My name is Nalini Calamur and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a cisgender, bisexual, multicultural woman. My passion is working with multicultural couples and families. I have experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families struggling with the impacts of complex trauma, eating disorders, substance use, suicide, unresolved conflict, anxiety, and depression in multiple treatment settings.

Much of my experience was gained in working with multicultural and populations in Community Mental Health Settings including: Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment, the Community Institute for Psychotherapy, the Carl B. Metoyer Center for Family Counseling, Lincoln Families in their Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy program, and the Bay Area Center for Psychotherapy.

Most of us struggle with self-compassion. We are wounded in relationship, either by family members, community members, or the world at large. Because we are wounded in relationship, we can heal in relationship. I work from a relational, attachment, and experiential frame that supports self-acceptance, self-inquiry, emotional expression, and self-compassion.

Advanced Training:

Emotion Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT)
Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
Working with those who struggle with alcohol or drugs or codependency,
Working with Eating Disorders, emotional eating and restricting, and body image concerns.

Mindfulness based Substance Abuse Counseling for Adolescents
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Associations and Activities
Clinical Member of:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – Clinical Member
East Bay Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of:
International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy