About Jeanine “Nina” Scott Barela, LMHC

Jeanine “Nina” Scott Barela, LMHC


Nina (she/her) believes that everyone has the incredible gift of resilience. She has over a decade’s worth of post-Master’s experience working in the mental health field including working with children and adults in crisis, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals with a history of trauma, anxiety and depression. She has extensive knowledge and experience with crisis intervention, trauma informed care, individual and group therapy, and effective treatment planning. Nina has worked with children, adolescents and adults who are survivors of trauma and abuse.

Nina began her behavioral health career providing services for women and children at a Domestic Violence shelter. During that time Nina worked with women and children survivors of interpersonal violence and provided individual and group therapy support and psychosocial groups, to transition individuals to a life free from abuse.

After earning a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University, Nina worked with adults and children experiencing crisis and provided crisis de-escalation and individual therapy for adults and children with severe and persistent mental illness. She also provided intensive individual and group therapy services to individuals with anxiety, depression and survivors of trauma in residential treatment. During this time Nina qualified as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and completed specialized training in various trauma-focused therapy modalities.

Nina is a certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Rapid Resolution Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in her work with clients. Nina currently specializes in working with individuals who are survivors of trauma, and individuals who are experiencing depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.

Nina’s therapeutic approach is to provide a safe and empathic place for individuals to explore themselves and their emotional difficulties. Once issues have been identified through collaborative treatment planning, Nina takes the role of empowering individuals with coping skills and tools in order to effectively manage their emotional discord. As your therapist she will foster and nurture your own resilience so that you can find within yourself the power to heal. By empowering you with the tools you need to mitigate symptoms, your difficulties can be resolved. You do not have to continue to struggle alone. Nina can provide you with the setting to hear you and guide you to wellness.


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH#12748
  • Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist
  • Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rapid Resolution Therapy

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