Nikolya Sparks


About Me

Welcome to the wonderful world of Counseling! I am Nikolya T. Sparks, LPC, NCC. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grambling State University & a Master of Arts in Counseling & Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Nationally Certified Counselor with 20+ years of clinical experience in both direct care & administrative roles. I am enthusiastic about the helping profession & incorporate a comprehensive approach to helping others reach their full potential. I enjoy collaborating with persons-served to create an open & safe environment where thoughts & feelings are shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling & happier life as you take the first step towards change/growth. I am here to support & empower you in that journey!
Professional Counseling is a healthcare specialty centered on providing mental & emotional guidance & therapy to treat mental, emotional, & addictive disorders. Significant diseases & conditions treated by Professional Counselors include anxiety, ADHD, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavioral disorders, phobias, bereavement, marital hardship, attempted suicide, drug/ alcohol addiction, sexual abuse/trauma, unresolved grief, & executive/professional coaching. Treatment modalities include psychotherapy, utilizing evidence-based modalities in therapy with children, & families such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), crisis management, marital counseling, individual/family therapy sessions, anger, & stress management. Continuing education, professional development, & engagement ensures that I am proficient in each of the aforementioned areas.
I am a native New Orleanian & proud member of the #WHODAT Nation. I encourage a healthy work-life balance & indulgence in self-care. Some of my self-care activities include prayer, journaling, spending time with my family, festivals, spoiling my two fur babies Bernie & Lady Lola, reading, planning (I’m a proud Planner Babe), traveling & serving my community. I am a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am also mother to one son, Brian Christopher. I'm also fortunate enough to have several "bonus" kids.


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

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nikolya Sparks . 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.

Written by A.M. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Nikolya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Incredibly insightful and supportive

Written by F.A. on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Nikolya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I spent 3 months talking to Nikolya Sparks, and it was 3 months well spent. I was nervous about the whole therapy process when I first started, but she quickly made me feel comfortable about opening up and tackling my problems one at a time. I feel more confident in myself then I've ever felt in my life, and its honestly a great feeling. Thank you for all of your help, you've changed my life for the better.

Written by S.A. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Nikolya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Nikolya is awesome. She helped me build a mental health toolkit and sort through a lot in a short amount of time. She has a no bullshit yet compassionate style, and is really great at making connections. And just a dope human to talk to!

Written by C.A. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Nikolya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

It's still early in our sessions, but already I can tell Nikolya is a good fit for me. She listens and gives me solid ways of actualizing / practicing life skills. As someone who has dealt with adversity and chronic pain, I feel she not only comes from a place of experience, but a place of heart. She is intelligent, eloquent, and I feel safe in continuing to learn from her (:

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