Disability Cultural Center

“For we are leaders of inclusiveness and community, of love, equity, and justice.” 
Judith Heumann, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

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Nai S.

Hi, I'm Nai, your Disability Cultural Center (DCC) site-based counselor.

Welcome to the DCC community! 

As an embedded site-based counselor for the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), I provide accessible, affirming, and inclusive mental health counseling for students who identify as disabled and/or neurodivergent. 

Free Services through the DCC

  • Individual, couples, single session, and short-term counseling
  • Mental health services consultations
  • Community mental health referrals
  • Walk-in/drop-in hours
  • Communication and conflict resolution 
  • Community outreach, psychoeducation, and space for discussing accessibility needs and deficits
  • Groups/workshops that will vary depending on the needs of the center

How You Can Contact Me

  • CAPS phone: 520-621-3334
  • or complete my contact form below

*This form is not monitored 24-7 and should not be used for mental health crises. If this is a mental health emergency, please contact the Pima County Crisis line at 520-622-6000, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency department. If you are a student or are concerned about a student, you can also call CAPS 24/7 at 520-621-3334. After-hours crisis callers may speak with a Crisis and Access Specialist by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message. 

How I Help

My goal is to bolster your confidence in navigating life transitions and the tough times that come with being a college student. We will do this through building coping, stress-reduction, communication, and mindfulness skills. 



My Treatment Approach

I care about: 

  • honoring your intersecting identities
  • approaching you as a whole person
  • empowering you 
  • supporting your self-understanding and self-acceptance

I have an eclectic therapeutic approach that combines feminist, existential, Adlerian, and person-centered frameworks.

Location & Office Hours

I am on the first floor of the Campus Health building inside the Disability Resource Center, room D119.

  • Monday: 8:30am-12:30am (DCC) 
  • Tuesday: 8:30am-12:30am (DCC) 
  • Wednesday: 8am-12pm (Remote) 
  • Thursday: 8:30am-1:30pm (DCC)

“Part of the problem is that we tend to think that equality is about treating everyone the same, when it’s not. It’s about fairness. It’s about equity of access.” 

Judith Heumann, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

More About Me

I am proud and excited to serve my own intersecting communities!

Within my practice, I center myself in social justice, advocacy, and abolition work. For the past 8 years, I have worked as a direct support professional for friends and loved ones with mobility support needs. I also work as a sex therapist in private practice centering on mental health, gender identity, and sexual orientation as main presenting concerns (both individually and in couples counseling). I also work as a counselor with chronically ill, disabled, and neurodivergent populations, expanding on mental health, sexual health, enduring ableism, and grief work. This also includes a deep passion and interest in co-creating more accessible and adaptive spaces in which all people can exist - The Future is Accessible!

Additional Resources

Resources Curated by the DCC Staff

Disability Resource Center