Niku (Nick) Ashok Shah

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Any Pronouns with Kindness and Respect

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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Niku (Nick) Ashok Shah

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Any Pronouns with Kindness and Respect

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

111 Fairmount Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 473-2440
Offers online therapy
Website
Announcement icon I am accepting new clients. I meet with clients via telelhealth and in person in my Oakland office.

About

As a queer, 1.5 generation South Asian American therapist, I specialize in providing body-centered psychodynamic therapy to Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, people of color and immigrants of the diasporas. With a relational and inquisitive approach in treatment, I can help you manage depression, anxiety, overwhelm, worry, stress and dis-ease. My hope is to help you heal trauma, manage dissociation, build insight around how your mind works and compassionately transform unhelpful internalized messages. I specialize in working with adults, children and teens.
If you are looking for a therapist with a gentle, skilled, kind-hearted approach, then we may be a good fit. I can meet you with deep empathy as you tell your story and also challenge you when you need. My goal is to help you see the road not taken, integrate your somatic and mind experience as you process, and help you gain access to new paths forward.
I want you to feel better again. And thrive in all of your relationships again. To look for support in one's life is no easy task; especially if you're used to making it on our own. I personally want to extend a deep thank you for reading about how I may support you on your healing journey. Please reach out if you think I can help you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $225 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not work directly with any insurance panels at this time. I can provide a monthly statement for out of network reimbursement.
Email me or call (510) 473-2440 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 133149

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Brainspotting Levels 1 and 2
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Membership: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists / 145910
  • Member Since: 2020

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"Niku approaches therapy with warmth, empathy, and deep insight. His commitment and thoughtfulness create ease and safety for his clients."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

111 Fairmount Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 473-2440
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Codependency
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Gujarati
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Niku (Nick) Ashok Shah

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT