Charlie Nicely (They/Them)

M.A., M.Ed., MHC-LP
Accepting Clients

Hey there! My name is Charlie. I'm an unconventional therapist that provides individually tailored therapy and wellness coaching.

Psychotherapist in New York, NY
Supervised by Nicholas Moran, LMHC-NY #10277

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I have experience working with individuals and groups who are working through challenges to include but are not limited to: trauma, adversity & resilience, attachment & relationships, gender & identity, systemic oppression, substance use, phobias, anxiety & depression, existential dilemmas & spiritual formation, racial & ethnic identity exploration, exploring kink & BDSM, and exploring ethical non-monogamy.

My Background and Approach

A great deal of my work has focused on bringing a sense of safety and trust to people who have a history of trauma. It has been my experience that adversity can be used to catalyze growth and personal empowerment rather than merely acting as something to travel out of or through as quickly as possible. While recognizing the impact of adversity, my goal is to co-create ways to work with and leverage these experiences rather than be consumed by them. I’ve also provided counseling to parents throughout the lifespan to include pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and single parenthood and specialize in working with gender expansive individuals as well as sexual minorities. While I have relished working with various people and life circumstances, I was illuminated by walking with people on the road of addiction recovery. What that work taught me is that inherent in every moment is the opportunity to start new, that struggling isn’t a sign of failure, it’s a part of the journey.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My inclination is to invite a spirit of radical acceptance and fierce self-compassion, both as a therapist and in my personal life. Rather than using a prescribed model of treatment, I work from an attuned and responsive approach to the present moment. As all of us have a tendency to get lost in a narrative or storyline, I invite clients to slow down and tune into their direct experience of life outside of the conceptual world—the raging emotions in the body, the rhythmic flow of one’s breath, the coming and going of thoughts, the feeling of shaky vulnerability, the rage, the loneliness—honoring it all as sacred portals of possibility, as the dying of one world and the birth of a new world. From this place, the opportunity that is available to us is to tell a new narrative about who we are. A narrative that is kind, gentle, and deeply accepting. As a Mestizo queer gender non-conforming and ethically monogamous person, I strive to bring an inclusive and multicultural spirit to my work.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English

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