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Nick DeFazio, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello, I am a mental health therapist with 12 years of experience, including 7 years as a clinical supervisor. For the past 3 years I have worked on Betterhelp part time while also working a full-time therapy/supervision position. I keep a small caseload on here as this is my part-time job. I have particularly focused on working with those who have Depression and Bipolar Disorder, PTSD/trauma, anxiety disorders, substance use challenges, and ADHD. I have a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervision endorsement, and I am a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

I work with some clients who are participating in therapy for the first time, and I work with others who have worked with several therapists and are looking for a different approach. Treatment needs to be individualized. My job is not to give advice or to solve problems for you, but rather to support you in confronting challenges.

We should work together in a way that is most comfortable and beneficial for you. You can message only, participate in live chat sessions, participate in phone sessions, and/or participate in video sessions. Or you can change from session to session, it's totally up to you. I have several spots open for live sessions each week (generally on weekday evenings and on weekend mornings), so you'll be able to schedule a session (if you choose to do so) for within a couple days of starting.

Please understand that if you are experiencing thoughts of hurting yourself or others, this platform is not appropriate, and you should instead call 911. If you frequently find yourself in crisis situations or if you have had a suicide attempt or a suicide plan within the last six months, or if you experience command hallucinations (voices that tell you to do something), I would not be appropriate to work with, and you are encouraged instead to meet with a therapist in person. I cannot provide emergency help. Also, if you must cancel a session, I ask that you give at least 24 hours notice so that someone else can claim that timeslot. If you repeatedly do not cancel within 24 hours or no-show, please understand that I may terminate our relationship without warning.

Nick DeFazio

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OH LPCC E.1100549-SUPV


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

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Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Nick for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Nick is a great therapist, he was able to help me stay possitive while going through some health difficulties and gave me suggestions of ways to keep up my mental health when my life and lifestyle was changing. I am thankful he was there for me to talk me through some of my worse days, being a possitive light to help me get through and be in a better mindset.

Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Nick for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Working with Nick has been very helpful so far. He is great at listening, offers advice that is actionable, and does not pass judgement.

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Nick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

I have only had a couple sessions with Nick and I cannot say enough about how good he is and how much I appreciate his expertise.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Nick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I am very thankful I was matched with Nick. Working with him has created a safe space for me to explore emotions and situations that have caused me difficulty for a long time. He is very professional and insightful, and I feel safe and comfortable talking with him.

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Nick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Nick, no joke saved my life. I am so skeptical about therapy but what nick does with me is a truly amazing thing. He listens and offers advice and encouragement when needed. Ans mostly allows me to talk in a completely free way. And the act of doing that is where i get to evaluate my self. Nick acts as a guide, I am a new man because of the work we have done. Thank you

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Nick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management