Nadia Padurets, LMFT
pronouns: she, her, hers
Available Wednesdays – Saturdays (including evenings)
Anxiety & Trauma-Focused Therapy for Adults & Teens
Healing from Abuse or Unhealthy Relationships in adulthood or childhood
Couples Therapy: Communication & Rebuilding Trust
Sex Therapy: For couples & Individuals
Family Therapy: Parenting support, Therapy for adolescents
I help people work through the hardest times of their life or relationship to a place of joy and love.
You can experience more fulfillment in your life and relationships! I’m here to support you.
I’m the type of therapist who listens deeply to understand what you are going through and then offers compassion and guidance to help you get to a better place.
Life can be filled with nonsense, and therapy should be a place where you know someone is going to be real with you.
My clients tell me I’m compassionate and a great listener…AND they also appreciate that I can be direct and will support them tirelessly in helping them find the tools and skills they need to get to a better place.
A joke in our office is that I go out and buy at least three new books a month to better support my clients. I want to learn everything there is to know about how to help people thrive…and I pass that knowledge on generously to you.
We all have stuff in our lives that can cause pain, stress, or conflict in our relationships.
Hard stuff we’ve gone through, family dynamics that pop up and stress us out each holiday season, things that our parents said or did that we swore we’d never replicate only to notice that…easier said than done.
In therapy, I help people work through this pain, stress, and chaos of life so they can have more joy, fulfillment, and love.
Sometimes that looks like talking through the hard stuff, sometimes it means understanding our own thoughts and feelings better so we don’t get stuck in negative patterns, and sometimes it looks like finding new ways to communicate or take care of ourselves.
In therapy, I use leading psychological practices such as CBT, trauma-informed techniques and emotionally focused couples therapy.
You know how sometimes when you open up to someone it feels like they are judging you, waiting to tell you what they think you should do, or not so much wanting to support you—but just waiting to tell you their own story and make it about them?
That’s not what it will feel like with me.
I also know that you’re coming to me cause you are in PAIN, so we’ll prioritize finding ways out of that pain.
I will create a welcoming space in therapy where I can get to know you and we can collaborate so that you can get to a better place.
You deserve support and understanding—I would be honored to help you.
You have my full attention and care.
I want all my clients to know that I will create a safe-space for them. All races, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, genders, gender-identities, all people are welcome here.
My areas of expertise are:
Trauma and Anxiety
Prior to coming to work at Love Heal Grow Counseling, I was a trauma therapist at UC Davis. If you have experienced a traumatic event, you might be experiencing negative thoughts, overwhelming feelings, trouble sleeping or just feeling really stuck in your life. I have supported people healing from abuse in their relationships, sexual assault or trauma (recent or even decades in the past), and sudden loss of a loved one. What you went through is terrible–there are ways out of this pain and I hope you reach out for support.
Even when we can’t pinpoint an exact trauma, we might experience lots of overwhelming stress, anxiety or worry. I love supporting people in finding ways out of this worry and stress so that they can lead happier lives.
When I first went back to school to become a therapist, I dreamed of working with couples to build stronger relationships. I feel so privileged that I now get to support couples on a daily basis at Love Heal Grow.
It never fails to amaze me when I see my couples get out of their negative and disconnected actions to a place of joy and connection. If you want to find your way out of arguments, work on a better emotional connection, heal from infidelity or betrayal, or even find a way to better sex, I would love to support you!
Support for the Medical/Healthcare Community
I’ve worked at both Kaiser and UC Davis as a therapist and just about every member of my immediate family is a medical professional. You might say I know a thing or two about the toll that working in medicine and hospitals takes on people. You work tirelessly to care for others–and stress, overwhelm, and even frustrations with the workplace may be impacting you. I will listen compassionately and help you identify key skills to cope so you can enjoy life and leave the work stress where it belongs…at work.
And on a personal note…
I am a wife and mother of four beautiful children.
I moved to the United States in my teens and have since been happily married for decades and have raised 4 children. I know both the difficulties and joys of keeping our relationships strong and creating a happy home. My proudest life moments include becoming a US Citizen, receiving my Master’s degree, seeing the progress in the lives of my clients, and above all else my marriage and raising my children. When I’m not working or spending time with loved ones, you might find me listening to music or true crime podcasts, connecting with nature, or watching funny videos.
Articles by Nadia
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #120454 and
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4318: Registered to practice psychotherapy in California
Supervised by Megan Negendank, LMFT #93259
M.A., Marital and Family Therapy: Brandman University
B.A., Psychology: Brandman University
Esther Perel on Intimacy & Infidelity in Couples Therapy
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels I & II (in progress)
Effective Telehealthy therapy with Dr. Susan Johnson: Using EFT Techniques Online
The Healing Power of Emotion
Putting Attachment Theory into Practice
Mastering Telehealth and Anxiety Treatment in the Age of Social Distancing
Racialized Trauma, Cultural Somatics Training & Institute
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Currently studying Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy