Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Development, University of Wisconsin Green Bay + Master’s Degree of Education with emphasis in Community based Counseling and School Counseling, University of Wisconsin Superior
Nikki started her career as a Behavioral Health Professional and a Clinician in the Home and Community Treatment Program in the state of Maine. She primarily worked with children and families with severe and persistent mental health. Nikki has experience working in home and in clinical environments as well as alongside a team of other providers. For the past 5 years, Nikki has worked closely with children and families that are part of the foster care program. This has included doing individual and family work through the reunification and adoptive process.
Nikki is a Certified Trauma Therapist who utilizes an eclectic approach to help adults, children, and families. Nikki's therapeutic approach uses CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Art and Play Therapy strategies. Nikki also enjoys using an attachment based and client centered approach. She has been trained in the Duluth Model and has worked with clients around domestic violence education. Nikki is passionate about the study of neuroscience, evolving research on trauma and the impact on the neuro pathways. Nikki strives to educate herself on new treatments and modalities to better assist in therapy practices.
WHY THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD?
Nikki’s high school psychology teacher brought a brain in and severed it on the table for class; this was in preparation of learning the different parts of the brain and basic functions of those parts. He then discussed how these parts worked within mental health disorders...this was fascinating to Nikki and sparked her curiosity and led to her passion of working in the mental health field.
Nikki enjoys reading, time outside, photography, time with family and friends, researching (NERD!), puzzles, and traveling in her spare time.