Nina Frankman came to Olive Crest in 1996, joining the Olive Crest Academy team. Since then, she has served as a therapist, clinical program supervisor, assistant clinical director, clinical director, director of therapeutic services, and is now the Director of Special Education. As part of her many responsibilities, Mrs. Frankman oversees the Olive Crest Academy schools in Orange County and serves on the National Program Core Management Team. Prior to coming to Olive Crest, she had a private practice in Marriage and Family therapy for ten years and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1986.
Mrs. Frankman earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University where she was named Valedictorian of her graduating class. She also has a Masters of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary. Mrs Frankman has received training by the Orange County Department of Education as a Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) and she brings an expertise of behavior management and modification to our schools. She also has extensive training in trauma-informed care, and Collaborative Problem Solving, which are the foundational elements of the approach to student education and care.