Dr. Michael Nackashi, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Michael Nackashi, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

FSU Psychologist Dr. Michael NackashiMICHAEL NACKASHI, PSY.D.

6058 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 379-8094
[email protected]

Specializing in psychological services for teens, high school students, college aged patients, and millenials, Dr. Nackashi offers psychological assessment for psychotherapy for anxiety and panic attacks, depression, career decisions, stress management, and ADHD. He also offers couples therapy for 20 somethings and millenials, and psychological safety assessments and psychological fitness evaluations for students and various occupations.

Accepting Tricare Patients (Tricare Qualified Psychologist)

Dr. Nackashi earned his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and was trained to work within a variety of settings including VA hospitals, community mental health centers, and university counseling centers. He has spent the last five years providing individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents and young adults presenting with a variety of concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, interpersonal challenges, adjustment difficulty, ADHD, substance misuse, trauma/sexual assault, identity concerns, suicidality, and issues related to cultural discrimination. At D’Arienzo Psychology, he continues to treat these conditions and also offers couples therapy to young adults and provides psychological assessments for students, companies, and institutions.

Message from Dr. Nackacki: “As a young psychologist, I am very passionate about the treatment I provide. I integrate Interpersonal Process, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Relational Cultural Therapy to foster change. I work to develop strong therapeutic relationships, teach adaptive coping skills, and empower people to make meaningful lifestyle changes consistent with their values. I am currently working out of both locations with D’Arienzo Psychology (Town Center and Lakewood/San Jose), and I provide virtual psychotherapy to extend my reach and meet the needs of my patients. I look forward to working with you and your family!”


08/16-06/21: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, American Psychological Association, accredited clinical psychology program.

  • Directed Study Completion: Mental health considerations when treating refugee trauma in children.

Supervisors: Stephen Campbell, Ph.D. & Jennifer Davidtz, Ph.D.

08/16-01/18: M. S., Clinical Psychology. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, American Psychological Association, accredited clinical psychology program.

 08/12-05/14: B. S., Psychology. Major: Psychology, Minor: Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


04/2023 –Present: Clinical Psychologist, D’Arienzo Psychology.

Description: Conducting clinical, educational, and forensic evaluations and providing psychotherapeutic interventions to adults through adolescents in a private practice setting.

08/21-3/23: Psychology Resident/Staff Psychologist. Counseling and   Psychological Services, Tallahassee, FL.

Description: Conducting triage appointments to improve treatment dispositions. Conducting intake appointments to clarify diagnoses, articulate case conceptualizations, and set treatment goals. Providing individual and group counseling services to clients with presenting concerns typical of university students. Provided individual supervision of supervision to a doctoral intern. Provided behavioral health consultation as part of interdisciplinary team in a primary care setting. Attended individual supervision twice weekly. Attended behavioral health consultation supervision weekly.


08/20-08/21: Psychology Intern. Counseling and Psychological Services, Tallahassee, FL.

Description: Conducted intakes and triage appointments and conducted risk assessments to improve treatment disposition. Provided individual and group counseling to clients with presenting concerns typical of university students. Provided weekly individual supervision to a practicum-level trainee while receiving supervision of supervision. Conducted psychological assessment to write integrated reports and provide therapeutic feedback. Attended bi-weekly individual supervision and bi-weekly group supervision. Provided outreach presentations to meet the needs of a diverse, underserved population including international and first-generation students. Working as part of a research team that aims to understand the efficacy of telemental health services.

Supervisor: Annette Peters, Ph.D., CGP

08/19-05/20: Psychology Trainee. Florida Atlantic University Counseling and Psychological Services Center, Boca Raton, FL.

Description: Provided initial appointments and determined disposition within FAU counseling services or services in the community. Provided short-term individual counseling for a range of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulty, identity concerns, academic stress, sexual assault/trauma. Co-facilitated a process group aimed to gather interpersonal feedback, and establishing and maintaining supportive relationships (Understanding Self and Others). Attended weekly individual and group supervision which consisted of review of video-taped therapy sessions. Engaged in community outreach events to promote mental health awareness, and to make students aware of college counseling services.

