Nikki is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a supervisory designation in both the states of Kentucky and Ohio. Nikki earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in 2007. Nikki is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential while providing a safe and healing environment to elicit positive change. Nikki has broad experience working with children and adolescents as well as adults. Nikki’s primary focus is child and adolescent therapy, family therapy and couples counseling.
Most recently, Nikki spent several years working as an inpatient clinical therapist in a psychiatric hospital here in Louisville, KY working with the most acute and at-risk youths in the state. Nikki has extensive experience with children and adolescents who have been through severe trauma and loss. Additionally, Nikki has worked extensively with adolescents involved in the Juvenile Justice System.
Nikki works with a variety of treatment issues including:
- Childhood/Adolescent behavioral and emotional problems
- Adolescent and puberty issues/ emotional dysregulation
- Trauma and abuse
- School problems
- Depression, anxiety and mood disorders
- Interpersonal and relationship problems
- Infertility and postpartum issues
- Women’s and men’s issues
- Grief and loss
Nikki practices from a cognitive-behavioral and a strength-based background. She incorporates an eclectic approach to best meet her clients’ needs. Nikki has also has extensive training in Functional Family Therapy which an evidenced-based therapy model and applies certain aspects of this training to assist clients with therapeutic interventions and techniques to reach positive results.
Nikki is trained to provide Clinical Supervision to LPCA’s working towards earning their LPCC. Nikki applies a collaborative and empathic approach when working with supervisees to help them prepare for independent licensure.