Nakia Toomer

(MA, LPC)

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Self-Love

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #37PC00704400 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

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

Written by L.I. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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 by A.D. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling 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

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 by A.L. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

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

Written by M.A. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nakia is just wonderful. She has helped me through many situations and knows just how to get a message across to me the way I can understand me. She makes me feel I can express myself fully and I have never been able to do that well ever and I am so grateful for her.

Written by R.I. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Nakia is always there to provide support and guidance. Her empathy makes me feel heard and understood. She’s helped me sort the jumble of thoughts and feelings I have and I’m grateful to have her as a counselor.

Written by J.E. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 2 weeks

Nakia is awesome. We clicked immediately and she is very kind and insightful. I would recommend her to anyone looking for personal or family counseling.

Written by L.A. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Nakia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I’ve only been seeing Nakia for a short time but within that time she has really been helping me. She makes me feel heard and doesn’t make me feel that my thoughts or problems are abnormal and always makes me feel like she understands and helps lessen my anxieties! Highly recommend!!

Written by V.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Nakia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship issues

Nakia is smart, empathetic, and insightful. She is a supportive and encouraging but also challenges me in helpful ways. Our work together has helped me navigate a difficult time in my life and I feel more confident that I can handle what comes next.

Written by B.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Nakia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Nakia has been great throughout our tile working together. She meets your where you’re at and relates to you on a human level. No judgements. No biases.

Written by N.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Nakia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and self esteem

Ms. Toomer has been nothing short of AMAZING. I always feel comfortable talking to her, and I leave every session feeling like I can move forward and attack my problems with confidence. She has a great way of being able to take all the verbiage that I tend to spill out at her and cut it down to the bare bones meaning, then help me consider it from a new angle. She's honestly the best therapist I've had in years and the reason that I kept with BetterHelp.

Written by S.C. on Mar 15, 2020 after counseling with Nakia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Love having a really good person who understands the challenges that I face and how she's in my corner. Had a very bad day a couple of weeks ago that required me to go in the hospital. Nakia knows that I hate hospitals. I've been hospitalized over 100 times for acute alcoholism and substance abuse over the last 25 years. I clearly remember the pain, restraints, harassment, ICU's, and the police being called to protect the hospital staff and myself from being hurt. Nakia read my journal entries and quickly got involved. I started receiving text messages from Nakia that kept me calm and in control. She stayed with me for the whole time. In life, you always remember the people who were there for you. Nakia is one of those people....... "CLEAN AND SOBER WHAT'S UP "

Written by T.H. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Nakia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nakia listens to the concerns I’m struggling with & provides tools for me to use to try & deal with them. She always answers my messages & gives me positive feedback. I feel lucky to have her as my counselor.