Supervisor: Laura DiPasquale, Psy.D.

 08/18-08/19: Psychology Trainee. Faulk Center for Counseling, Boca Raton, FL.

Description: Provided individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of mental health presentations including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality pathology. Co-facilitated numerous skills-based and process groups including two rounds of a 12-week Dialectical Behavior Therapy group, an on-going social skills group for teenagers (ages 15-18), and a series of groups for schools in the community to process issues related to bullying, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and behavioral difficulty. Completed psychoeducational testing reports and provided feedback to teachers and primary caregivers. Attended weekly individual and group supervision consisting of review of audio-taped therapy sessions.

Supervisor: Christina Elkind, Psy.D.

Intensive Supervisor: Alan Katell, Ph.D. 

 06/17-05/18: Psychology Trainee. Miami VA Neuropsychology Rehabilitation, Miami, FL.

Description: Performed neuropsychological assessment including intake/clinical interview, test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Wrote neuropsychological reports with consistent supervision and feedback. Provided neuropsychological feedback to clients with consistent supervision. Attended didactic/case conference trainings twice per week. Observed brain cutting as taught by a neuropathologist.

Supervisor: Laura Weinberg, Ph.D.

Intensive Supervisor: Amarilis Acevedo-Cruz, Ph.D., ABPP


07/18-Present: Graduate Assistant for Director of Clinical Training

Description: Assisted with the 2018 APA program self-study for Psy.D. and Ph.D. clinical psychology programs. Configuring data regarding the evaluation and assessment of faculty, supervisors, and practicum sites. Interviewing program applicants and providing recommendations to admissions decisions. Providing administrative support as needed to faculty, supervisors, and students. Assisting with clerical duties as needed (e.g., filing paperwork, mailing, answering phone calls, etc.).

Supervisor: Barbara Garcia-Lavin, Ph.D.

 07/18-07/18: Humanitarian Outreach in Manzini, Swaziland. Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO).

Description: Provided trauma informed care and group therapy in a short-term setting to orphans and vulnerable children who have undergone traumatic experiences. Provided psychoeducation to teachers, counselors, and primary caregivers. Conducted neuropsychological assessments in elementary schools and provided feedback and recommendations to teachers and primary caregivers. Led a discussion with a high school class (approximately 50 adolescents) regarding substance use and stress management.

Supervisor: Stephen Campbell, Ph.D.   

03/18-03/18: Humanitarian Outreach in Aqaba, Jordan. Nova Southeastern University.

Description: Provided mental health services and care in a short-term setting to Syrian refugees as well as provided psychoeducation in schools, orphanages, and community centers. Additionally, administered the UNIT-2 in a cross-cultural setting, and provided feedback and recommendations to teachers and primary caregivers.

Supervisor: Stephen Campbell, Ph.D.

 06/14-05/15: Adult Case Manager. Northwest Behavioral Health Services, Jacksonville, FL.

Description: Performed psychosocial assessments and created goal-oriented service plans for a group of clients (case load: 32) who have been diagnosed with long-term mental illnesses. Linked clients to the appropriate resources in the community, and advocated for their needs during psychiatric and physician’s appointments.

Supervisor: Kim Turner, M.S.

 06/12-08/12, 06/13-08/13: Team Member. D’Arienzo Psychological Group, Jacksonville, FL.

Description: Developed an online anger management program. Wrote articles about the latest topics in psychology for optimization of the clinic’s website. Marketed the practice to local physician’s offices. Created fliers and brochures for various programs offered by the practice.

Supervisor: Justin D’Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP


Nackashi, M., Arcona, Z., LaCelle, M., Torres, C. (2019, June). Services to the underserved: Implementation of cross-cultural adaptations to modern therapy practices. Presented at the 2019 Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference in Libson, Portugal.

Nackashi, M. The Refugee Experience and Mental Health Considerations (60-minute oral presentation). (2019, June). Presented at the Faulk Center for Counseling in Boca Raton, Florida.

Nackashi, M., Barbeito, C., Goldman, O., Cabrera C., & Gonzalez, A. (2018, August). The Effects of International Humanitarian Clinical Work on Clinical Training (60-minute oral presentation). In-service presented to faculty and graduate students at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Campbell, C., Nackashi, M., Barbeito, C. & Goldman, O. (2018, June). Mental Health Considerations for Vulnerable Populations (3-hour oral presentation). Presented at Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach Conference, Manzini, Swaziland.

Nackashi, M. (2017, October). Assessment of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities (60-minute oral presentation). In-service presented to neuropsychologists and practicum students at the Miami Veterans Affairs, Miami, FL.


Nackashi, M., Peltz, A. (2019, August). The Influence of Humanitarian Outreach on Professional Development. Poster presented at the 2019 American Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Nackashi, M., Arcona, Z., Hendren, L., Torres, C., LaCelle, M., Toukhly, O., Lewis, J. (2018, October). Variation By Age of Jordanian Children’s Performance on UNIT-2 Intelligence Test. Poster presented at the 11th International Congress of Clinical Psychology in Grenada, Spain.

Arcona, Z., LaCelle, M., Hendren, L., Torres, C., Nackashi, M., Toukhly, O., Lewis, J. (2018, October). A Pilot Analysis With the UNIT-2 of Deaf Children in Jordan. Poster presented at the 11th International Congress of Clinical Psychology in Grenada, Spain.

LaCelle, M., Torres, C., Nackashi, M., Arcona, Z., Hendren, L., Toukhly, O., Lewis, J. (2018, October). UNIT-2 Intelligence Assessment Performance of Jordanian Children: A Gender Comparison. Poster presented at the 11th International Congress of Clinical Psychology in Grenada, Spain.

Nackashi, M., Arcona, Z., Daly, N., Abu-Suwa, H., Burley, C. (2018, August). The Impact of Perceived Discrimination on Arab-American Adolescents. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.


09/19-Present, Public Relations Officer, Humanitarian Global Outreach, Nova Southeastern University, College of Psychology, Davie FL.

Description: Fundraising for humanitarian outreach, both domestically and internationally. Created and organized an annual golf tournament which included sponsorships and donations from businesses around the community. Advocating for our mission to collect donations from individuals and businesses in the community. Advocating for grant funding through PanSGA and for donations in the community.

09/18-Present: Student Delegate of Diversity Committee

Description: Working with a group of professors to ensure issues of diversity are acknowledged within the program. Analyzed and summarized data from an academic climate survey to describe the strengths and weaknesses of the program as it related to issues of diversity. Provided recommendations to the College of Psychology, through the use quantitative and qualitative data, for support, representation, and acknowledgement of diversity issues.

 02/16-05/16, Volunteer, Listen to Children, Mental Health Association, Davie, FL.

Description: Used a client-centered approach (e.g. reflecting, paraphrasing, validating, etc.) to support troubled children in local schools. Sessions occurred weekly.


08/19-Present: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Integrated Report Writing

Description: Meeting with students individually to teach administration, interpretation, and integration of projective and objective test materials. Grading integrated reports while providing feedback as it relates to grammar, report structure, and interpretations.

Professor: David Feldman, Ph.D.

 01/19-05/19: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Diversity in Assessment and Intervention

Description: Aided students to develop literature review topics related to diversity in assessment and intervention. Graded literature reviews while providing comprehensive feedback and resources.

Professor: Victor Wallen, Ph.D.

 08/18-12/18: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Intelligence Assessment

Description: Proctored and assessed student’s ability to administer the WISC-V and WAIS-IV, and graded and provided comprehensive feedback on test administration. Provided additional resources, guidance, and reviews to meet student’s needs.

Professor: Kayla Thayer, Ph.D.

 08/17-12/17: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Biological Bases of Behavior

Description: Assisted in weekly class preparation, and graded online discussion panels. Provided additional resources and guidance to meet student’s needs.

Associate Professor: William Collins, Ph.D.


  • Professional Development Grant, Nova Southeastern University, 2019
  • Professional Development Grant, Nova Southeastern University, 2018
  • Nomination for Student Delegate of the Diversity Committee, Nova Southeastern University, 2018