Looking to improve or change aspects of your life? As an experienced therapist with background in many areas, I can help you. Through our collaboration you will gain greater insight and self-awareness. You will learn new strategies to effectively handle the challenges you may be facing. My goal is to help you enjoy a greater sense of well-being and satisfaction in your relationships, career and home.

Dr. Nadia Mishael

I provide the following services:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couple and Family Counseling
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Assessment and Counseling for Bariatric Surgery
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Online Counseling

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and client. My goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are concerning you. I will help you take the necessary steps to find resolutions and achieve your goals.


Adolescent Counseling

Adolescence is a pivotal time, encompassing many changes in development. In their striving for independence, many adolescents pull away from their parents, and it becomes a critical time for them to connect with a supportive adult. When adolescents are able to process their thoughts and feelings in counseling, they have an improved ability to make healthy and productive choices.

Adolescent Counseling

Couple and Family Counseling

The goal of couple and family counseling is to improve relationships by helping achieve mutual understanding, cooperation and satisfaction. Learning effective communication skills enhances relationships and overall happiness of all involved.

Couple and Family Therapy

Assessment and Counseling for Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery (laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass) offers patients the opportunity to experience significant weight loss that can be maintained. Unlike traditional diets where risks are low and discontinuation can occur any time, bariatric surgery has inherent risks and requires long-term behavioral changes afterward. Therefore, patients typically are required to complete a thorough evaluation, including psychological assessment, to determine their appropriateness for surgery. Patients also benefit from supportive group and individual counseling post-surgery to maintain health changes in their lives.

Bariatric surgery

Clinical Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a treatment that has been used and approved by the American and British Medical Associations for over 60 years. For many people who unsuccessfully try to control or change things through will power, clinical hypnosis can be a very powerful and successful treatment choice. Hypnosis is effective because unlike will power, it works on the sub-conscious mind as well as the conscious mind to target desired goals. Contrary to common myths about hypnosis, you are completely in control during the hypnosis experience. Hypnosis can bring about dramatic changes. Please contact me if you would like more information about hypnosis.

Issues commonly addressed with hypnosis:

  • Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Weight Management
  • Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Habit Control - i.e. Nail Biting

Online Counseling

Much like in-person sessions, online or virtual counseling is an effective way to receive support and assistance from the comfort of your own home. Online counseling is appealing to clients who view it as a convenient and accessible alternative to traditional face-to-face counseling.


Contact me for a free phone consultation.

You can also contact Dr. Nadia Mishael by email or phone (310) 470-6444.