Whether it was having deep empathy for an autistic brother that most people didn’t understand, to being the voice of reason for her 3 siblings when they witnessed unhealthy communication among their parents, Nailah Turner has had an interest in the psychological makeup of the mind for many years. She is passionate about creating an atmosphere where each individual can thrive in their world in a loving, healthy manner. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Counseling program at Northwestern University.

Receiving a bachelor’s degree was great, but it was a true curiosity for understanding the psyche and tools to assist people in getting better that was most enlightening. Nailah has a goal of opening up a private practice of her own one day to serve underprivileged communities and advocate for a decrease in the marginalization of those communities in the mental health field. She wants clients to see themselves as whole, find joy in their life no matter what their circumstances, and provide the care that every human being has a right to have.

In my spare time, I like to binge-watch relationship reality shows, read books, and play word games. I am a huge fanatic of word searches and Solitaire. I like to travel whenever I get a chance to see some new things or take relaxing naps on the beach.

Nailah Turner, PC-I

Professional Counseling Intern


Client Focus & Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Racial Identity
  • ADHD
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Client Focus
  • Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


School: Northwestern University

Year Graduating: 2023

Supervisor: Karla Santiago

Supervisor License: Maryland / LC7928 


Cost per Session: $150 – $250

Sliding Scale: Yes

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield, CareFirst, John’s Hopkins EHP, Out of Network