Nina Tomkiewicz, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 94268) in the state of California. Using a client-centered approach, Nina provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to engage in their inner work. She believes that the therapeutic space is best used to learn to love ourselves unconditionally for the person we are while creating change towards the life we want to live.
Nina earned her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from San Diego State University in 2017 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley in 2011. In between her two degrees, Nina spent time living and working as a Chef at Buddhist retreat centers where she cultivated skills of mindfulness, meditation, and vegetarian cuisine.
While studying for her MSW, Nina completed her first-year internship at Cornerstone, a mental health clinic which provided therapeutic services to children and youth experiencing mild to moderate mental illness such as anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorder. She completed her second-year internship at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla in their Trauma department. Since earning her MSW in 2017, Nina continued to work as a Medical Social Worker in both a hospice and hospital setting. She has experience working with those struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, domestic violence, homelessness, trauma, grief, end of life, and physical disabilities. She is also skilled with case management and advanced care planning. Her work has been informed by the techniques of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication. At Personal Evolution Psychotherapy, Nina uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work with children, families, teens, couples, and adults.