Dr. Nevine Sultan Dr. Nevine Sultan Assistant Professor
Clinical Mental Health Counsel
713/525-3194


Nevine Sultan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, specializing in complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and grief. She embraces an embodied approach to counseling/psychotherapy, research, and teaching. Her approach honors creative resilience, meaning-making, and wholeness, within a self-in-relation framework.

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Counseling Education and Supervision - St. Mary's University (2015)
  • Master of Arts - Clinical Mental Health Counseling - St. Mary's University (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology - University of Maryland University College (2007)

Research

  • A Heuristic Inquiry of the Embodied Experiences of Body Psychotherapists in the Therapeutic Process (2014)
  • Impact of an Expressive Writing Self-Disclosure Task on Mindfulness Among Therapists-in-Training (2013)
  • Children’s Understanding of Friendships and Peer Relationships During Middle Childhood (2006)

Publications

  • "Vicarious Traumatization, Burnout, and Self-Care for Mental Health Therapists: A Literature Review."
    Academia
    St. Mary's University (2013) Vol. 3 Page 26-35

Presentations

  • "My Body is My Sanctuary: Embodied and Spiritual Dimensions of Healing Sexual Trauma" (2015)
    Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling National Conference
  • "Embodying Wholeness: Understanding and Integrating Body-Centered Approaches with Counseling and Psychotherapy" (2015)
    The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio, TX - Third Thursday Lecture Series
  • "Fluid Grief: A Relational and Movement-Oriented Approach to Bereavement Counseling" (2015)
    Association for Creativity in Counseling National Conference
  • "Healing Metaphors: Using Glass Art to Embody Grief and Anchor Continuing Bonds Following Loss" (2015)
    Association for Creativity in Counseling National Conference
  • "Embodying Clinical Supervision: A Somatic Experiential Approach" (2015)
    Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference
  • "Disembodied Grief: Reconstituting the Grieving Body" (2014)
    Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association
  • "Mindfulness, Movement, and Meditation: An Experiential Foundation for Counselor Wellness" (2014)
    Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association
  • "An Introduction to Humanistic Sandtray Therapy with Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault" (2014)
    The Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio, TX
  • "Embodied Grief: Honoring the Body of the Bereaved" (2014)
    Association for Humanistic Counseling National Conference
  • "Unraveling Social Oppression: Embodying a Reconstituted Self" (2014)
    Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change
  • "Summoning the Muse: Cultivating Holistic Clinical Supervision Through the Expressive Arts" (2014)
    Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference
  • "Breath, Movement, and Mindfulness: Building a Creative Foundation for Counselor Wellness" (2013)
    Professional Growth Conference of the Texas Counseling Association
  • "Sharing and Clarifying Beliefs and Values Through the This I Believe Project" (2012)
    Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling National Conference