Shahla Nikpour is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that holds active licenses in the states of Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Shahla holds two Master’s Degrees, she is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and holds her second Master’s in clinical social work.

Shahla has over a decade experience of working with domestic violence survivors, supporting children, adolescents, and adults with recovery from complex post traumatic disorder. Most importantly, Ms. Nikpour is a survivor of Narcissistic Abuse and understands the complex nuisances of this epidemic. Shahla has lived through narcissistic abuse and she gets it!

Trauma happens to people in many ways, but the experience nonetheless is a significant wound we feel. Trauma is complex and intense. Trauma is a reminder of negative stories that we believe are true. People’s pain and anguish can be in all forms; sometimes the damage is visible and sometimes the wounds are not visible. Regardless of what someone has experienced, all wounds need to be healed and treated from the inside out.


  • Master of Science in Creative Arts Therapy from The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
  • Master of Social Work from Hunter College of Social Work, New York.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Social Work with Adolescents-New York University School of Social Work 2011.
  • Recipient of 2010 “Above and Beyond Employee Award”- Morris Heights Health Center.
  • Graduated with Honors from Hunter College of Social Work.
  • Graduated with Honors from the Pratt Institute
  • Honors and awarded “All University Curriculum Award” University of Hartford.
  • Hunter College of Social Work-MSW One Year Residency Program, Diploma Awarded January 2010.
  • The Pratt Institute, Master of Science in Creative Arts Therapy, Diploma Awarded October 2006.
  • University of Hartford, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance, Diploma Awarded May 2001.
  • Featured On:
  • Contributing writer for the Daily Drip – an organization supporting female entrepreneurs in South Florida. 


  • Currently a licensed Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida.


  • NASW-FL (The National Association of Social Workers – Florida).

Areas Shahla Can Work In:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Virginia

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