Hello. My name is Nikki Blanford. I am licensed clinical social worker in Colorado with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with grief and loss. I have a strong background in working with people who are experiencing life changes and difficulties that are resulting in stress and anxiety. I have also spent several years working with people who have experienced loss and grief. I enjoy working with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW CSW.09928395
Nichole is great!
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Nichole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I had started losing hope with counseling and my issues but when I tried one last effort on Better Help, they matched me with Nichole Blanford and she gave me the hope back and more. I've had just 2 sessions with her so far but I immediately felt comfortable and very hopeful. She's very knowledgeable, caring, empathetic, honest, always there for me and I feel very comfortable sharing everything with her. I look forward to our sessions because I walk away feeling so much better every time :) I absolutely would recommend Nichole to everyone! Thank you so much!
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Nichole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue