Meet Our Therapists

Meet Our Therapist Kristin Nakajima

Kristin Nakajima, MSW

Kristin Nakajima, MSW

Kristin Nakajima, LCSW is a Massachusetts native and recently settled in Wilmington with her husband and daughter. Kristin believes that healing is an organic process that is unique to each. Kristin practices from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy foundation and incorporates mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, guided imagery, art, music, and writing, in her sessions. She values giving emotions opportunity to be expressed on a level that can't be verbalized.  

Kristin's work is anchored in evidenced-based techniques, and she loves working with individuals interested in exploring the range of possibilities outside of traditional talk therapy. She knows that some individuals  benefit from a direct and structured approach, while others may find healing through incorporating expressive techniques. 

"I believe that each person’s experience is unique, personal, and important". - Kristin Nakajima

Kristin has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced grief or loss. She believes that each person’s experience is unique, personal, and important. Events both large and small can elicit a grief response: death, divorce, breakups, loss of a job,  change in job,  death of a fur baby, miscarriage, anniversary of a loss, and more. Individuals struggling with grief often report they don’t know what is wrong. They assume their lives have been irreparably damaged by their loss and cannot imagine feeling better. Grief can feel like it has no end. Kristin has specialized training and experience and knows how to guide individuals from feeling stuck, to living again.


As a former collegiate athlete, Kristin also enjoys working with current and former athletes. She understands the athlete mindset, performance goals, the unique challenges of finding balance as an athlete, and the difficult life transition following retirement from a sport.

Fun Fact: Kristin loves animals. She sings and plays the guitar.


Specialities:

  • New mothers

  • Former and current athletes

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Grief

  • Loss

  • Miscarriage

  • Divorce

  • Loss of a Pet

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T.)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (C.P.T.)

  • Minfulness Based Therapy

UNDERGRADUATE, Kristin received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kenyon College.

GRADUATE,  Kristin received her master’s degree in Science and Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University.