Meet Nina 

 

I have designed a practice that recognizes diverse paths to family. Because I believe each journey is unique, I respect what you have experienced and will help you discover and reach​ your goals. This mindful approach allows me to bring an open mind and heart to each situation.



  I strongly believe that a crucial ingredient to your adoption experience is individualized support, counseling, and education.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- University of California, San Diego
  • Masters of Social Work- San Diego State University

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California- 2004 (LCS #22218).

  • Title IV-E Program in Public Child Welfare

Certifications​

  • Certified in EMDR

  • Certified Grief and Loss Counselor- University of California, Berkeley

  • Trauma Training

  • Neurobiology of Trauma

  • CPR/First Aid


  • Notary Public

Affiliations

  • American Adoption Congress
  • National Association of Social Workers

  • North American Council for Adoptable Children

  • Founding Memb​er of Weaving Threads

Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Interview with Nina on KPFA'a "The Week Starts Here" with host Veronica Faisant(click to listen)
  • Interview with Nina on KPFA's "The Living Room: with guest host Philip Maldari
  • Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure Presentation- January 2013 (Adoption Connection, San Francisco, CA)
  • Adoption Conference: Weaving The Stories Together- March 2012 
  • (California Adoption Conference)
  • ACAL Conference- January 2010 ​




  • insurance is not accepted at this time but you can be provided, upon request, a statement to submit to your insurance company
  • Sliding scale may be available if needed
  • Checks, Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Health Benefits Savings cards are accepted

   

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