Nina Spadaro

Education

EdD, MS, West Virginia University; BS, Fordham University

Research Interests

Creative incorporation of wellness and mind-body concepts into counseling; teaching kung fu to children and parents as a way of building self-esteem and strengthening families; promoting healthy sexuality; LGBT issues, with strong interest in gender nonconformity; individual psychology (Adlerian); rational emotive behavior therapy; transactional analysis

Background

Dr. Spadaro has spent the bulk of her career as a counselor educator and a clinician. She is dedicated to teaching counseling skills to Walden University students both online and at academic residencies. At academic residencies, it is not unusual to see her carrying around a child’s chair and colorful props that she uses in teaching counseling. This is because she incorporates impact therapy, a creative multisensory approach, in both her counseling and her teaching. Dr. Spadaro has used creative counseling techniques with adults in various settings, including at a federal prison, at a veterans outreach center, in community counseling, in more than 30 years of trainings, and in part-time private practice with individuals, couples, and families. She is a certified distance counselor operating a boutique private practice. Her counseling integrates mind-body techniques including mindfulness, martial arts, yoga, tai chi, and nutrition.

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