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Nikki Goodenough, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi my name is Nikki Goodenough. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Colorado and Connecticut.
I'm a compassionate and creative counselor whose passion is helping people become happier and healthier. My work in the helping professions has spanned almost three decades.
I view the therapy process as a working partnership between the therapist and the client – you and me. We explore your needs, desires, strengths and stumbling blocks; then we establish goals together and create a road map that enables you to track your progress toward them.
My toolbox is full of many tools and because you are unique, I will use the tools that best fit your needs. Some are practical tools like cognitive behavioral exercises where you learn new ways of experiencing and responding to events.
We will blend in techniques of mindfulness and body awareness. These are real and effective tools to calm your mind and emotions and to resolve conflicts both inside yourself and in relationships with others.
I want to help you to identify your strengths and build on them as we work toward solutions to your problems and let’s not forget to laugh along the way.
I have had the privilege of helping folks who are dealing with depression, PTSD, stress and anxiety, ordinary life transitions, as well as, life traumas, sexual abuse, loss and adjustment issues.
I help folks build their confidence and create satisfying, successful relationships at work and with their intimate partners. I have provided counseling to individuals and families facing end of life, death, grief, bereavement and caregiver support.
It sounds like a lot but in the 25+ years I have worked in this field I have journeyed with many different people dealing with a variety of challenges in their lives. I love it and I Know there are always solutions!

Professional experience

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CO LPC 0012779

CT LPC 47.1117


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nikki Goodenough. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Nikki helped me from a very dark place to life again I'm very greatful to have met her ❤️

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Nikki for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, co

Nikki is an incredible counselor! She is genuine, caring, encouraging and ever-so-kind. She really listens and ask great probing questions to help pull away the layers but by bi. I love this because it doesn’t seem overwhelming. Also, she encourages weekly video meetings, which helps build the relationship. She has helped me a lot in the 8 months I have been seeing her. I just love Nikki! She is a Godsend!

Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Nikki for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Nikki is a strong counsellor.
I have been seeing Nikki for roughly 18 months and plan to continue working with her for much longer. With each session i am continuing to evolve into the person I know I am, and living life with self-love, boundaries, and ease!

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Nikki for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

Nikki helped me get through a time of crisis after a big life event, helped me to process past trauma, and gave me insights about myself which have allowed me to grow. She is experienced and extremely caring. I would especially recommend her to those in a vulnerable place or who need help grounding.

Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Nikki for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I love Nikki! One word that would describe her is MAGNIFICENT. She’s amazing, caring, a great supportive counselor!Nikki has helped me with my past traumas as well as current life events and has gotten me so far. I honestly didn’t know I would feel so great, healthy, and happy as quick as I have. Nikki has helped me to understand, process, and react to situations as well as how other react differently to these situations and that they also struggle/deal with them in their own way. I’m very grateful to have found her!

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Nikki for 3 months

Nikki is a wonderful counselor! She has helped me manage my stress, develop better relationships with my loved ones, and learn to set healthy boundaries. After each session with Nikki, I have felt heard, encouraged, and hopeful. This is the best I've felt in a really long time and I am truly grateful for the work I've been able to do with her.

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Nikki for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem