Nick is a queer and non-binary/genderqueer New York State psychotherapist, who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and groups who are struggling with various issues, including but not limited to: trauma/abuse, gender/sexual identity, anxiety, depression, substance use, acculturation, racial identity exploration, and dismantling internalized inferiority and/or superiority.
They graduated from the Point Park University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology where they completed a research study regarding the ongoing coming out process for queer men. Nick completed a dual masters degree: Masters of the Arts in Psychological Counseling and a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, where they took extensive course work and engaged in research initiatives surrounding queer and gender expansive microaggressions/mental health concerns. Nick completed a clinical internship at Mount Sinai West - The Addictions Institute of New York working primarily with the Crystal Clear Project that assisted queer and TGNC clients with crystal methamphetamine dependence. Nick started their career working with clients who have mental health, medical, and substance use concerns at a substance use treatment program in the South Bronx through Montefiore Medical Center. They worked at a queer affirmative group private practice and recently started their own private practice for therapy and consultation services.
Nick has had the privilege of working in and amongst diverse populations, which has reframed their approach to therapy in order to ensure that it is more adaptable, accessible, and demystified. Therapy for too long has been a space that perpetuates the harmful ideologies in psychology that are rooted in whiteness, capitalism, and dehumanization. Therefore, Nick draws upon queer, intersectional feminist, humanistic, multicultural, trauma-informed, decolonized, sex/body positive, and anti-oppressive theories to foster an egalitarian and collaborative relationship. Nick has extensive experience working with queer and straight clients, couples, and groups surrounding exploring sexuality/gender, kinks, consensual non-monogamy, and polyamory. They also have experience providing clinical documentation in support for gender affirming care for transgender and gender expansive individuals. Listening, validation, curiosity, challenging, and accountability are important features of Nick's approach to their work with their clients.
Together with Nick, you'll collaborate to (re)claim your authentic self through a process of creativity, playfulness, compassion, somatic/imagination exercises, and critical reflection. Nick is a proud cancer survivor, who provides one-on-one mentorship through the Imerman Angels organization. They have been a lifelong advocate and accomplice for dismantling oppressive systems, through which they are actively engaged in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives for two organizations: Montefiore Medical Center and Point Park University. Nick has lived experience with and continues to engage in their own therapeutic healing surrounding trauma, abuse, sex work, their own gender and sexual identities, and the loss of their brother. Nick has personally experienced the benefits of individual, couples, and group therapy both as a clinician and as a client. Engaging in their own daily practices of journaling, meditation, and gratitude reflections, Nick has come to cultivate a sense of clarity which inspires them to share with their clients as well.
Honesty, transparency, and authenticity are important traits Nick brings into their therapeutic space. If you’re looking for a therapist to actively engage and hold you accountable to achieving your goals, then reach out to them today.
Clinical training, Education, & Certifications: Whiteness Learning Group & Undoing Racism
"Queerness is the radical rejection of the assumed and perceived normality in the world. Queerness is a space of becoming, a utopia, and a livelihood for anyone and everyone seeking creativity, liberation, acceptance, playfulness, and endless possibility."