Nikia Gustafson, MSE, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Location: Centerville

Biography – “I am a therapist who helps clients feel empowered and recognize their ability to use strengths to move in the healthy direction they desire.”

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I believe one of the most important components of the therapeutic setting is the relationship.

I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment where the client can feel comfortable and open to share their story and struggles.

I believe that everyone has the ability and power to help themselves, but we often need a little guidance and skill development to help us along our journey.

My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, attachment, chemical dependency, and emotional and behavioral disturbances in adolescents and young adults.

I help clients feel empowered and recognize their ability to use strengths to move in the healthy direction they desire. Psychoeducation and skill development along with the use of evidence-based practices are used to assist the individual and their desire for change.

Background

  • Master of Science Education, Mental Health, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh; Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication, College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University
  • Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate Coursework, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • Approved Supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)

State of Minnesota Licensure

LPCC Licensure #656

LADC Licensure #303813

Areas of Focus

Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, Adolescents/Teens, Alcoholism/Chemical Addiction/Recovery, Anger, Anxiety, Children of Alcoholics, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Intervention, Depression/Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Grief/Loss, Incarceration/Re-entry, Men's/Women's Issues, Pornography, PTSD/Trauma, Suicide