Nina Firooz (She/Her/Hers)


Hi there, I'm Nina! I'm a queer, cis woman of color (Persian) whose therapy practice is centered around LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My passion, education, and experience is in working with the LGBTQ population. I specialize in working with LGBTQ Christians who are reconciling faith, sexuality, and gender. I also have extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ folks who struggle with addiction and are navigating their recovery journeys.

My Background and Approach

I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and graduated through their LGBT Specialization. I became a therapist to give back specifically to my queer community. Being that the LGBTQ+ community struggles with addiction 2-3 times more than the general population, it was important to me to gain knowledge and experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, in which I consistently worked over the course of 8 years, including being the clinical director at an LGBTQ-specific treatment facility. I am now in full-time private practice. I also recognize the traumatization of our community from a spiritual lens, for LGBTQ-identified folks who are both inside and outside of Christian-based churches and communities. I am very passionate about working with LGBTQ+ folks who are looking to heal religious and spiritual trauma.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the inherent resiliency of humanity, and even more so for folks who have been marginalized by the heteronormative, cisnormative, white-priviledged patriarchy that is our society (in the US, at least). I believe that as a member of the queer community, I can use my gifts to help elevate and lift up others. I believe that people who seek out therapy are some of the strongest people in the world and I truly love what I have been taught from both sides of "the couch". I believe TERFS are not feminists, I believe trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary folks don't have to express their gender 'androgynously' to be valid, and I believe that no one is free until we are all free. I also believe in the power of music, baseball, board games, and all things nerdy.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Farsi
  • Rate: $120 - 170/session


4242345646 Email Nina
4910 Van Nuys Blvd.
Suite 301
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
2502 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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