Nikki received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary. She began a career working as a college Campus Public Safety/Police Officer before transitioning to work with students with behavioral challenges in the Dean of Student’s office. She is currently a counseling intern working towards obtaining her Graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health from Grand Canyon University.
Nikki has served in various leadership roles in her local church in Gresham, Oregon where she has attended for 26 years. She recently stepped down as the head of women’s ministry while she was pursuing her counseling degree. However, she still consults on the Women’s Ministry team and teaches adult Sunday School classes. Nikki has a heart for first responders and hopes to work towards being a Police Chaplain. In 2020 she was ordained as a Christian minister by the National Association of Christin Ministers.
Nikki knows that people do not seek counseling because everything in their life is going well, and it takes courage to take that first step towards healing. She approaches counseling from a Christian Worldview believing that deep down people want to be seen and understood. She uses attachment theory to help people understand how they relate to one another and emotionally focused therapy to help them understand their emotions and how their emotions understand them. She has a desire to help people who are experiencing a SPIRITUAL CRISIS, DEPRESSION, AXIETY, AND INTERPERSONAL DIFFICULTIES. She is also currently working on her certification in helping people with trauma.