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Shahla Nikpour Psychotherapy, LCSW

Shahla is an LCSW and creative arts therapist who specializes in narcissistic abuse recovery, depression, anxiety, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. She works with adolescents and adults in the Miami-Dade area. She helps you rebuild your resiliency and find the life and meaningful connections that you have been striving for.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
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“This is your process and we will explore any modality that will help you find the tools and skills to live presently and lovingly in your life!”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have spent several years working in New York City and Miami with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. I am proficient in working with and understanding narcissistic abuse and the complexities of trauma that happen during or after a toxic relationship. I have lived and breathed through these painful experiences and I am passionate about creating new stories and narratives with my clients. I have a master’s degree from the Pratt Institute in dance/movement therapy and previously had my LCAT license in New York. I believe in utilizing many different modalities when treating my clients. Yes, therapy can be a creative process! This is your process and we will explore any modality that will help you find the tools and skills to live presently and lovingly in your life!
What should someone know about working with you?
I always offer a free 15-minute consultation to get a sense of who you are and allow you to get a sense of who I am. I do these via phone or my HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. It's important that you get a sense of how I work. I am a clinically-trained psychotherapist but also specialize in person-centered, dialectical behavior, and cognitive behavioral therapies as well as mindfulness for children, adolescents, and adults. I am open to trying new modalities that make you feel empowered in your therapeutic journey.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am actively involved in the Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Alliance and I recently attended their international summit. I truly believe that there is a melting pot of wonderful clinicians that add to understanding the complexities of narcissistic abuse. I am pursuing my training in EMDR to further help people access the tools that help them.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have lived through narcissistic abuse and I get it! Trauma happens to people in many ways, but the experience nonetheless is a significant wound we feel. Trauma is complex and intense. Trauma is a reminder of negative stories that we believe are true. People's pain and anguish can be in all forms; sometimes the damage is visible and sometimes the wounds are not visible. Regardless of what someone has experienced, all wounds need to be healed and treated from the inside out.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am embracing this new vigor that we are taking on in terms of making sure that everyone values and appreciates the importance of mental health, and I am excited to see so many wonderful therapists, doctors, teachers, and mentors continually contributing to this field.
“Regardless of what someone has experienced, all wounds need to be healed and treated from the inside out.”
Interested in speaking with Shahla?