Hello! My name is Nicki, and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with four years of experience providing therapy primarily in the addiction treatment field within the spectrum of settings, including prison. I have worked with patients and clients with widely varying presenting and core problems including anxiety, depression, low self-worth, codependency, family/relationship issues, guilt, shame, and trauma, to name a few in addition to addiction. I have helped people learn healthy coping skills to reduce maladaptive strategies such as substance use, self harm, negative thought, and other self-defeating behaviors, and begin to build satisfying lives for themselves.
I grew up in Michigan, and explored unrelated career paths while moving through my life and relocating eventually to Florida. Life experience inspired me to my destination as a therapist, and in mid-life I earned my BA in Psychology and MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling online. I recently moved back to Michigan and am grateful for the portability of telemental health!
I have found that people need a safe person to share their innermost experiences with and to be met with unconditional positive regard to break the barriers that stand in the way of progress toward improved mental well-being. I approach therapy with a client-centered orientation with the ability to adjust with appropriate modalities to clients' needs as they are presented, with the goal of increasing clients' understanding and acceptance of and compassion toward themselves. I enjoy learning about others' experiences and interacting in a fun yet soothing way. Exploration of experiences without judgment can lead to amazing change!
While therapy is a very satisfying occupation, I also enjoy making a multitude of things, reading, movies, organizing, and spending time being silly with family.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH18325 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Nickole is the absolute best!!
Nicki is wonderful! She was invested in my well-being and the steps i had to take to reach tranquility. She radiated with positivity in each interaction, was supportive, funny, relatable, kind, caring, etc. So grateful to have been matched with her ❤️
Nickole has worked with me in two sessions more than my previous counselor did in 4. She's been really greta so far and seems to be trying to pinpoint what my issues are since I have trouble knowing myself.
Nicki has been such a light in my life. She helps me understand myself, shares excellent resources, and is knowledgeable, patient and kind. I would recommend her to anyone. I am so grateful for her and her expertise.
Great counselor, listens and gives positive feedback and reinforce my via exercise and mindfulness tips! Definitely recommend.