You've been walking on egg shells around your child trying to prevent ANOTHER melt down. You're thinking "Why does every tiny thing have to be so hard?" The screaming, crying, whining, hitting, tantrums, name calling... it seems to come out of nowhere, it makes no sense, and it feels out of control. You're thinking "I knew parenting wouldn't always be fun and easy, but is it supposed to be this hard?" You're tired. Your overwhelmed. You're about to lose it. You're not alone. I get it and I'm here to help.
What if you could feel confident and calm in the face of whatever big behaviors come your way? Imagine enjoying more time with your child and feeling clarity around their behavior. I help parents and children learn how to manage big feelings, prevent more meltdowns, and re-establish connection and joy.
Parenting is hard. Kid’s behavior can be baffling and draining... particularly if there has been trauma or a major change. I am a therapist with specialized experience helping families with very young children, but I'm also a parent of two kids under 4… I get it. I'm with you and ready to give the insight you need to thrive. Questions? Give me a call!
“I offer a combination of play based dyadic (parent and child together) therapy and parent coaching to help kids and parents thrive. ”
- Session Fee: $230 per session
- Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Out of Network
Out of network claims may be filed on your behalf and, if you meet your deductible, the fee you pay may decrease significantly.
Email me or call (424) 999-9068 with questions.
- Years in Practice: 11 Years
- License: California / 69525
- School: Loyola University Chicago/Erikson Institute
- Year Graduated: 2012
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C); Infant Family Specialist (IFECMHS), and RPF II.
- Certificate: CA Center for Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health / Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
- Certificate Date: 2018
- Certificate: Erikson Institute / Infant Specialist
- Certificate Date: 2011
"I worked with Nikki for over a year and was always impressed with her ability empathize and engage with her clients and their parents. She is especially great with young children and many families remarked on her ability to deeply connect with children"
- Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (age 0-5)
- Behavioral Issues
- Parent Coaching
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Trauma and PTSD
- Children (6 to 10)
- Queer Allied
- Single Mother
Types of Therapy
- Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
- Play Therapy