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Nakia Toomer, LPC

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

"Adulting" is one of the hardest things we will ever have to do! What happens when you are looking for an "adultier" adult to help you through the challenges of life and you realize that you are all you have? You might find yourself here, and you are in the right place! My name is Nakia and I am a Masters level Licensed Professional Counselor. I am based out of New Jersey and have over ten years of experience, working in a variety of settings, with people suffering from symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bi polar, or simply those looking to improve their life in some way. I have also facilitated groups on self care and several other areas of growth, mental health, and wellness.

My therapeutic approach is Person centered, as I feel rapport is the most important part of a successful client-therapist relationship; Motivational Interviewing, because the therapeutic relationship should be more collaborative than authoritative; and Cognitive Behavioral, because if we can confront our irrational, or problematic, thinking patterns while building healthier ones, we can improve our behaviors, which will lead to a happier life.

If you are struggling with symptoms of mental illness, feelings of low self esteem, feeling anxious, stuck in a rut, seeing common themes in your relationships, or generally dissatisfied in life, you have already made the first step to improve by being here! The second step is one "click" away!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Impulsivity, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

NJ LPC 37PC00704400


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nakia Toomer. 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.

Nakia has been helping me through some hard times and I know I can be a lot as a person and I think she has been able to talk with me very nicely.

Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Nakia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's a very kind and patient woman. We haven't had a lot of intersctions, but she's definitely a very chill and relaxed person and offers good advice. I'd recommend her to anyone that wants to feel like they're talking to a friend.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Nakia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Nakia is amazing! She listen really well and remembers the history of our past conversations. She has helped me grow so much!

Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Nakia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Nakia has really helped me with so many things. My overall personal goals, hardships, anxiety, processing thoughts and emotions. We remain in contact throughout the week and we focus on overarching themes in our weekly phone sessions. I feel listened to and validated. Nakia is wonderful!

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Nakia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Nakia has truly been a blessing! She was EXACTLY what I needed in my life at this time! I have wanted to seek counseling for so long but it never seemed accessible! Also once you find a person you have to figure out if you have chemistry after spending $1000 of telling them your problems! Because of the process of betterhelp I never had to go thru that! It’s like you all paired me with the perfect person and made it super easy to get the help that I needed!

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Nakia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very patient, very understanding, guides you towards better conclusions/solutions

Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Nakia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem