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Niara Eans Psychotherapy, LMFT

Niara Eans deeply understands how important it is to have healthy relationships in life. Her passion is assisting individuals and couples in navigating challenges in their relationships. She has received level 1 Gottman training and completed an externship in emotionally-focused therapy. She also works with those who have experienced trauma and is trained in TF-CBT.

Niara Eans deeply understands how important it is to have healthy relationships in life. Her passion is assisting individuals and couples in navigating challenges in their relationships. She has received level 1 Gottman training and completed an ext…

Niara Eans deeply understands how important it is to have healthy relationships in life. Her passion is assisting individuals and couples in navigating challenges in their relationships. She has received level 1 Gottman training and completed an externship in emotionally-focused therapy. She also works with those who have experienced trauma and is trained in TF-CBT.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Kentucky
  • Texas
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“I am a very dedicated and optimistic person; I think this shows up in my therapeutic role because I'm willing to work hard alongside my clients to help them better manage their concerns, regardless of how long things take.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was initially drawn to the field of mental health because the human brain and behavior are fascinating to me. I stumbled into working with couples and families through exposure in grad school and I have loved it ever since! I am a very dedicated and optimistic person; I think this shows up in my therapeutic role because I'm willing to work hard alongside my clients to help them better manage their concerns, regardless of how long things take. I have worked in a group home, a forensic psychiatric hospital, and various community mental health agencies. These experiences have given me a well-rounded understanding of how mental health symptoms present themselves and how receiving the appropriate assistance can drastically improve one's quality of life. I have completed level 1 Gottman training, an externship for emotionally-focused therapy, and training in TF-CBT. All of this has made my work with couples and individuals so much more effective.
What should someone know about working with you?
Prior to the intake appointment, I ask that you complete the intake paperwork. This gives me an opportunity to review it and get an idea of what you are looking for from therapy prior to our first appointment. At the intake appointment, I will confirm and expound upon that information. Following this, we will work together to establish a plan for our therapeutic relationship. We will use this plan to determine if we are making progress. I may assign homework if needed and agreed upon. I enjoy working with clients who are honest with me and themselves and who are also motivated to make some changes.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am always looking for continuing education courses that can improve my ability to help my clients make sense of the relationships in their lives. I also tend to enjoy taking training that is trauma-focused. Previous traumas can have a significant impact on how we relate to one another and how we perceive life. Collaboration with other providers is extremely important when working with clients. I always strive to provide clients with the best care and the best care is well-rounded.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up in a rural area in Virginia. When I went to school, it was pretty obvious that I was a minority. For college, I attended an HBCU where I was surrounded by brilliant minds and they were all people of color! I learned so much about how much culture can vary among people, even though their skin color may be similar. When working in community mental health, I received firsthand experience in how socioeconomic status can impact access to necessities. All of this has helped me develop a deep appreciation for all cultures and life experiences. I am a firm believer that you never know what someone else has been through until you have walked in their shoes.
“I enjoy working with clients who are honest with me and themselves and who are also motivated to make some changes.”