​Nikki Easter, M.A. LPC-Intern, LCDC

Serving: Adolescents and Adults

About ​Nikki Easter, M.A. LPC-Intern, LCDC

After Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans and displaced thousands, I was inspired to learn how to help them heal the emotional and psychological trauma they experienced by becoming a counselor. I graduated from Argosy University with an M.A. in Counseling in 2012 and obtained a provisional license in 2016. My experience has been working with people of all ages using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a strength-based model to help clients change their thinking patterns. With this method, I also teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, coping skills, and anger management.

I primarily use CBT, but I am skilled in many modalities such as interpersonal, integrative, and trauma-focused. You are the expert of your experience, and I am present as a guide to assist you in the process of change, We will work collaboratively to devise a treatment plan consisting of goals for treatment to track the progression of the process.

In a perfect world, life turns out exactly the way we plan it. Sometimes, however, challenging times seem to last longer than they need to. When you feel you have exhausted resources to deal with them, it's time to reach out for help. There is hope and I am so grateful you have chosen me to assist you in changing your life.

Specialties

Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Insomnia, and Sleep Hygiene, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Gender Identity, Racial Identity,/Racial Issues, Conduct Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Stress Management, Coping with Physical Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Career Counseling and Coaching, , School and Work Issues, Women Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Process Addictions, Grief and Loss, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Narcissistic Personality, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Mindfulness, Teen Violence, Video Game Addiction, Self-Harm, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Behavioral Issues, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Gambling, Hoarding, Internet Addiction, Life Coaching, Men's Issues, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Sex Therapy, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury

Education & Certifications

Education Background: I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Prairie View A&M University and a Master's in Counseling from Argosy University. I received my licensed chemical dependency counselor license in 2016 where I worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for three years in the criminal justice system. I worked with men who were first-time offenders of a drug crime and were sentenced to long-term rehabilitation. I also worked with women with children in an inpatient setting, where I taught them parenting skills in addition to relapse prevention and stress management. I have worked with children and adults with severe psychological and emotional disturbances, survivors of trauma, and patients suffering from severe mental illness.

Locations

Farmers Branch