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a woman whose story resembles yours.

As a 22-year-old, Nadine never could have understood what she was committing to when marrying Jordan Belfort, the fraudulent stockbroker infamously known as the Wolf of Wall Street.

Their eight-year marriage began as a fairytale, filled with romantic dinners, expensive gifts, and lavish parties. But once they were bonded, Jordan’s ‘mask’ began to slip and acts of infidelity, narcissistic abuse, insatiable greed, and uncontrollable drug addiction became Nadine’s living nightmare. Nadine naively believed that their connection was real, and that her love could save him, so she remained trauma-bonded until the pain of their relationship became too much to bear. It would be decades before she realized her story resembled thousands of other women’s relational experiences.

a woman whose story resembles yours.

As a 22-year-old, Nadine never could have understood what she was committing to when marrying Jordan Belfort, the fraudulent stockbroker infamously known as the Wolf of Wall Street.

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Their eight-year marriage began as a fairytale, filled with romantic dinners, expensive gifts, and lavish parties. But once they were bonded, Jordan’s ‘mask’ began to slip and acts of infidelity, narcissistic abuse, insatiable greed, and uncontrollable drug addiction became Nadine’s living nightmare. Nadine naively believed that their connection was real, and that her love could save him, so she remained trauma-bonded until the pain of their relationship became too much to bear. It would be decades before she realized her story resembled thousands of other women’s relational experiences.
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everything changed when she began therapy…

At 30, Nadine packed up her kids and her curtains and left Jordan, relocating to Los Angeles, California.

She began a transformative process of intensive therapy and deep self-reflection, which required facing her pain, admitting, and owning her mistakes, and reconnecting with the authentic self she’d lost due to Jordan’s abuse. Through her own healing, a passion for helping others was born. She returned to school at 39 to become a psychotherapist, and ten years later, graduated with a PhD in Counseling and Somatic Psychology.
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At 30, Nadine packed up her kids and her curtains and left Jordan, relocating to Los Angeles, California.

She began a transformative process of intensive therapy and deep self-reflection, which required facing her pain, admitting, and owning her mistakes, and reconnecting with the authentic self she’d lost due to Jordan’s abuse. Through her own healing, a passion for helping others was born. She returned to school at 39 to become a psychotherapist, and ten years later, graduated with a PhD in Counseling and Somatic Psychology.

everything changed when she began therapy…

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and then she found her passion and purpose.

Dr. Nae’s private practice quickly flooded with women recounting an all-too-familiar story of abuse with a pathological partner.

Her goal of helping people develop healthy relationships took on a life of its own as she realized that trauma bonds were increasingly prevalent and destroying the lives of hundreds of women. Nadine embarked on a twelve-year journey of learning about domestic violence. She combined her academic background with her experience and that of her patients’, eventually leading her to become an industry expert in narcissistic abuse, trauma bonds, and complex PTSD.
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and then she found her passion and purpose.

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Dr. Nae’s private practice quickly flooded with women recounting an all-too-familiar story of abuse with a pathological partner.

Her goal of helping people develop healthy relationships took on a life of its own as she realized that trauma bonds were increasingly prevalent and destroying the lives of hundreds of women. Nadine embarked on a twelve-year journey of learning about domestic violence. She combined her academic background with her experience and that of her patients’, eventually leading her to become an industry expert in narcissistic abuse, trauma bonds, and complex PTSD.

now she wants to help you …

Her combined thirty years’ experience have led Dr. Nae to produce her first book – a profoundly insightful guide on why women enter and stay in abusive relationships with pathological partners, the psychological makeup of vulnerable women and pathological lovers, how to leave a trauma bond, and how to heal and find healthy love.

Her upcoming book is set to release Fall 2023.

Dr. Nae is a mother of five (and two dogs), a loving wife of 22 years, a writer, a therapist, a skin and breast cancer survivor, and a champion of abused women.
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Her combined thirty years’ experience have led Dr. Nae to produce her first book – a profoundly insightful guide on why women enter and stay in abusive relationships with pathological partners, the psychological makeup of vulnerable women and pathological lovers, how to leave a trauma bond, and how to heal and find healthy love.

Her upcoming book is set to release Fall 2023.

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Dr. Nae is a mother of five (and two dogs), a loving wife of 22 years, a writer, a therapist, a skin and breast cancer survivor, and a champion of abused women.
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now she wants to help you …

more about Dr. Nae's expertise

Nadine Services Mood Disorders

Mood & Personality Disorders

Mood disturbances and personality disorders often stem from faulty core beliefs, maladaptive patterns of thinking and behaving, and unresolved trauma. Both are largely misunderstood, yet treatable once acknowledged with compassion.

Dr. Nae works with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and bipolar disorder.

Shame and Complex Trauma

Shame and C-PTSD are at the root of all mental health challenges, addictions, and adult relationship issues. Both are caused by relational trauma, usually occurring in early life. This includes experiences of emotional neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, role reversal, or feeling abandoned or rejected by caregivers.

Dr. Nae’s post-doctoral training and certification works to address Complex PTSD.

Love & Relationships

Interpersonal connections are the foundation of one’s wellbeing; everyone is wired for love. Yet most people grow up observing dysfunctional dynamics and go on to unconsciously repeat what they witnessed, wondering why they push away loving partners, or why they choose abusive lovers.

Dr. Nae is an expert in identifying trauma bonds, helping women heal from narcissistic abuse, and teaching individuals and couples how to create healthy love.

NARM Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy & NARM

Trauma changes the way the brain and body function. Unresolved trauma shows up in chronic pain, postures, gestures, movement, bodily tensions, and breath. Thus, trauma can only be healed by engaging the mind and body.

Dr. Nae is trained and certified in a cutting-edge modality called NARM (The Neuro-Affective Relational Model) which uses a mind-body approach in addressing identity, emotions, physiology, behavior, and relationships.

a guide to healing

We all possess unresolved or unknown core wounds from childhood and often wonder why we end up on a path ridden with anxiety, depression, destruction, or heartbreak. Dr. Nae’s resources are based on more than a decade of working in private practice and they are completely free.