Felicia Nicosia

(LCPC)
Therapist Felicia  Nicosia Photo

About Me

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 am a graduate of Adler University in Chicago. 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.013470 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very helpful and understanding! I also feel that she cares a lot and shows it with her feedback.

Written by A.J. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Felicia has helped me so much in the short time we’ve been working together. I truly look forward to our meetings and how much they have helped me grow beyond the struggles I’ve been experiencing the past few months. I was unsure about therapy at first, but she helped make it worthwhile.

Written by S.U. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I’ve been Waugh Felicia for about two months now and even when life gets tough I’m glad that I can talk to her. I look forward to seeing her every week. Joining BetterHelp was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Written by H.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Felicia is a wonderful person, therapist, and listener. She helped me sort through tough thoughts and conflicts in my life, and helped me see the brighter side of things. She was honest and prudent, and i cant thank her enough for all the help, and thoughtfulness. I highly recommend her for anyone who meeds a little help in there lives.

Written by B.R. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Going to counseling with Felicia has been a great experience! I was struggling with anxiety for months before we began our sessions and she really helped me cope with it and work towards treating myself kindly. When it came to stressors in my life that had been weighing on me, she helped me put things into perspective and encouraged me to think more optimistically about my long term goals in life. She's incredibly kind, genuine, and attentive. I highly recommend Felicia for counseling!!

Written by T.R. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Felicia has been extremely beneficial in my emotional recovery. She is very intuitive, understanding and comforting with a broad set of skill sets to understand and aid in the healing process. I really appreciate her point of view, expertise and her positive outlook.

Written by L.U. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is the BEST! Super genuine, gives amazing advice, takes the time to understand you. I never feel judged and feel like I can be myself! Definitely leave each session feeling rejuvenated and like it was worth it.

Written by Z.Y. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Felicia is the definition of kind. She is so sweet and very attentive. Every time we spoke on video, I felt like I was talking to a friend. She helped me understand myself better and provided me the tools to help me improve my everyday relationships. I will forever be grateful for her help!

Written by L.I. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Felicia has been such a great help and is a wonderful counselor! She goes above and beyond, integrating art therapy, literature, and other resources into the program. She helped me work through various problems and allowed me to have insight into my feelings with a kind and caring delivery. She was always available and responds quickly to messages. She is very knowledgeable and I enjoyed my weekly sessions with her! I would highly recommend her to my family and friends!

Written by K.A. on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Felicia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

It's difficult to "pick" a counselor based on a minimal bio and small picture. But after doing so, I've been blown away by Felicia's kindness, soothing voice, and communication. She is reasonable, understanding, and a talented listener.