Nichole (Nikki) Humes
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT 121954 (CA), LMFT T1802 (OR)
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology
Things have changed A LOT in a very short amount of time due to the Pandemic. You may be having fears about what may happen to you, the economy, or the world. Or you may find yourself relatively okay but, sometimes some seemingly small thing can leave you feeling completely overwhelmed. Is it hard to talk to friends and family right now? Or do you find yourself quarantined with people you like and/or love, but this much time together is simply too much! Would you like some support in the comfort and safety of your own home? Online therapy with me can help.
Online therapy can offer a place to talk to someone outside of the situation about your fears and anxieties. It’s a place you can destress, get resourced, and learn new ways to have boundaries that can actually strengthen your relationships. You may also feel more alone and/or lonely than you’ve ever felt, in that case, online therapy can be especially good because you have a set time each week to connect with someone and be real.
I work well with clients who have anxiety, depression, relational trauma, big emotions, or dissociation. Clients who have a history of being bullied or struggle with intense inner criticism or imposter syndrome are also a good fit. In addition, I work well with those on a spiritual path. My clients often feel that what they need to share is too big or burdensome for the people in their lives to meet with sensitivity and presence, or they feel stuck in behavior or thought patterns that cause them pain. I also work with couples that would like help reconnecting on a relational, emotional, sexual, or physical level.
My love of movement and dance led me to pursue a three-year certification in movement-based expressive arts therapy facilitation at the Tamalpa Institute in San Rafael while simultaneously getting my master’s degree in counseling psychology. I worked for one year as a certified rape crisis counselor and have over ten years experience working with individuals struggling with addiction. Before joining Grateful Heart, I counseled clients in a clinic in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco for two years.
For couples and individual therapy sessions, I offer a warm empathetic presence that invites you to access what is truly in your heart and allow that to be seen and held. In this held space, I will support you to shine the light of awareness on your inner world, including any mental, emotional, or physical places that may be stuck. We may also take a look at relationship or behavior patterns that are no longer serving you. Then I will work with you to help you find new ways of being in the world and in relationship that are more empowering. I may use the arts and somatic movement in session to further facilitate your process.
It's important to me to make a sincere connection with my clients. I strive to truly understand how a client feels and meet that with compassion and understanding. It is meaningful to me when my clients practice new behaviors such as asking for a need, setting a boundary, or being honest about something they may not have been able to share previously. Safety, compassion, honesty, and humor are principles that inspire and guide me. A feeling of safety is essential for good therapy and is something I can help clients experience and develop for themselves.
- Adults: 25-65
- Premarital Couples
- Persons Struggling with/Recovering from Addiction
- Persons with Histories of Physical or Emotional Abuse
Couple's Experiencing Communication Problems or Infidelity, Meditation and Mindfulness, Those who want to unpack their white privilege
- Expressive Arts Therapy
Therapy can be a place to discover our deepest truths and learn to live more authentically. Whether you’d like to see changes in your relationships, work life, or free time, therapy can be a place to begin taking action to transform your life.
Trauma, old hurts, and the busyness (and/or monotony) of life can leave us feeling numb, dissociated, or confused. If you find yourself saying, “I don’t even know how I feel,” you are not alone. I am here to help. With the use of the expressive arts, somatic interventions, and mindfulness practices, we can discover together what is true for you, and how that truth can change your life in positive ways.
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