Nici Richardson

(MABC, LPC, BC-TMH)

About Me

Hi! My name is Nici and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from Texas. I have 5 years of clinical experience in both a private practice and acute care, trauma level hospital setting. I have my MA in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and am currently working on my PhD in Studies of Advanced Human Behavior from Capella University. In the hospital, I served the patients and families who were facing difficult decisions, significant losses, and in the midst of personal crises. In addition, I attended to the compassion fatigue, professional burnout, and chronic compounded grief experiences of the healthcare professionals. Similarly, in the private practice setting, I have experience of working with a variety of clients through difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, perinatal loss, and painful seasons of grief.

My counseling approach involves providing a safe, supportive, warm and encouraging environment. I believe in treating everyone with respect, kindness, and empathy. My role as a therapist, I believe is to meet you where you are, and help you to transition to where you want to be, by demonstrating understanding, patience, and unconditional positive regard.

I consider being a counselor as both an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to walk alongside others through difficult seasons, and harvest the seed of hope and healing together. Reaching out for help is a courageous, important step towards your path to healing and wholeness. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches that incorporate person-centered, narrative, and existential therapeutic techniques. I believe the most important aspect of my work with you will be to build a positive, trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship in which we can work together through whatever difficulties you may be facing. I am dedicated to utilizing a holistic, integrated approach that values what is significant to you and will seek to be genuinely compassionate to where you may emotionally and spiritually be.

There is an old saying that I sincerely believe; ‘the healing is in the telling.’ There is true power when we are able to share our story, and be heard. My hope is that you find the help you have been looking for in the BetterHelp community. If you feel I would be a good fit, please contact me at your convenience, and know I look forward to connecting with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #78941 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Nici does a great job of checking in with me, validating my experiences, encouraging me, and getting me to see things from a different perspective. I can really tell she listens and gets what I'm saying to her. I am very happy I got matched with Nici!

Written by S.T. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Nicci has been a true blessing. She is an exceptional listener who shares great wisdom and insight. I have been grateful for her time and the ability to share my struggles with someone who is such a caring individual and who has a heart for serving others.

Written by C.H. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Nici has really helped me get through a rough patch in my life and Has been the push I needed to get through difficult times. In times of need Nici has been able to give me a safe place where I can express myself without fear of judgement. I recommend Nici to anyone going through a difficult time! Thank you Nici!!

Written by S.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

I call this woman my super power; she is kind and safe even when guiding me into a different direction of thinking. She turns everything I’m facing into something empowering and recognizes who I am individually through everything we discuss.

Written by L.E. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I love Nici's insight and compassion. She is always there for me and made sure to check on me several times during a difficult time even though I couldn't schedule a session with her because of travelling. I have already referred a friend to better help because of the wonderful experiences I'm having with Nici.

Written by B.O. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Nici is an answer to my prayers. She lets me share as much or as little as I need with absolutely no judgement on her part. She has an excellent ability to empathize and makes suggestions that are very well-suited for my current needs.

Written by A.D. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Nici is very patient and compassionate. She is so kind and gentle that I can truly share what I really feel. She is just the person I needed to help me heal the wounds of my heart. I’m very grateful I was paired with her.

Written by J.I. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I’m very happy with having a therapist online for the first time. Nici is a good fit for me!

Written by K.A. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Nici is incredibly kind and patient. She is an excellent listener and I feel I can trust her. I have trust issues, so it is rare that I can trust a person like I do Nici. I am so grateful to her, and I look forward to our next session.

Written by M.E. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Nici for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

I am so impressed by the level of understanding, dedication, and expertise given to me by my counselor. I really never would’ve guessed I would have had such a helpful experience but I will be recommending Nici and singing her praises forever. She truly cares for her patients and it shows in her compassion and concern.