I am a mental health therapist licensed in Kentucky and have been working with individuals and families for over 5 years as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma and abuse (childhood or current), depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, career challenges, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, anger, attachment and ADHD.
My therapy approach is warm and interactive. I believe in creating space for open and honest dialogue without judgement at the pace of the client. I respect that everyone is not yet ready for change and it is not my job to push change. I am committed to providing a respectful, open, and compassionate place of self exploration. I utilize a combination of Cognitive behavioral, Dialectical behavioral, solution- focused, strengths based, and motivational interviewing therapy techniques.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards self- exploration and creating change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW023801
KY LCSW 256489
Niya is knowledgeable, down-to-earth, kind & culturally responsive in her work as a therapist.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Niyabinghi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Very helpful, I loved doing the homework. She provided help as I needed it. She told me she was proud of me, which I needed to hear. Very attentive. Strong communication skills was and had been a plus. Thank you Miss Thomas. I’m grateful for you.
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Niyabinghi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
I immediately felt calm with Niyabinghi. She is warm and kind and she really hones in on things that I’m saying and pulls out the important parts. Very happy to have found her.
Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Niyabinghi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
I really like working with Niyabinghi. She is easy to talk to, friendly, offers helpful ideas, and I feel that she is very knowledgable. I highly recommend her.
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Niyabinghi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Such a wonderful person and a great therapist.
Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Niyabinghi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Niyabinghi has been really helpful in goal setting and being solutions focused. She allows me the space to process my own thoughts and continues to ask questions to dive deeper.
Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Niyabinghi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd