Nasim Chatha



Nasim aims to hold space for the complexity and contradictions of life with sensitivity and presence. She strives to listen closely, and to attend to patients’ myriad identities from a place of humbleness and care. Her work is trauma-informed, sex-positive, and is informed by social justice principles.


Nasim’s theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, which means she works with patients to understand how early relationships and formative experiences shape their experience of the present. Previously, she has worked with college students, and with people who hear voices and have beliefs that others find strange. She enjoys working with all kinds of patients to alleviate the suffering that brought them into therapy.

Education and Training

MSW • Smith College

BA • Politics and Comparative Literature • Oberlin College

Areas of Specialization


Anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, substance use and abuse

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Trauma informed

  • Anti-racist

  • Transfeminist