Nikki is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). She received a Master’s degree from North Carolina State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2021. Prior to her training in counseling, Nikki worked as speech pathologist treating adults across the lifespan in various rehabilitation settings. Over time, this inspired a shift in attention from the symptoms being treated to the emotional, relational, and psychological well being of the individual.
Nikki provides thoughtful counseling in partnership with adults of all ages. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of relationship and how important it is in therapy. Her aim is to create a collaborative, person centered, and compassionate environment to explore the pathways to change. She works with individuals experiencing challenges related to grief and loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting and carepartnering stress. Nikki also has experience in helping those with persistent concussion symptoms. Although her approach is integrative, she often draws on ideas and interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic orientations, and social engagement theory.
Nikki enjoys outdoor exploration in whatever form it takes, particularly when the whole family gets involved. She loves paddling NC rivers and lakes or walking along trails or the city streets. Nikki savors all things creative, especially music and painting.