Nikki Goodenough


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!


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

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #0012779 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LPC #001117 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by K.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very friendly and helpful. Had a great demeanor that puts you at ease

Written by E.L. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Nikki quickly got the measure of me and understood how to put me at ease. I have found our sessions incredibly valuable for adjusting my relationship to events in my past, and trust her expertise to help me to grow generally. She has an unmistakable care for her clients and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Written by K.I. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Nikki has provided good guidance and advices when I need them the most. She doesn't suggest what I would be happy to hear, but instead what I actually need at the moment. I got a lot of useful tips from her and is on my way of becoming better at expressing my feelings, thanks to those supports from her.

Written by G.A. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nikki was such a great help to me going through a really challenging time. I always felt like she listened and heard exactly what I was saying and then helped gently guide any negative perspectives to more positive ones.

In the time we worked together Nikki offered some really useful and actionable advice that helped me out of a pretty deep pit. I would highly recommend her to anyone who's struggling with anxiety and their place in the world like I was.

Written by T.Y. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Nikki for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

Nikki has been great to have around each week. I find that after our sessions I am recharged with a bit more hope that things will be alright.