Nitasha Strait M.Ed., MA, MFT, Ph.D candidate

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Couples, Individual, and Sex Therapist
Work Phone: 215 922 5683 x2

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Nitasha Strait, M.Ed., MA, MFT provides individual, couples, and sex therapy. She specializes with issues such as sexual function/dysfunction, relational issues, anxiety, depression, and major life adjustments. She has an eclectic style of therapy pulling from attachment, experiential, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral theories. Nitasha helps her clients navigate their emotional and behavioral experiences in a healthier, more positive way, resulting in an increased awareness and purpose in their lives. In addition to talk therapy, Nitasha also recommends events throughout the Philadelphia area, adding depth to the therapeutic experience. 

Nitasha received her MA degree from La Salle University in Clinical-Counseling Psychology specializing in Couples and Family Therapy, and is expected to be licensed in the Summer of 2016. She received her M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and has continued on as a Ph.D. candidate. Nitasha’s dissertation work is looking at diabetic patients’ level of comfort in talking about sexuality with their healthcare provider. Nitasha has also studied briefly in Amsterdam, Netherlands at the Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, as well as the Gender Clinic at Vrije Universiteit. 

Nitasha has 6-years of experience in therapy. She has been with the Center For Growth since 2013. She also holds an adjunct professor position at Temple University within the Psychology department. Nitasha volunteers her time as a “sexpert” for Juicebox, a sex education phone app targeted to help adolescent and young adults get their sexuality questions answered anonymously and accurately.

Nitasha previously worked at Northeast Treatment Center, Family Therapy Treatment Program under PHMC, and Greater Philadelphia Health Action doing both in-home and outpatient intensive family and individual therapy. She has hosted an interprofessional meeting of physical therapy, nursing, sex educators/therapy, and social work students at Widener University.