Dr Nicole Zahka specializes in treating somatic symptoms in young people with evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She is a Pediatric Psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Together with her colleague Dr Sara Williams, Dr Zahka co-wrote the book Treating Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents. Somatic symptoms are unhelpful physical symptoms like pain, muscle weakness, or dizziness, affected by exposure to physical, emotional, or environmental stressors. They occur when communication between the brain and body is disrupted and the autonomic nervous system becomes dysregulated.

Dr Zahka helps children and adolescents overcome somatic symptoms, anxiety, functional neurological symptom disorders and more.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)University of Miami2010
1 Book
Book cover of "Treating Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents"