shaina nicholson

registered associate clinical social worker #80250

supervised by paul kindman, lmft


About ME

I am extremely passionate about empowering individuals, couples and families to heal and live their best, most authentic lives. I strongly believe that each and every individual, regardless of background, ability, or beliefs, should have a safe space where they can feel comfortable being their true self. I know that sitting across from someone with similar experiences can help to build trust and promote connection, and am therefore deeply committed to holding space for people of color.

I deeply value the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist and pride myself on fostering a safe, judgement-free environment for all clients to share their truths. I privilege meeting the unique needs of my client and tailor my therapeutic approach and guide the work accordingly. I would love the opportunity to work with and help you move away from that which is plaguing you; toward a life of healing and thriving.

In my personal time, I enjoy crocheting, exploring new recipes to share with loved ones, and hosting game nights at my home.

email me directly: snicholsontherapy@gmail.com



My areas of interest & training include:

Life Transitions/Crisis | Depression & Anxiety | Identity | Self-Esteem | Chronic Illness | Coping with Trauma & Adverse Experiences | Relationships & Intimacy | Women’s Empowerment | Cultural Challenges | Grief & Loss | Sexuality | LGBTQIA+ | WOC & POC

Serving Individuals, Intimate Partnerships, Adults, Older Adults, Adolescents, & Groups


Master of Social Work University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts California State University, Long Beach

TRAINING & Experience

  • Clinical Social Worker, Central Neighborhood Health Foundation-Grand Clinic, July 2018 -Present

  • Seeking Safety, 2018

  • Crisis Oriented Recovery Services, 2018

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 2018

  • Social Work Intern and Cohen Network Scholar for Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC, 2016-2017

  • Social Work Intern for LAUSD School-Based Mental Health program, 2015-2016

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 2015

  • Problem Solving Therapy, 2015

  • Motivational Interviewing, 2015

  • Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT), 2015;

  • Psychiatric First Aid, 2015