Nikita Fernandes

Sex Therapy, LGBTQ+, People of Color

As a queer South Asian woman, Nikita shares that the intersectional identities affect our distinctive experiences as human beings. The unique experiences she has had as a brown, queer, Indian woman, coupled with her knowledge of Sexual and Gender Minority theory impacts her work as a mental health therapist in New York City. Nikita is trained to support people who are looking for culturally sensitive, poly & kink-friendly, and gender-affirming therapists. She has had the privilege of working in higher education LGBTQ+ spaces providing resources to LGBTQ+ students. She also worked for the Trevor Project and other therapy practices that center on communities of color. Nikita earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a background in Women and Gender Studies from George Mason University, and completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at New York University with a dual degree in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services.