Niki is an LGPC working under the supervision of Allison McQuaid, LCPC.
Niki received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Towson University and her Master's in Applied Psychology from the University of Baltimore. Her career started at Sheppard Pratt, working primarily with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem, and body image concerns. She has outpatient experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, relationship strain, life transitions, and LGBTQIA+ related issues.
Niki believes that learning about oneself is the first step to understanding how to navigate the world in a meaningful way. A strong therapeutic alliance is critical, and offers the opportunity to explore and process without judgement, so the client's authentic self can be seen and understood. Niki believes this vulnerable process is often the root of success in all areas of life.
Niki takes a person-centered, strength-based approach, and believes that therapy must be catered to each individual. She utilizes techniques from CBT, DBT, and ACT, and believes that incorporating mindfulness into today’s busy world can not only help folks in managing their anxiety, but also in increasing satisfaction with life.
Niki is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.