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Nikeita McDonald

Nikeita McDonald


3 years of experience

Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia, with a Master's degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. With three years of experience as a therapist and a background of 17 years in school counseling, I specialize in supporting individuals on their journey toward improved well-being and personal growth. By fostering a supportive and non-judgmental environment, I guide clients in embracing their authenticity and making meaningful changes. My focus areas include helping clients navigate anxiety, stress, and self-care concerns, aiming to enhance their overall quality of life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will start with brief introductions. Then, we will explore the specific challenges that you are facing. Afterward, we will identify the goals and changes that you are seeking. I will use what you share from your personal narrative to develop a plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions. There will always be room for suggestions concerning our work together, including keeping each other accountable.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a therapist, my greatest strengths lie in my ability to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences freely. My empathic understanding allows me to connect deeply with my clients, fostering a sense of trust and openness. I believe that every individual deserves to be heard and understood without fear of judgment, and I am committed to providing a supportive space where clients can feel seen and validated in their journey towards healing and growth.

About Nikeita McDonald



My treatment methods

Person-centered (Rogerian)

I use a person-centered approach to help my clients develop self-awareness, improve interpersonal solutions, and discover solutions. Through active listening, reflection, and empathetic understanding, I create a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. This process allows them to gain insights into their emotions, behaviors, and patterns, fostering a deeper understanding of themselves. By embodying genuineness and transparency in my interactions with clients, I encourage them to be their authentic selves. This authenticity promotes honesty, openness, and vulnerability, leading to a more genuine and meaningful therapeutic relationship. Clients learn to embrace their true identities and values, paving the way for personal growth and fulfillment. Rather than offering advice or directives, I facilitate a process of self-discovery and problem-solving. Through reflective questioning, active listening, and exploring alternative perspectives, clients gain clarity, identify their strengths, and develop effective coping strategies.