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Dr. Nicky Underwood

Dr. Nicky Underwood


14 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dr. Nicky Underwood. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified First Responder Counselor, Texas-based provider, and a New York City native with many years of experience working in various settings, including university clinics, community mental health, hospitals, private practice, and telehealth platforms. I am also an adjunct instructor working for a major university. *****Please note although you will receive consent forms from GrowTherapy, I will also send you my own consent forms and notice of privacy to your email address from my HIPAA-compliant email address as soon as you schedule an appointment with me. Check your spam folder if you do not see the email. I will not see clients until those forms are signed. I do not see clients for same-day appointments; therefore, give yourself at least two days to complete the forms before your session. Thank you for your cooperation.*****

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

I have training in anxiety disorders and depression. I use a strength-based approach to therapy to help clients identify and recognize their resilience and foster healthy coping strategies to improve their lives. You will learn practical coping mechanisms from the first session to manage your issues. My approach to therapy depends on the client. I mainly practice eclectic therapy. I do not ascribe to the doctor knows best philosophy or the independent choice model of giving all decision-making authority to the client. I prefer to practice from the shared decision-making model, where you and I will collaborate on the best treatment for your issues. My attribute styles are warm, affirming, and empowering.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- CBT Solution Focused Brief Therapy - SFBT Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR BrainSpotting - BSP Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - DBT Clinical Immigration Assessment/ Evaluation/ No Therapy

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

Adjustment to college Anger Management Anxiety Disorder Bereavement Bullying Church Conflicts Coping Skills Couple's Counseling Depression Dual Diagnoses Elderly Disorders First Responders Grief Introversions Issues of Aging Life's Transitions Medical issues Men's Issues Military Pastoral Issues Peer Support Sexual Abuse Spirituality Substance Abuse Traumas Veterans Women's Issues Workplace Issues Workplace Abuse/Mobbing

Insurances accepted

All Savers
Blue Cross Blue Shield
EAP:United Health/Optum
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Trauma and PTSD
Anger Management
Career Counseling
Coping Skills
Men's Issues
Peer Relationships
Self Esteem
Sexual Abuse
Women's Issues

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)
Elders (65 and above)

Licensed in

New York