Over and over, military families were able to reconnect with one another in their families and marriages after reaching out for support. Sometimes, the very act of seeking support is the catalyst for making the change in improving relationships.
Philosophy & Therapeutic Approach
Nina works in collaboration with clients to discover the keys to finding a more meaningful connection with those around them in order to develop a more satisfying life, while identifying and incorporating client’s strengths, resources and resiliency. Creating an environment that is compassionate, empathetic, safe and non-judgmental for each individual in the room is as important as the therapy itself. Nina enjoys working with diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions, and the LGBTQ+ communities, using people’s own experiences and understanding of their world to process individualized and meaningful change towards a more satisfying life.
Nina draws most heavily from EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Experience, Education & Training
Nina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Washington. She received her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, where she specialized in therapy with military families. Nina is also a pre-clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Nina has additional training in anxiety in children and adolescents, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, suicide and self-harming behavior and Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition, she is a trained EMDR therapist working with clients to heal from traumatic events from their pasts and find peace in their present and future.
Nina has worked with children, teens, adults, couples and families in areas of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD and relational/attachment issues.
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