Nicole A. Salman, PhD
Nicole Salman, PhD (they/them, she/her) is a clinical neuropsychologist with experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan, as well as with couples and families. Dr. Salman emphasizes a person-centered approach to care by promoting accessibility and tailoring treatment approaches, interventions, and assessments. As a member of MEPA (Middle East Psychology Association) and as a first-generation Middle Eastern/Arab-American, Dr. Salman has a personal understanding of and professional experience working with diverse racial and ethnic populations and exploring topics of minority stress. Dr. Salman also has a passion for and experience working with individuals with disability identities including those with non-apparent as well as apparent disabilities, particularly the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) communities. Dr. Salman is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and provides services in both English and ASL. Gender identity and LGBTQ-related challenges, rights, and equality is also an area of interest for Dr. Salman, and they/she is committed to creating a comfortable and safe space for anyone who walks in the door.
Dr. Salman’s primary passion and area of focus at Chesapeake is the brain-body connection including the impact of food, nutrition, and eating habits on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Dr. Salman is particularly interested in how these areas impact the lives of those with ADHD, especially, women.
Education and Training:
Dr. Salman earned a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) degree from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. They/she went on to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, CA. For internship, Dr. Salman trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Salman completed a two-year neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Salman has a degree in Sign Language interpretation and a Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate from Cornell University.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan
> Complex ADHD and Women with ADHD
> Accessibility and adapted assessments and interventions for DHH, individuals with disabilities, and cultural adjustments.
> Culinary therapy, nutrition management, problematic eating habits, brain-body connection, and food impacts on physical/mental/emotional wellbeing.
Dr. Salman is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maryland. They/she is fluent in ASL and is able to provide clinical services in ASL and English.