Nyakya Brown

(MA, LMHC, CASAC)

About Me

Good day to you!! Thank you for taking a moment to view my online profile. I commend you for taking the first step in improving your overall quality of life by searching for a health professional to assist you and/or a loved one. I am Licensed Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) and life coach. I have been counseling since I graduated from Nyack College in 2014 with a MA in Mental Health Counseling. However, I have an extensive history of working as a health professional dating back to 2009, where I entered into the field as a Therapeutic Counselor. Since that time, I have worked with individuals who were struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, and learning disabilities. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

In addition to being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I earned my Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification in 2016 from the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services. I have over three and half years of experience as a substance abuse specialist. My wide range of work experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals from a range of cultures, races and socioeconomic backgrounds. My experience and training has also provided me with the foundation in which my integrative therapeutic approach derived from. My Person Centered approach, has woven into it, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a sprinkle of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

I have a passion to assist others who are in need of support and guidance on their journey of life. Together, we will explore the importance of understanding one's self, including the mental illness itself, phases of life, and/or life circumstances. I possess a passion and purpose to ensure the safety of all that I have the honor to counsel, to assist individuals in their developmental growth and to work with them to achieve their set goals. We'll work to establish best practices that'll lead to improve communication between you and others. You will be educated, encouraged, and empowered to become a great guardian of your body, mind, and spiritual well-being.

It will be through our work together that you will begin to discover and implement coping skills/tools that will be designed to empower you. The great news is that their is a great life waiting for you on the other side of our work together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #007818 (Expires: 2020-02-29)


Reviews

Written by Z.A. on Nov 16, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Wonderful counselor. Very supportive.

Written by R.E. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Nyakya is a great listener.

Written by K.R. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I am so happy that BetterHelp paired me with Nyakya because I feel like she has the experience and wisdom to help guide me through my main issues of being a caregiver and being in recovery. I feel confident that she is there to help when I need her, and she’s been flexible with our schedule, which is big when you are a caregiver.

Written by S.T. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

My counseling sessions with Nya were phenomenal! She was warm, caring, and insightful. She helped me through a crisis in my life and also helped me deal with things from my past (such as family issues). You can’t put a price on the gift of Nya. Her enthusiasm always shines through.

Written by J.A. on Feb 11, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Miss Brown it's more than I could ever hope for in a counselor. She is my rock, she is my biggest supporter, she is my voice of reason. She is helping me to live life, in spite of my fears. Every win and gain in my life since I've met her, has been a shared victory. She is helping me do this thing called life. I highly recommend my counselor to anyone who seeking a blessing in their life. Because she is that for me.

Written by A.S. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

Nyakya has really helped me a lot so far, it has only been two weeks but I fee like she is very supportive and helps me organize my thoughts and understand myself and what is going on better

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Nyakya for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Nyakya is a wonderful therapist because she both listens intelligently and offers lots of grounding. Her energy is honest, engaged and positive. I highly recommend her!

Written by G.I. on Dec 21, 2017 after counseling with Nyakya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Nya is amazing. She truly listens and helps me work through my struggles. I have gone to other counselors in a more traditional setting and never had as positive as an experience as I've had with Nya.

Written by D.I. on Nov 15, 2017 after counseling with Nyakya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Thank you a million times ! You're the best.

Written by D.O. on Aug 30, 2017 after counseling with Nyakya for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Nyakya is a beautiful soul and kind.

Written by B.R. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Nyakya for 2 weeks

Nyakya is a pleasure to talk with. She is empathetic but also grounded in reality and helps to offer some pretty profound insight into struggles that seem very complex and confusing. She's a great help!

Written by S.H. on Jul 24, 2017 after counseling with Nyakya for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Great fit for me- she's awake, she remembers important details and understands underlying issues.

Written by C.H. on Jun 07, 2017 after counseling with Nyakya for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Nayakya is extremely helpful. She is a really good listener and I really feel like she is invested in me and helping my mental health. I always finish my conversations with her feeling clearer and more confident. She helps me feel like there is so much room for me to grow in my future.