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Monique Gilcrest, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Monique but known by most as Nikki. I am a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, life transitions, and reaching personal goals. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My therapy style is warm, interactive, and empowering. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, value, and compassion, and aim to remove stigmatizing labels. My approach combines biblically sound principles for a Christian counseling approach with cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion focus therapy, narrative therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and the Gottman methods couple’s therapy.,. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I'm here to accompany you on your journey of renewing your vision, reclaiming your identity, and becoming who you were meant to be.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

SC LPC 7114


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monique Gilcrest. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Monique is there for me! Talking to her is my most anticipated call of the week.

Written on Jul 01, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Has good insight

Written on Jun 28, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Nikki has been absolutely amazing so far! I find myself nodding so much throughout our sessions because she always hits the nail on the head. She knows how to identify the pain points and speaks to them in a calm and reassuring manner. I’ve only had 2 sessions with her and I’m looking forward to more. She’s open, patient and attentive and I can’t wait to see the positive changes that will come about once I start putting her advice into practice. God bless you Nikki ❤️

Written on Jun 21, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

This has been a great counseling experience so far and I intent to continue. Ms. Gilcrest gives me the perspective in a way I can receive it and understand it, so that I can be a better spouse myself and ultimately a better me. She's helped me to see why my spouse and I come into friction often during intense or less than positive conversations, and work on methods to reduce that friction.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

excellent listening skills and work habits

Written on Apr 18, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Ms. “Nikki” Gilcrest is a phenomenal woman of God who is patient and attentive to your concerns. She doesn’t just respond to give an answer - she stops to digest and comprehend exactly what the nature of the concern is so that she may address the root. Additionally, if you’re faith-based, she incorporates scriptures in the appropriate places that you may takeaway. Our relationship is very much established and I’m grateful to be continuing therapy under her care and attention.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Monique for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd