Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
More About Melissa Nikovics
Are you asking yourself, "Why am I here?" or "What is it all for?" These questions are core at our beliefs about meaning and purpose. My services as a clinical psychotherapist often times focus on healing and developing identity. I find reward working with couples and families in high conflict as well as individuals weighted by meaning. I serve interests in self worth and abandonment issues, where shifting experiences out of shame are sought. I operate out of the belief that some of our greatest tragedies can become our greatest triumphs.
I have a strong background in child development and executive business leadership which helps me partner with parents and couples. My professional modality is existential and narrative therapy with cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic features. I will integrate motivational interviewing with psychoeducation to promote change. I rely on curriculum that support effective communication as well as psycho-education that are attachment theory based.
I love cooking and hosting. My love languages are gift giving and acts of service. The best way to the heart is through the stomach, right? My best way to re-energize is turning on some music and utilizing my creativity in the kitchen. I love trying new things and NEVER measuring. When I am able to spend the day in the kitchen preparing a beautiful meal for my family I am able to experience these love languages by giving the gift of a meal. I am married with four children, two that are adults. When the family is together I am the happiest. I enjoy family competition on the tennis court and at the kitchen table playing any board game ever made. I also am regularly found at the ball field, as all four of my children play baseball and fastpitch. I am their biggest cheerleader, to the point of embarrassment for all. Because I believe we are all more alike than unalike I value travel and exposure to diverse culture. I have a personal goal to experience each continent during my lifetime.