About Me

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Mississippi. I have worked in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers. I believe that addiction is a person's reaction to what is going on behind the scenes. I believe that a lot of the issues that present on the surface -- family issues, addiction, depression, and anxiety -- can be treated by focusing on overcoming shame, negative self-talk, and trauma. If this can be done, then it will increase the chances of seeing an improvement in quality of life.

It takes a lot of courage to ask for help in a world where we are supposed to be "fine," but nothing is remotely fine. There is a lot of pressure to be perfect and not let other people see us struggle. My therapy style is warm and relational. I believe that you are the expert of your life and you hold all of the solutions. You are capable of overcoming whatever you are facing and because of that, you will decide what areas are focused on. I just walk through the process with you to help you recognize and implement the strengths that you already have. I would love to meet you where you are and watch you grow into the person that you want to be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C8220 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I love you Nikki

Written by J.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

She was very helpful with strategies to deal with my issues and she calibrated to my needs very easily.

Written by A.L. on Nov 14, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Nikki is fantastic! She is incredibly relatable, a great listener, and is patient.

Written by J.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Nikki is absolutely amazing and honestly I can not put into words how helpful she is. I was nervous to start counseling but now look forward to each session.

Written by H.O. on Nov 07, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a great listener and very patience. Nothing feels better than taking time to work on yourself with someone helping you along the way

Written by J.E. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 weeks

Nikki has been wonderful. I feel she really understands what I’m going through and gives me the advice I need to hear. She’s so caring and I’m very grateful that I was able to find her.