Nikki Diaz

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nikki believes that everyone has the right to openly express their feelings, learn about emotions and how to process them, and learn new skills to alleviate stress and challenges experienced throughout life. By taking the first step of seeking therapy, Nikki will be able to guide and uplift you. She understands how difficult this first step may be and is motivated to help those in need reach their personal goals. The power of listening to and speaking with each other while implementing skills learned in sessions in daily life can create amazing changes that she seeks to see in her clients. By creating a safe space together where you can feel comfortable, understood, and free of judgment, the power of growth and healing will come hand in hand. Nikki is passionate about making mental health a priority in the lives of her clients, as well as for herself.

Nikki works with adults, teens, and adolescents with issues related to anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, life transitions, relationships, stress, and self-esteem. Through the use of evidence-based treatment modalities like CBT and trauma-informed care, Nikki helps clients navigate, process, and make a positive change when dealing with life’s stressors - past, present, and future. Nikki believes that everyone comes into therapy with their own unique story, and that each person deserves to feel empowered, listened to, and given the chance to make a change. By working together, Nikki desires to help her clients reach their goals in a collaborative way.

Nikki holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a master's degree in counseling psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to working in private practice, Nikki has also spent time working in community mental health centers.

In her free time, you can find Nikki enjoying herself by taking walks around the city, exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants to try with friends, and finding new music to listen to.

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