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Dr. Nakia (Nicki) Fleming, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Anger management Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

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.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

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

License information

IN LCSW 34006283A


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 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

I have nothing but praise for Dr Fleming. She listens and provides honest feedback as well as superb advice and suggestions. After a session I am usually pumped and ready to go. Her skills are myriad and her professionalism is top-notch. There is no judgement ever, just caring, knowledgeable support.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Fleming is the BEST of the BEST. After speaking to many therapists in the past, Dr. Fleming was the ONLY therapist that knew exactly how to help me in my situation. She is attentive, kind, highly intelligent, compassionate, empathetic, genuine, authentic and the list goes on and on. She has changed my life in a few months. If you are looking for a therapist go no further than Dr. Fleming. She is truly and angel from above and I highly recommend her without a doubt. Do not waste any time with any other therapist. She is the BEST.

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dr Fleming’s profile is identical to what you will receive from her as a therapist. Dr Fleming is very helpful and her knowledge an professionalism speaks for itself.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Nakia (Nicki) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties