Meet the Team: Nikkita Stonner, MA, LPC

What can you expect in a course of therapy?

During the first session with a client, I like to really get an understanding for why you sought out therapy. We'll discuss a particular incident or a series of events that led you here, then move towards your goals. I also like to discuss any previous experiences in therapy.

Generally, I practice using cognitive behavioral therapy, in which I walk clients through understanding, recognizing and changing negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Although, I am not the type of therapist who reads the session from a book. My style also integrates mindfulness and person centered approaches.

What is your general philosophy and approach to helping?

My general philosophy and approach to helping includes serving my clients through a compassionate and collaborative lens. I use my experience, training, and understanding of the client to guide them through this process of making change.

What is your specialty?

I have a lot of experience and comfort working with clients struggling with anxiety and depression. From my previous work as an in-home therapist, I am super knowledgeable about working with teens and parents of teens around individual and family trauma, behaviors, and stress management.

What is your educational history?

I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. From there, I worked in the field for two years before attending graduate school at University of Northern Colorado, where I received my Master’s in Clinical Counseling in 2014. During my graduate school career, I ran groups and providing individual therapy for offenders of domestic violence. These groups tended to focus on anger management and understanding and recognizing abuse. My first therapist position out of graduate school was a non-profit organization where I worked as an in-home therapist and trauma assessment clinician before becoming a supervisor of my own team of therapists. During this time, I have also become trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy.

Who was your childhood “hero”?   

I would say that my childhood hero was Selena. It was one of the first movies I saw that portrayed a strong female character achieving her goals while being a positive role model for women.

What is the last movie you watched?

The last movie I watched was Glass. This was a compromise movie between myself and my partner since it’s a super hero movie combined with a thriller.

What is your favorite quote and why?

“Always believe that the impossible is always possible”- Selena Quintanilla

Nikkita sees clients in our Denver office, and virtually, on Monday through Thursday & Saturday mornings. Call 720-863-6100 for your first appointment!

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