Hi there! I'm Nikki, Marriage & Family Therapist, and my passion is to provide safe, open-minded, and acceptance based therapy in Las Vegas!
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV
The following courses prepared myself as a marriage and family therapist including a couples and relationships course, a sex therapy course, and a diversity course. I have been working with couples and other relationship dynamics including triads since beginning my career as a therapist.
My biological science background has prepared me to continue learning about one of the most common therapeutic modalities: CBT. I have worksheets, assignments, and ways of teaching clients to understand their own connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
As a marriage and family therapist, we are trained extensively in systems theory, and family systems includes the interplay of all family members and key figures in a client's life.
My practice works closely with people exploring, expanding, and healing in sexual arenas of their lives. I help people with sexual dysfunctions, sexual compulsions, pornography addicted behaviors, obsessive sexual thoughts, sexual identity exploration and formation, and sexual trauma healing. I help both individuals and couples with these issues with a scientific and sex-positive lens! For couples, sexual desire challenges, sexual performance issues, and exploration of kinks are common.
A large part of my practice is seeing people involved in consensually non-monogamous lifestyles. This includes so much diversity in relationship dynamics, orientations, and ways of identifying oneself. I began studying this arena as a therapy student, and continue to expand my expertise through reading, podcasts, and working with this population since 2014.
As a systemic trained therapist, I work commonly with disorders fitting under the anxiety umbrella using DBT and CBT skills. There are also many obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors involved in many life challenges including addictions, stress reactions, and more! I have a passion for helping people with those challenges and formal diagnoses including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, and Phobias.