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I have designed a practice that recognizes  diverse paths to family. Because I believe each journey is unique, I respect what you have experienced and will help you discover and reach your goals. This mindful approach allows me to bring an open mind and heart.  



Meet Nina Anderson, LCSW
Founder of Adoption Collective


  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- University of California, San Diego​
  • Masters of Social Work- San Diego State University

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California- 2004 (LCS #22218).

  • Title IV-E Program in Public Child Welfare


  • Certified in EMDR

  • Certified Grief and Loss Counselor- University of California, Berkeley

  • Trauma Training

  • Neurobiology of Trauma

  • CPR/First Aid

  • Notary Public


  • American Adoption Congress
  • National Association of Social Workers

  • North American Council for Adoptable Children

  • Founding Memb​er and President of Weaving Threads

  • Former Board Member-On Your Feet Foundation

Speaking Engagements

  • ACAL Conference Post-Adoption Contact Agreements: Key Issues in Drafting, Enforcement & Post-Placement March 2022 Relationships
  • Radio Interview with Nina on KPFA'a "The Week Starts Here" with host Veronica Faisant( click to listen)
  • Interview with Nina on KPFA's "The Living Room: with guest host Philip Maldari
  • Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure Presentation- January 2013 (Adoption Connection, San Francisco, CA)
  • California Adoption Conference: Weaving The Stories Together- March 2012 
  • (California Adoption Conference)
  • ACAL Conference- January 2010 -Navigating Future Contact in Adoption



  • Nina is an out-of-network provider and can provide you with a superbill for reimbursement from your insurance. 
  • Single Case Agreements may be possible.
  • A sliding scale may be available if needed
  • Checks, Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Venmo, and Health Benefits Savings cards are accepted


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