Nyla Whitehead, MS., CDVP

Nyla Whitehead, MS., CDVP

Nyla Whitehead is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (IMT3466). She has received her Masters degree in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University where she served as the President of the Masters in Family Therapy Club. She is also a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Certified Domestic Violence Professional (2018-1497).

Growing up in Chicago as a bi-racial white and African American woman, Nyla has seen cultural and economic differences among varying communities. Her personal experiences have encouraged her to devote her life to helping others. Since 2009, Nyla has worked with teens and adults from culturally diverse backgrounds in various settings including child welfare, sexual assault, domestic violence, violence intervention and prevention, and healthcare agencies. Following her passion, Nyla became a therapist to help people feel more satisfied in their relationships by loving themselves, choosing healthy attachments, communicating effectively, and setting boundaries that honor themselves and others in a culturally-sensitive manner.

Nyla’s work experience and training helps her to view human concerns within various systems or contexts. She provides collaborative consultation that honors the values and wisdom of those seeking therapy.  Her practice gleans from Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and is based on openness to and in support of cultural diversity as well as faith.

Specialties:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Healthy and Toxic Relationships
  • Break Ups
  • Self-Esteem
  • Attachment
  • Abandonment 
  • Boundaries
  • Empowerment

Trainings and Certifications:

  • 40 Hours of Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training
  • 51 Hours of Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Training
  • Certified Domestic Violence Professional