Hi, I’m Neila!
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) committed to working with couples, individuals, and families. In addition to perinatal care, my clinical interests include infertility, infidelity, interracial/interfaith/intercultural couples, self and identity development, journey to self-compassion, and sexual trauma.
I believe you guide our work and I’m here to collaborate with you to shape our therapeutic process to meet our goals. Therapy is challenging and unique to each person, giving me the opportunity to integrate a number of interventions, such as communication skill-building, emotional regulation, and exploration of self. As an Algerian-American, I understand how complex human identities are, so I approach our work by using a strengths-based systemic lens to identify and deepen my understanding of the intersection of your identities.
My passion for perinatal care stems from mental health’s prevalence across the holistic biopsychosocial/spiritual continua of human experience. I recognize that health, environment and cognitive factors all influence a person’s perception of themselves and their relationships. I have a deep desire to be a part of a field that brings about an opportunity to help people find physical and emotional wholeness, stability, and their truest self.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapist from Northwestern University’s The Family Institute spring 2021. I have received specialized training with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and integrative systemic therapy. In addition to my clinical training, I have worked with sexual assault/intimate partner violence advocacy.