A Little Bit About Nicki...
I grew up in Hartford Connecticut and have lived in Boston for seven years. As a child, I spent most of my time searching for dogs to pet, and putting on plays with my friends. Going to Northeastern University for my undergraduate degree allowed me to study abroad three times, inspiring a love for travel! After college I decided to stay in the Boston area that I love for graduate school, and I am excited to begin exploring Southern Massachusetts. In my free time you can find me walking on the beach, searching for new restaurants, and listening to live music.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?
I had many potential career ideas starting in childhood, but after removing award winning actress, astronaut, and professional dog petter from the table, I decided to focus on either law or social work. Through internships, I realized that the most enjoyable part of all of my jobs was talking with people and helping them process their emotions. After this discovery I began to take counseling classes in college and found my true calling. Being a therapist allows me to spend my days partnering with my clients to work towards their achievement of a joyful and meaningful life. I appreciate being able to bring my sense of humor and passion into each session.
DBT Training through Behavioral Tech (Pending)
DBT Training through Psychotherapy Academy
LCSW in Massachusetts
Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston College
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
Social Work Practicum Trainee at Brandeis University Counseling Center
Social Work Intern at Boston Community Leadership Academy, PATH program
Guidance Counseling Intern at Cathedral High School
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I have performed improv comedy for over a decade
In my free time I am often trying to win trivia
I have memorized every lyric to a number of musicals
I am always looking for great new music
To never stop learning and changing
Going to bed at the same time every day
Best Reason to be Happy:
Hearing friends and family laughing
Best Legal Route to Joy:
Singing loudly in the car
Always staying curious
Committing to learning new skills that were initially challenging and overwhelming
“Yes, and…” (The first rule of Improv)
Best Under-Appreciated Skill:
Being able to subtly incorporate song lyrics into any conversation