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 a 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 the field as a Therapeutic Counselor. Since that time, I have worked with individuals struggling with depression, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, 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 six (6) 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 have 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 there is a great life waiting for you on the other side of our work together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
NY LMHC 007818
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nyakya Brown. 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.
She is fantastic
Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Nyakya for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is a Godsend, if you believe in that sort of thing! She is extremely knowledgable about different lifestyles and I work through building my own, and supportive even when I need correction which makes progress easier. I look forward to our meetings because I know I will get something out of it to improve my life every time!
Written on Feb 03, 2020 after therapy with Nyakya for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Nya makes me feel important and heard. Which is hard to find sometimes. I appreciate what she has to say to challenge my way of thinking.
Written on Jun 07, 2019 after therapy with Nyakya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Nya is an absolutely wonderful soul! She is easygoing, attentive, and always brings good vibes. Even after a few minutes of talking you immediately feel comfortable and that you’re welcome into a safe space. 10/10 would recommend!
Written on May 21, 2019 after therapy with Nyakya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Wonderful counselor. Very supportive.
Written on Nov 16, 2018 after therapy with Nyakya for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Nyakya is a great listener.
Written on Aug 05, 2018 after therapy with Nyakya for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship