Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

About Nicole Charara

About Nicole ChararaMs. Charara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of California. Nicole M. Charara has been providing counseling to children, families, and adults for over 14 years. Her work began in Miami, Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida International University. She then moved on to receive a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Ms. Charara has extensive clinical experience in working with a variety of disorders and treatment needs. Her specialties include anxiety disorders, depressive symptoms, marital issues, and positive parenting techniques. Ms. Charara is trained in several evidence based practices, such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Positive Parenting Program, and The Incredible Years. Ms. Charara has worked with multi-cultural populations in the United States in both California and Florida and is bilingual (English/Spanish), thereby allowing her to provide services to Spanish speaking clients, as well.

Ms. Charara has been involved in research based work, community mental health, and also in the private sector. Her skills and experience in social work, abuse prevention, and therapeutic interventions have enhanced her ability to help those with a variety of treatment needs.

Ms. Charara is providing individual, family, and couples counseling to children and adults. Ms. Charara seeks to assist clients in improving their quality of life by exploring their current struggles and helping them in solving and overcoming them.

Summary of Experience

San Diego Unified School District
Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Center for Psychology, Singapore
Marriage & Family Therapist

San Diego Unified School District
Mental Health Case Worker

The Help Group
Prevention and Early Intervention Coordinator & Bilingual Therapist

Private Practice
Bilingual Therapist

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Bilingual Therapist

UCLA Semel Institute Center for Community Health
Intervention Facilitator

New Directions for Youth
Bilingual Therapist

Peace Games
Program Specialist

Los Angeles Unified School District
Research Assistant

Orlowitz-Lee Children’s Advocacy Center / Kristi House
Case Manager / Outreach Supervisor


Pepperdine University
M.A. Clinical Psychology
Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Florida International University
B.A. Clinical Psychology

Trained in Evidence Based Practices

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Incredible Years Program

License & Professional Affiliations

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

License # MFC 53025

Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Associate of the American Psychological Association

Member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists