About Us

Our Qualified and Compassionate Team

Sofia Noori MD, MPH

Lead Psychiatrist

Dr. Sofia Noori is the lead psychiatrist and founder of Nema Health. She is a CPT-trained therapist in the state of Connecticut. Dr. Noori is also clinical faculty at Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Noori is a graduate of top academic institutions. She completed medical school at UCSF School of Medicine and psychiatry residency at Yale Department of Psychiatry. A believer in holistic and preventive care, Dr. Noori also holds a Master’s in Public Health from UC Berkeley.

A passionate advocate for mental health, Dr. Noori is the founder of the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale, the first academic and trainee-led conference focused on women’s wellbeing in the nation.

Praised by clients, Dr. Noori is a Board Certified psychiatrist who values compassion, sensitivity and spaceholding in mental health care. Dr. Noori speaks both English and Spanish.

Dr. Noori specializes in women’s mental health, sexual trauma, gender-based violence and PTSD. She is a sought-after speaker on a variety of mental health and digital health issues.


Our advisors provide their expertise in refining the Nema Health treatment approach. They offer guidance as our clinic grows.

Kate Chard, PhD

Dr. Chard is one of the inventors of CPT and an internationally recognized expert in PTSD. Dr. Chard is the master trainer for CPT and oversees CPT training worldwide. Dr. Chard provides expertise in reviewing Nema’s clinical delivery program. She also provides direct CPT supervision to all Nema therapists. 


Our growing roster of CPT-trained therapists provide our intensive level of care to patients. They come from a variety of backgrounds and training experiences.

Natasha Austin, MPH, LCSW

Natasha completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University and Master’s Degree in Social Work at Boston University. She has worked across a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, crisis intervention, and clinical case management at non-profits and government agencies.

By being both a Public Health and Social Work graduate, Natasha recognizes the importance of the relationship that mental health plays into an individual’s overall health needs. Her approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy, building partnerships with clients to utilize strengths and imploring a holistic approach to address mental health goals.

Kelly Johnson, PhD, LPCA

Kelly Johnson (she/hers) is an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut. She is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults and brings experience working as a school-based therapist with both high school and college students. Her counseling style is warm, direct, and collaborative, and she brings an empathetic, reflective, and non-judgmental stance to her sessions. Kelly uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and strength-based approaches in her work with clients.

In addition to working as a therapist, Kelly is an experienced public health practitioner and researcher. Her work has focused on health equity, adolescent health, LGBTQ+ health, infectious disease prevention, and sexual and reproductive health, both domestically and globally. Her current research examines mental health and resilience among trans and non-binary adolescents.

Kelly holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, a Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s in Public Health from John Hopkins School of Public Health.

Rebecca Soto, LMHC

Rebecca is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. Rebecca values inclusivity, equity and each person’s individuality. She completed her training providing LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy and women’s counseling to clients from all walks of life. Rebecca prioritizes collaboration with her clients and believes each person should be able to have an active part in their healing journey.

Rebecca has extensive experience treating those diagnosed with eating disorders and trauma disorders. She has served as a clinical supervisor and director at the intensive outpatient and partial hospital levels of care. Rebecca is passionate about helping people reach their goals while understanding the things that inhibit their healing.

Effective, gold standard therapy

Many clinics offer general talk therapy for trauma survivors, although specific proven therapists for PTSD exist. Nema’s therapists are trained in gold standard therapies for PTSD that are proven to reduce patient symptoms.