Nefertiti Nowell is a Psychoanalyst in Chicago, Illinois who specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma. She works with individual adults across the lifespan, as well as couples.
In her couples work, Dr. Nowell utilizes Gottman strategies; she is Gottman Level-3 certified, and makes use of both Gottman assessment tools as well as tools that she herself has put together over the years. She helps couples who are facing issues like communication and financial stressors, and she works with couples of all types and orientations.
Dr. Nowell is a certified trauma specialist, having received over a dozen certifications in treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychoanalytic work where helpful and relevant to the client’s progress. She also works with clients who are facing a life transition, such as entering retirement.
Dr. Nowell cares deeply for each of her clients, approaching their experience in therapy from a holistic standpoint. In addition to setting measurable goals in treatment, she also ensures clients are doing well from a wellness standpoint. She has offices in both Naperville and Chicago, where she looks forward to welcoming you.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Dr. Nowell offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at her Naperville practice location.
Private practice, 2004 - Present
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"She listened, and I am hopeful that she can help us! "- Zencare client • June 2020