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Nicky Dericks




I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an approach to counseling based in support, empathy, and genuineness, with an emphasis on helping people to feel comfortable, safe, and valued. I seek to build a therapeutic relationship rooted in trust. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and incorporate multiple methods and tools into my work with clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I tailor therapy to the specific needs of each client. I have nearly ten years of clinical experience providing help to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, eating disorders, identity issues, substance abuse/addiction, and behavioral concerns.

I am passionate about helping individuals understand themselves and their true identity by empowering them to change negative and irrational thought patterns and deal with past pain in order to experience greater well-being. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, and I am particularly passionate about helping adolescents and young adults to understand and develop value, self-worth, and self-respecting choices and behaviors. I fundamentally believe that each person has innate value and feel extremely blessed to be able to help others navigate the many challenges of life. I am also able to incorporate my Christian faith and spirituality into the counseling process when desired by a client.

I obtained a Masters of Education in Counseling at California University of Pennsylvania where I also obtained a Pennsylvania School Counselor Certificate. Prior to finding my passion for counseling, I was a Director of Youth Ministries at Level Green Presbyterian church where I led programs for and counseled youth and adolescents.

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