Nahal C Kaivan

Psychologist, PhD

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Nahal C Kaivan

Psychologist, PhD


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Offers video and phone sessions

Nahal C. Kaivan, Ph.D.
911 Broad Street
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(984) 223-4653

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Announcement icon I offer video therapy in an effort to sustain care and support clients during these trying and uncertain times.
Many of my clients relate to the experience of feeling "othered", different or as existing outside of culturally-constructed margins. In our increasingly isolationist world, feeling different or other is becoming a common experience. While many things may remind us of our difference, or "non-normativity", in therapy I aim to collaboratively uncover and identify the worth and purpose that I believe exist in all humxn beings. I believe that all concerns, struggles, challenges, curiosities and explorations brought to therapy are related to relationships--the relationship we have with ourselves and other people. Often, clients express a need for deep connection and goals involve enhancing relationships, identifying emotions, coping more effectively with emotions, and nourishing self-worth and confidence. Research on therapeutic effectiveness has repeatedly demonstrated that therapeutic relationship is the principle determinant of positive therapeutic outcome. Thus, when I first meet clients, client-therapist relationship and chemistry is the primary emphasis and catalyst for change.
My therapy style combines interpersonal, ecological, family systems and behavioral tools in an effort to understand, embrace and uplift multiple ways of being. I believe that we learn how to relate to other people and ourselves based on what we observe in our relationships early in life. In therapy, I work with clients to cultivate an understanding of self that is compassionate, rather than pathological or problem-focused. By developing a warm, empathic, trusting and collaborative relationship with clients, together, we explore how clients can take risks by relating differently & naming needs.
I am a scholar-practitioner which means that I teach what I practice, I engage in inquiry or research to inform my clinical work and I integrate research into my therapeutic practice. I believe that my passion for teaching and research enhance my ability to be an informed, effective therapist. My clients often report that they find the integration of knowledge and education empowering and informative in therapy. However, I rely first on the wisdom that I believe all humxn beings possess and encourage curiosity in all aspects of your search, beginning with finding the right therapist.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Washington State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • License and State: 5398 North Carolina

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NC Psychology Board / 5398
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Nahal C. Kaivan, Ph.D.
911 Broad Street
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(984) 223-4653
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Cities:
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Website
Specialties
  • Racial Identity
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • heterosexism, feeling Othered, oppression
  • trauma associated with dominant cultural norms
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Farsi, Spanish, some Arabic and some French
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020
Nahal C Kaivan, PhD, Psychologist in Durham

Nahal C Kaivan

Psychologist, PhD