Shayda Nematollahi, MS, NCC, LAPC, C.Ht

Co-Founder | Creative Director | Women’s Psychotherapist
Email:shayda@healatl.com
Phone: 833-HEAL-ATL ext. 2

Shayda Nematollahi is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor and certified clinical hypnotherapist. She earned her dual Masters Degree specializing in Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at Barry University in Miami Shores. Shayda also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and is currently working toward her Ph.D in Mind Body Medicine with a specialization in Integrative Mental Health at Saybrook University.

Shayda specializes in working with female individuals, ages 15 & up. She uses a strength-based and holistic approach focusing on the whole self - mind, body, and spirit. Embracing a holistic view of human psychology, Shayda incorporates several modalities into her work with clients including CBT, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches such as breath-work and meditation. Shayda helps you find and implement self-care practices and rituals into your daily life that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.  Additionally, as a certified clinical hypnotherapist, Shayda frequently uses hypnotherapy to facilitate positive change with clients. She works with a wide range of presenting concerns including, self-esteem & self-image, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional blockages, dissolving limiting beliefs & emotional patterns, transition and adjustment issues. As a child of immigrants and first generation Persian-American, Shayda is aware of the challenges that come along with growing up with two cultures and she is a culturally sensitive therapist. Culturally sensitive therapy emphasizes the therapist's understanding of a client’s background, ethnicity, and belief system. Shayda welcomes women from all cultures, religious & spiritual backgrounds and world views. She incorporates cultural sensitivity into her work to accommodate and respect differences in opinions, values, and attitudes of various cultures.   

Shayda is compassionate, patient, easy-going and nonjudgmental.  She believes that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative process in which the therapist and client work together to bring about positive change and growth. She believes there is no "cookie cutter" approach to wellness and will tailor a specific plan to address your particular areas for healing, growth, and transformation. Shayda has a knack for putting people at ease and is particularly skilled at engaging individuals who may feel doubtful or uncertain about therapy. She seeks to help every client identify and use their own unique strengths to experience empowerment and create meaning in their lives. She aspires to help clients find renewed humor and joy, all while regaining control of their lives; leaving them feeling centered, balanced, and confident. Together you will find the tools you need to move forward, feel better than before and clear the root of your issues.-

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Shayda is passionate about all things self-care. She enjoys slow mornings, matcha lattes, yoga, meditating and spending quality time with her husband and two mutts, Mako and Xerxes. Outside of therapy she spends most of her time researching self-care practices for her doctoral studies, reading and inspiring us through her creative, colorful & uplifting instagram feed as an online wellness influencer.

Shayda operates under the direction of Brittany Hewitt, MA, LPC and under the clinical supervision of Annie Kelahan, LPC.

Education

  • Present: Doctoral Student | Mind Body Medicine | Saybrook University | Oakland, California

  • Masters of Science | Dual Specialization Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Barry University | Miami Shores, Florida

  • Bachelor’s of Science | Psychology | University of Georgia | Athens, Georgia

Licensing | Certifications

  • Licensed Associate Professional Counselor | Georgia Secretary of State | #APC005847

  • National Certified Counselor | National Board of Certified Counselors | #882047

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist | Saybrook University

Memberships

  • Current Professional Member of American Counseling Association

  • Current Professional Member of Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia

  • Current Student Member of the National Wellness Institute

  • Chi Sigma Iota Academic & Professional Honor Society | Former Beta Upsilon Chapter President 

Languages

  • English

  • Farsi

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You have everything that you need within yourself. Give yourself permission to live the life you've always wanted. Step into who are meant to be, let go of what is holding you back. This is the beginning of the most important relationship you will ever have, the relationship with yourself.

- Shayda Nematollahi, M.S., LAPC, NCC, CHt