Dr. Nae Mindful Communicator, Master Connector
Therapists are born and then they need all the training they can get.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and I have a Ph.D in Counseling and Somatic Psychotherapy, specifically honoring the mind-body connection.
a wounded healer
I have been in practice since 2008 and the vision of my work is to help people gain awareness of and express their authentic self. As well as reach their full potential, have rich intimate connections and to relieve suffering. I believe that the more connected one is to their authentic self they will have greater connection with others. Awareness of and connection to our authentic selves supports well-being and greater mental health.
A wounded healer with strong emotional and relational intelligence, I help high functioning individuals struggling to map their own journey and overcome their own self-doubt. Sensitive yet straightforward, I ask the unasked questions to get them deep within themselves to self-reflect, discover their truth and own their story. Intuitive, tough, and with a touch of humor, I encourage them to find calm amidst chaos, serenity amidst struggle and hope amidst hopelessness. As they step into their own power, sometimes for the first time ever, I tap into my own “white magic” to bring all the good in the universe into their lives and mine.
I am also constantly adding to my skill base and just finished a 2-year training and did my dissertation research on a cutting edge psychotherapeutic treatment method, The Neuro-affective Relational Model (NARM). NARM works with the patients, psychology, physiology and relational aspects to support new healthier patterns and create increasing capacity for connection and aliveness.
I am humbled daily by my work of being in service to others and it is a great honor and joy.
For fun, I like to paint, exercise, cook and spend time with my husband of 16 years, John Macaluso and adult children; Chandler and Carter Belfort, and Nikki and Allie, and not forgetting, 2 poodles.