Éva Nicolas, PsyD
Dr. Éva Nicolas has joined the Willow team to specialize in the treatment of OCD and anxiety-related disorders under the expertise of Dr. Tejal Jakatdar. Éva recognizes the immense courage it takes to seek mental health support. She views therapy as a collaborative process which begins with building rapport, and guiding her clients as they set goals based on their individualized needs and towards measurable change. Éva’s blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and client-centered approach highlights evidence-based interventions, compassion, non-judgement, and encouragement. She particularly enjoys working with adults and their families as they reach milestones and experience significant life events. Éva strives to help her clients gain the tools they need to thrive and feel empowered to face future life challenges.
Éva’s multicultural background has instructed her passion for bringing awareness to the intersection of culture and social diversity in her work as a clinician. She was born in France and grew up in Tokyo, Barcelona, and San Francisco. Éva graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco. She moved to Arizona to challenge herself and experience a new cultural milieu, where she completed her predoctoral internship in an inpatient crisis recovery unit, and her fellowship in a community behavioral health outpatient clinic. Éva has a breadth of experience treating demographically, culturally, and diagnostically diverse populations. She is committed to providing empirically-supported treatment methods, and she has trained in evidence-based practices including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and structural family therapy. Having developed a strong foundation, Éva is looking forward to focusing on depth with respect to CBT and exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OC spectrum and anxiety disorders. Éva has fulfilled all licensure requirements with the Boards of Psychology in California and Arizona; She will soon be a licensed clinical psychologist in both states. In her spare time, Éva enjoys traveling, sailing, going to music festivals, and exploring quirky events in her community.