Hello, my name is Nikki and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota. I earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2019 and have been a licensed social worker since 2014. I’ve worked with adults, children, and adolescents throughout my career in community, school-based, and behavioral health settings. I draw from a range of therapeutic techniques and evidence-based practices including mindfulness and self-compassion, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy). I have specialized training in BA (behavioral activation) and ERP (exposure and ritual prevention)/exposure therapy. Please feel free to ask me questions about the therapeutic approaches I listed above if you are seeking more information.
I am consistently inspired by the courage and strength presented by all my clients. I fully believe that each individual is the expert of their own lives, and I work with clients to encourage their autonomy throughout the development of the therapeutic relationship, creating a collaborative space. You can expect me to approach you in each session with compassion, sincerity, humor, and a non-judgmental stance. It is an honor to do this work. I look forward to meeting you where you’re at and cultivating a treatment plan with you that meets your specific needs.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
MN LICSW 23942