You have arrived at Betterhelp which means you are searching for a way to address some issues you have already identified are there. You have taken the first step and you should feel proud of yourself for being here! Connecting to the right counselor can be an overwhelming task. I'd like to explain more about myself to help you in that decision.
I have been in the field of social work for over 20 years and I hold a license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work from a strengths-based, solutions-focused, client-centered approach. Meaning that I firmly believe in the capacity for individuals to solve their own problems - they just may need a little push and direction in seeing the goals and how to obtain them. I have worked within all areas of social work practice to include public, private, and non-profit. My specialty areas of practice are abuse and neglect, anxiety/depression, work/life balance, mood disorders, co-dependency issues, and issues related to military, veterans, and dependents. The feedback I receive from clients are that they find me caring and upfront, the communication is more of a collaboration, and I assist well with identifying issues and helping to identify possible ways to navigate the situations, learn about yourself, and interact with the world.
My work hours are typically Monday-Thursday between 5a-330p EST. I do not typically work on the weekends; however, I do typically check messages at least once.
I know how difficult it is to find a counselor you can connect with and feel secure in talking about your concerns, but I'd be honored to offer that support as you work through your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34006283A
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is insightful, kind, and understanding. I really appreciate her.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Lovely, fun and direct.
Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Fleming is great! She is full of energy and is very knowledgeable about what she is talking about. I like how she uses real life and personal experiences to get her point across and make her instructions relatable. I look forward to every session.
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Fleming is just the type of therapist I wanted and needed. She understands a lot of the things I go through and helps me take the steps to correct unhealthy patterns and behaviors. I am really grateful that I was matched with her on my first try!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
In the short time that I have sought Dr. Fleming's help, I have grown so much. She has helped me explore things I never considered and is very active in helping me. I appreciate her expertise and feel comfortable with her.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd