Nikkia is a recent graduate from the Lesley University’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Throughout her studies, she has tailored her focus towards a Wellness Model, a practice that integrates the mind, body, and spirit to offer clients a more holistic way of understanding and experiencing themselves. Her passion is helping adolescents as they navigate through one of life’s most challenging times. In Nikkia’s most recent experience as a counselor at Concord Carlisle High School, she:
· Guided clients as they grappled with and formulated their own sense of identity
· Helped clients process and begin the healing journey from current or past traumas
· Introduced concepts to help clients understand and improve their social and emotional intelligence skills
· Provided frameworks and tools for clients to understand and create positive, healthy relationships and boundaries
Nikkia integrates modalities in her coaching that include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, grounding techniques, and coping skills that aim to promote wellness and reduce stress and anxiety. Through her empathetic nature, Nikkia has a natural way of connecting with others. She brings a calming, reflective, and energizing presence that puts clients at ease as they begin their counseling journey. Nikkia finds joy in trying new things; her hobbies include mindfulness and meditation, yoga, cultural traveling experiences, boxing, and snowboarding.