I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Wisconsin) with 20 years direct practice experience in a variety of settings. These include; residential, in-home therapy, emergency services, foster care, adoption, and outpatient therapy. I worked as a lecturer and advisor in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Social Work Program for six years. I also volunteer as a Disaster Mental Health worker for the Red Cross.
My specialties include helping people with depression, anxiety, family challenges, self-esteem, life changes, compassion fatigue, and anger management. My theoretical perspectives/interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Expressive/Creative Modalities.
My approach to therapy is to create an open, warm, and inclusive environment. I believe it is important to work collaboratively and practice flexibility tailoring interventions to individual needs. I strive to provide support while identifying strengths. My goal is to discover potential, foster growth, and achieve a sense of wellness.
I look forward to meeting and working with you as we begin this journey!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , Expats , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #8334-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
I've only had one session with her and she was wonderful. She listened to everything I said and it felt like I mattered to her.
Nina is absolutely wonderful. She has helped me work through challenges, advocate for myself, and handle difficult situations in a healthier way.
I have found working with Nina to be extremely helpful. I have learned strategies to help reduce my anxiety, which has made a positive impact in my work life. Additionally, learning to communicate more openly with my partner has improved my home life too.
Counselling is something totally new to me, which I wasn’t sure I would find helpful. Through Nina’s support I have noticed a lot of positive changes in my mental well-being.
In addition to providing extremely useful professional advice, Nina’s friendly demeanour makes her very easy to talk to, which made the process much easier for me.
Nina is a great listener, very sympathetic, and highly knowledgeable. She is able to get me talking about issues but still very capable at driving the conversation towards main concerns and goals.
Excellent therapist very caring and listens
Nina is fantastic. This is my first time doing therapy and she has made my experience so smooth!
Nina has been fantastic. She is helping me so much. I wish I could have started therapy with her much sooner!
Nina has been such an amazing presence in my life. She really has helped me through some of the more rough patches of my life. I really love her approach and her professionalism. I would most definitely suggest her to anyone in need of a counsellor :)
Nine Powell is an exceptional counselor. She quickly put me at ease, listens without judgement, asks insightful questions, and offers valuable advice. She is clearly incredibly kind, caring, and empathic and has excellent listening and communication skills. I'm really grateful to have Nina guide me through this journey and couldn't have asked for a better counselor. Can't recommend her enough!
Nina is a very empathetic and encouraging counsellor and approaches every conversation so free of judgement. I have found working with her, especially through the challenges of the election and the pandemic, extremely helpful.
I've felt comfortable with Nina from the very first session. She allows a space where my values can grow in a positive way, and has a brilliant way of deterring any sort of self doubt in a constructive way. I recommend 100%
Nina is everything you could hope for and more; she's the real deal. I respect her therapeutic creativity and expertise. She offers out of the box questions, ideas, choices and feedback to help me think differently. I was scared to start therapy many months ago. She created a genuinely safe space to share openly and work through life's challenges, past and present. Nina is incredibly supportive, patient and kind. I am thankful for her help and know I will continue to progress with her guidance.
Nina is a wonderful counsellor. She helps me develop strategies that are both practical and that yield results. Her schedule is very accommodating and I look forward to our sessions every week.
I've been working with Nina for ~ 2 weeks and I find her to be very kind, a good listener, experienced and knowledgeable. She's helped me realize some things already that I previously haven't clearly seen for what they were. I recommend Nina to anyone seeking counseling.
So far I have a lot of confidence in our discussions and I am developing a trusting relationship.