Nina Batista, Clinical Social Worker

Nina Batista is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with individuals, families and groups battling a variety of life challenges such as addiction, mood disorders, trauma, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem struggles and behavioral concerns. Not only has she helped clients who struggle with the disease of addiction or those who engage in reoccurring maladaptive behaviors, but also assisted the loved ones who have been impacted by it. 

Nina earned her undergrad in psychology at Northeastern and completed her last year online at Capella University while studying abroad in the UK. She received her Masters of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University.

She believes that clients require an intimate and comfortable space that feels safe in order for healing and growth to occur. Her goal is to assist clients in identifying barriers that are hindering their wellbeing and growth and help them in developing a sense of self-worth that allows them to thrive.

She strives to create a safe, empathetic environment where clients can feel free to express themselves without judgement, while also providing them honest and direct feedback. She believes trust is the driving factor of an effective therapeutic relationship and wants to ensure her clients feel respected, supported and heard. Nina strongly values continued education and training and is constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow in her field.

Nina utilizes various therapeutic interventions from a trauma informed lens such as CBT, DBT, Gestalt and Attachment theory to create an individualized treatment plan catered to her client’s specific needs.

Education:

  • Undergrad in psychology at Northeastern and completed her last year online at Capella University while studying abroad in the UK
  • Masters of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University

Trainings:

  • Certified in Trauma informed Care 
  • IGDC – Internal gaming disorder certificate 
  • CBT
  • DBT (I’ve done a basic training and am currently enrolled in the intensive foundational one)
  • Experiential/ Psychodrama 
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Attachment Theory 

Associations: NASW 

 

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