Nina DiTommaso, PhD, LPC/MHSP – S, NCC, CCMHC

Director of Operations

Dr. Nina DiTommaso is a firm believer in the total health of the individual, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. These four domains represent the different domains included in the wellness model of counseling. Nina’s goal is to help her clients become the best possible version of themselves they can be. Nina states, “Regardless of their past experiences and trauma, I help my clients learn how to process through all the hurt and pain, challenge and reframe their negative cognitions, and regain control over their emotions and behavior, in order to achieve life goals, and ultimately become successful in life.” Nina utilizes an eclectic approach with her clients, meeting her clients where they are in their stage of change and personal journey towards self-actualization. Her main theoretical approaches are grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Counseling. She pulls in a variety of techniques and skills including family systems approach, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Nina attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and her PhD in Counselor Education, with a graduate certificate in grief, loss, and trauma. Nina is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Mental Health Service Provider, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Tennessee. Nina is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Nina has over 20 years of clinical experience, providing individual, group, couples, and family counseling for clients. Nina specializes in substance abuse, and other addiction issues. Nina also has experience conducting alcohol and drug assessments, mental health assessments, and professional evaluations. Nina has worked in several treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. Nina taught college level courses at the University of Tennessee for five years while earning her PhD. Nina is a motivational speaker and has provided educational seminars and workshops at conferences, for companies, and in educational settings at the local, regional, and national level. Nina currently serves as the Regional Clinical Director for Tennessee at LifeStance Health. In her free time, Nina enjoys spending time with her daughters, lifting weights at the gym, and traveling.