About Dr. D


Wellness & Self-Care

Dr. D’s work pushes for growth and balance in the emotional, financial, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual and environmental sectors. A former mediator, counselor, advice columnist and university professor, Dr. Nieves has spent over a decade helping people to reach their highest potential - both personally and professionally. She has engaged student minds at Fordham and Pace University and has presented on topics ranging from "The Impact of Poverty" to "How to Form and Maintain Healthy Relationships."  


Counseling, Coaching, Teaching & Training

With counseling positions at the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and the Mary J. Blige Center for Women & Girls under her belt, Dr. Nieves specializes in helping people to identify thoughts and behaviors that are keeping them stuck and to learn the tools necessary to get out of their own way. Her clients include individuals, families and businesses and her approach to coaching has been described as a synthesis of experience, training and spiritual alignment blended with wit, humor and sass. A young, vibrant, bilingual, New York Latina, Dr. Nieves' urban sensibility extends beyond her coaching into her art, poetry and style. If you are ready to take responsibility for your choices, take control over your life and work toward your goals, she'll help you build a path toward balance and success. 


Education & Training

PhD, Sociology - Fordham University
MA, Communications - Fordham University
BA, Sociology​ - SUNY Purchase 

Wellness - National Wellness Institute
Life Coaching - Martha Beck, Inc.
Clinical Sociology - Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology
Motivational Interviewing - Zur Institute
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - Denver Center for SFBT