Hello! Making the choice to move towards change takes courage, and inviting someone to support you through that change is an even bigger step. As you consider what type of counselor would be a good fit for you, here is what you need to know about me...
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am a graduate of Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. I have a Masters’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy, and 19 years of experience working in various treatment settings. I have experience in traditional counseling, inpatient psychiatric treatment, foster care and parent coaching, working with at-risk youth, emergency crisis counseling, equine assisted psychotherapy, and Art therapy.
I am also a person of faith, and believe that all people have an awareness of the spiritual no matter how it finds expression in their lives. I am comfortable and able to work with people at any stage of their spiritual journey, and whether or not they subscribe to an organized religion.
I am comfortable and have experiencing working with both men and women, young, middle age and older adults, and people of all gender and sexual orientations.
My theoretical orientation is Adlerian Psychotherapy, however I do employ a eclectic approach to therapy and utilize other theoretical approaches as appropriate based on the needs of the person I am working with. I have a wholistic view of a person’s functioning that takes into consideration environmental factors that include: health conditions, stress level, diet, exercise, rest, relaxation, recreation, sexual function, and spiritual and self expression.
When working with me you can expect a helper that respectfully supports you with enthusiasm, hopefulness, warmth, genuineness, cultural sensitivity, care and concern.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.013470
FL LMHC MH19676
Felicia, my therapist, has been an absolute blessing in my life. Her unwavering support and guidance have been instrumental in my journey towards mental and emotional strength. I'm profoundly grateful for her expertise and compassion. I genuinely don't know where I would be today without her invaluable help.
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Felicia for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Working with Felicia has been a breath of fresh air in what I thought was a hopeless situation. Even when I think I have nothing else to talk about we manage to discuss just what I needed for that week. I would definitely recommend her to others.
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Felicia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem
I loved working with Felicia. In our time together, she helped me process my feelings during a difficult time. I felt supported and she empowered me to take a deeper look at what I was feeling and why, without judgment. She helped me gain coping skills that I continue to use when faced with a challenge. Felicia was a great champion for me and helped me reach my therapy goals!
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Felicia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
She is wonderful and so very kind and understanding. She is a soft place to land and also incredibly insightful.
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Felicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She's awesome. I've had some rough experiences in therapy in the past so it makes it's a little hard for me. I don't feel like that at all with Felicia. I really feel like I could talk to her about anything.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I really enjoy talking Nicosia. She evens reach’s out when I have not spoken with her. My schedule has been swamped with work but for her to check on me makes me feel better. I would definitely recommend her.
Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Felicia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue