“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
― Brené Brown
Nikita is the therapist for you if you yearn to feel seen. Nikita is often referred to as a “professional friend”, someone who is unafraid of helping her clients identify their behavior patterns and be compassionate with themselves as they do so. She enjoys challenging her clients to explore topics or parts of themselves they may have been avoiding.
Nikita spent her early years training at a hospice in California. Grief work holds a very special place in her heart. She has helped people restore hope and acceptance, while companioning them in their grief. She is trained in complicated grief interventions and has an exhaustive toolbox for people from ages 7 years to 75 years grieving the loss of a partner, a child, or a parent.
Nikita also aims to support individuals and couples exploring intimacy, sexuality, shame and pleasure. Her work supports people whose lives are heavily influenced by culture and aims to untangle the unspoken rules that color brings into our relationships. She strives to support the queer/trans/kink-affirmative and poly population of Madison, Wisconsin.
Additionally, Nikita has extensive experience exploring difficult and big emotions with children and adolescents of all ages. Nikita offers specialised treatment to children and adolescents struggling with self-harm and suicidal ideation. Nikita is skilled at exploring distressing thoughts and emotions in the nature of anxiety, depression, life transitions and unexplained emotional outbursts. Nikita primarily practices with modalities such as Play Therapy and TF-CBT.
As for adults, Nikita enjoys working with younger and older adults who are unafraid of trying new things. No matter where adults are in their readiness for change, Nikita witnesses and encourages her clients as they navigate life’s challenges and realise their natural resiliency. Nikita provides a platform for them to theoretically understand emotions, thoughts and behaviours and reflect on their values to create a life in line with their ideal selves. Nikita takes a trauma-informed and culturally-focused lens to provide therapy using modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy and Written Exposure Therapy.
In her free time, Nikita enjoys baking guilt-free desserts, hiking at local spots and catching up with loved ones.