You have arrived at Better Help 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.
I can interact with you via all modes of communication; however, I have found that those that participate in video sessions believe there is more connection for the therapeutic relationship and helps me to get to know them better. My work hours are typically Monday-Friday between 9a-330p EST. I do not typically work on the weekends; however, I am available for LiveChat sessions on the weekends and will schedule these directly with you (no templated appointments are available for this). I do have a "no show policy" that indicates that 3 no shows and/or cancellations with less than 20 hours notice will result in discontinuation of services with myself.
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
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 , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #34006283A (Expires: 2024-04-01)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Nakia (Nicki) Fleming. 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.
Dr. Fleming is amazing, kind, and understanding.
I love her
Dr.Fleming has literally changed my life in these short few months! Talking to her weekly has helped me identify so many trauma based issues in my life that I would of never came to the realization on my own. She gives me the necessary tools and advice to be the best version of myself and with her help I know that I can be. Never knew how much I needed therapy! So thankful for her.
I was hesitant to sign up for better help, but once I was paired with Nikki, I felt encouraged, which helped me built trust. I am finally developing skills that I thought were out of reach, and Nikki was there to guide me. I am grateful for all the progress we have made!
Nikki is awesome and I’m really happy I was paired with her. I feel comfortable and she is straight up about what is going on. No sugar coating. Great advice. Thank you for the guidance:
Extremely experienced knowledgeable and competent, yet down to earth, caring and direct. Enjoying and getting great value from my sessions.
I’m very satisfied.