Dr. Krista Nabar
Krista Nabar, PsyD, LP, HSPP is a Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider in Psychology in North Carolina. She is a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and serves on the organization’s Sex Therapy Certification Committee.
Krista has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where her interests focused on multiculturalism and diversity in clinical practice. She then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Program in Human Sexuality where she was trained by some of the field’s foremost researchers and clinicians. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Nabar worked for a year at Project Pathfinder, Inc., an outpatient sex offender treatment program in St. Paul, MN, before relocating to the Triangle.
Dr. Nabar’s specializations include but are not limited to:
Dr. Nabar works to create a comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere with her clients as she realizes that it is hard enough to talk to a therapist and even more difficult to talk about sexual matters. She values transparency with her clients and genuinely encourages questions and feedback as they enrich the therapy experience for clients and allow them to be fully engaged in the process. Although trained from a psychodynamic perspective (an approach that involves helping the client gain insight through exploration and analysis of past and present), Dr. Nabar considers herself to be “eclectic,” drawing from a number of therapeutic orientations to address the multifaceted nature of sexual concerns. While her focus has been primarily on treating sexual concerns, she was trained as a generalist and also works with clients who have general mental health concerns, with or without sexual issues.
Dr. Nabar found her professional “home” doing sex therapy as she loves helping people overcome senseless shame and embarrassment while talking about a very important and potentially fulfilling part of life. Outside of work, she loves the Great Outdoors and has a goal of visiting all of the U.S. National Parks at some point in her life. She also loves making things with her hands (art, pottery, and jewelry, to name a few) and finds herself to be a relatively good cook/baker, if she does say so herself. She also loves reading and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Meagan Thomas, MS, LPCA
Meagan Thomas, MS, LPCA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina, and is currently accruing hours toward full licensure.
Meagan received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University. While there, she underwent intensive training and supervision working with individuals, couples, and families addressing a variety of presenting concerns. She completed an internship at an alternative school in Dallas, Texas focusing on groups and individuals. During this internship, she concentrated on varying concerns, including relationship issues, family issues, teen pregnancy, and much more.
Meagan is committed to creating an open, honest, and safe environment to discuss difficult issues. She believes therapy should be a place free of judgement where clients can be their authentic selves.
Meagan’s specializations include but are not limited to:
Meagan views therapy as a collaborative process, and welcomes feedback and working together in each session, to ensure the process is beneficial. Meagan’s approach to therapy is Adlerian, which is based on the premise that people are social beings to be looked at in the context of their environment. She also believes that family systems play an important role in the client’s life, and in relationships. Meagan believes in working together to help understand and improve life, within the social context in which the client lives. She uses a variety of strategies, which may include processing of thoughts and feelings, role play, examining family history and patterns, and homework where appropriate. Meagan believes that all individuals have within themselves the capacity for growth, through understanding their relationships and working on themselves as a whole. Meagan is continuously training and learning more to improve the therapeutic process. Meagan’s interests include sexual issues between partners, finding ways to talk about sex in relationships, feeling more comfortable dealing with sexual issues, infertility, affairs within relationships, and communication regarding a variety of sexual issues, among many others.
Tim Horvath, MA, LMFT
Tim Horvath, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in North Carolina. He received his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University in Raleigh and his BA in Psychology from Chapman University in San Diego. Tim is passionate about relationship therapy and sex therapy and has worked in a number of diverse settings with many different populations, including intensive in-home, outpatient, and in home couples therapy..
Tim’s specializations include but are not limited to:
Tim is passionate about therapy and works together with his clients to address challenges with the goal of finding greater satisfaction, stability, and purpose. The method of therapy Tim practices is based on Systems Theory Psychology, which views an individual’s behavior and mental health in the context of the systems they are a part of — such as their family, workplace, community, gender identity, sexual orientation, or faith group. He strives to create a self-sustaining atmosphere in order to resolve issues together and eventually help you to resolve issues without the assistance of therapy.
Personal Interests –
Tim is a lifelong learner and with specific interests in human nature, psychology, philosophy, and science. He enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and watching lectures. Tim enjoys both playing and listening to music, playing board games or video games with friends, fishing, and working out.
Nate Sawyer, MA, LMFT
Nate Sawyer, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina who sees clients in our Durham location. He received his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University in Raleigh. Nate has worked for the last several years in various community mental health agencies treating diverse people from many cultures with a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, divorce, infidelity, parenting challenges, pre-marriage counseling, setting boundaries with loved ones, trauma, PTSD, issues of sex and sexuality, cultural identity, adoption, and communication challenges in relationships. Nate’s experience with the complexities of relationships has led him to join Carolina Sexual Wellness Center. It seems to many that even in therapy, talking about sex is a taboo. Nate is interested in helping couples and individuals navigate communicating about sex and issues of sexuality to gain insight into how sex is so much a part of their lives and can be a part of improving their relationship.
Nate’s specializations include but are not limited to:
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Nate’s specialty is in helping people navigate their relationships, since our relationships are one of the most influential factors in our lives, which can be both positive and negative. He has become particularly passionate about helping couples work from their strengths to deepen their connectedness and overcome challenges. Nate facilitates clients achieving their goals by creating an open and welcoming atmosphere that allows people to feel comfortable yet challenged. In therapy Nate practices with an integrative style using Solution Focused and Experiential Therapy technique as well as Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy. This process of couples therapy typically works by bringing out unsaid thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. For Nate, therapy is experiential, in that, he draws from the experiences in the moment to aid clients in reaching their goals. Nate also enjoys incorporating various activities into therapy such as roleplay, drawing, and games.
Outside of work Nate spends most of his time outside hiking, biking, running, and exploring new places. As a father of three, married for ten years, he knows firsthand how amazing and challenging relationships can be!
Jasmin Ahluwalia, MSW, LCSW
Jasmin Ahluwalia, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Masters of Social Work and BA in psychology from North Carolina State University. Jasmin has worked in various settings, treating diverse mental health challenges such as sexual challenges, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma and PTSD, stress management, time management, and interpersonal conflicts.
Jasmin’s specializations include but are not limited to:
Jasmin is passionate about overcoming the stigma related to sex. She is strongly invested in normalizing talking about sex as she champions the idea that sex is normal, healthy, and an integral part of human development. Jasmin strives to provide a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space for clients to talk about and resolve sexual challenges in their lives. Jasmin’s work is influenced by person-in-environment approach which explores the impact of person’s environment on their sexual, mental, and emotional health along with focus on self-acceptance, self-love, authenticity, and promoting healthy sexuality. She uses talk therapy to explore a client’s intimate thoughts and behavior patterns and utilizes collaborative, educational, and direct approaches to help clients take steps towards developing their healthy sexual selves. Jasmin utilizes a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.
Jasmin is an animal lover and spends most of her time outside work with her three dogs. Jasmin loves to travel and spends her vacations traveling internationally and exploring different cultures and foods. Jasmin’s other interests include reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
AnneMarie Sapko CSWC’s Office Manager. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Buffalo and has a background in Human Resources and administration/customer service. AnneMarie is a long-time volunteer with Girl Scouts, most recently as Area Cookie Coordinator for the Cary/Morrisville area, and in her spare time enjoys paper crafting, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Summer Odom is the Administrative Coordinator of CSWC and handles the office’s scheduling. She is a certified medical assistant with a background in medical transcription and administration. She is also a professional painter and enjoys impressionism using acrylics. She is a wife and mother to two girls, a boy and a dog. She loves animals, traveling and spending time with family.