Integrative Mental Health Practice and Consultation
Cognitive Assessment and Reports
Positive Behavioral Assessment and Reports
School Assessment and Reports
Somatic Therapy & Sensory Regulation
Integrative Health & Nutrition
Internal Systems Trauma Therapy
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Advocacy Letters and Resourcing
Adults - Teens - Children - Siblings - Families
Neurodevelopmental Disorders [Autism, ADHD/ ADD, +]
Complex Medical Conditions
Social Development / Social Anxiety
Nadine Wilches LCSW CMHIMP
We will work together to inform an understanding of strengths and needs and design a custom treatment plan. We will work together to equip you with the tools you need to perform at your best. We integrate several different highly effective therapeutic, health and wellness techniques to meet each person's goals. This is a practice focused on assessment, resourcing, and treatment planning which equips patients with a set of tools to build capacity.
We partner with schools to co-design an individualized sustainable preventive mental health program using an integrative and systemic framework grounded in research to measurably and profoundly decrease mental health risks and educator burnout. Through extensive research and practice, I have designed a 5-Elements model to promote mental wellness to get ahead of the problems.
Nadine Wilches, LCSW PLLC
Nadine is a champion of systemic interventions and interweaves treatments into the practice to optimize the outcomes. She does so by tapping into sensory regulation, emotional regulation, brain functioning, and wellness strategies. Nadine has over 18 years of experience in clinical and program management and strategic development particularly in working with adult, child and family trauma as well as co-occurring neurodevelopmental, medical or neurological conditions and mental health symptoms. She has training in internal family systems therapy (ISF), to help repair the burdens carried by parts of us that can manifest as anger, sadness, anxiety and other dysregulated labels. Nadine also works from a family systems lens to support each external part of the individual or family system repair and function better. She has trained professionals at Universities, Hospital Psychiatric Departments, Organizations and School Programs. Nadine graduated with top honors from Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Services and has worked abroad supporting community and children's educational programs in 3 different countries. In the United States, she has helped shape non-profit programs in foster care, the criminal court (victim-services), non-public schools, and community and home-based programs. Nadine is energized by challenges and has a fearless determination for success and trust in her patients. She creates a safe and inclusive environment for patients who each bring their unique identity to sessions. Nadine enjoys meeting people of different cultural backgrounds and traveling.
I work with all ages and mental health symptoms including anxiety, trauma, phobias and complex family and relational dynamics. I specialize in adult and child emotional dysregulation caused by trauma or other life effents as well as family systems, children with neurodevelopmental, medical and neurological conditions that impact their mental health. I integrate physical activities and sensory techniques that activate the bodies natural chemical responses to reduce the need for medication. I also use expressive arts as an effective tool to relieve stress, improve mood and increase communication. I have a specialized parent-child-interaction-therapy program through in-home video and I offer periodic group treatment.
My work is systemic- focusing not just on the individual and family but school, work, and other major life networks. I also work to consult with schools to support children and families from a preventive and response approach to reduce and eliminate bullying, isolation, school drop out and lower risk of suicide and shootings. I am able to travel for these consultations.
I use evidenced-based practices and evidence-informed decision making through data driven evaluation.
I also use Cognitive Testing through Cambridge Brain Sciences, Photobiomodulation, Herbs, Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, Yoga, Neuroflow and Heartmath to support patients progress among other tech tools and apps.
Schools are in a unique position to move beyond SEL and integrate promotive mental wellness strategies that actually prevent mental health issues, behavioral problems, and burnout.
Teachers are overwhelmed by students' range of needs and issues. They are not taught in school how to handle these emotional reactions and behaviors and certainly not while teaching a full class. Administrators also haven't been given the tools to guide and support teachers with this either, while parents are doing their best from home with no handbook.
This program provides training, coaching and consutlation on the 5-Elements Model to design an individualized implementation plan for each school equip with strategies, resources, tools, community integration, and the capacity to continue the program year over year toward advancement. We can help teachers and administrators maintain a sense of purpose and drive given a wide range of student needs. Students are given tools but so are the teachers!
Nadine has integrated best practices across evidenced-based therapies and new research and coupled that with her years of experience working with schools and children and families to bring this program to your schools. It is easy to implement, knowing you want new programs but need to be able to learn them quickly and easily. The program is trauma-informed and culturally competent to integrate into any school or program.