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  • NIKKI BROWN-KAMBUI, MASTERS LEVEL INTERN

    What makes me different:
    My goal is to provide a safe place to challenge clients to learn more about themselves, and identify their life goals and inner strengths.

    Ages I work with:

    • Teens
    • Adults

    Accepted Payment Methods:

    • Aetna PPO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • United Healthcare (Shared Services, UMR, GEHA)
    • Self-Pay Rate Intern Rate

    Locations:

    Naperville (In-Person)

    Virtual

    About Me:

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Education: BS in Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, 2004

    Education: Masters in Organizational Leadership: Industrial Psychology, Lewis University, 2009

    Focus:

    I use my knowledge of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Narrative Therapy Techniques to address life stressors, trauma/grief, multicultural topics.

    Favorite Quote:

    “The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.” – Helen Keller

    How I Help my Clients:

    I characterize myself as authentic, empathetic, and non-judgmental. Outside of counseling, I enjoy painting, baking, road trips and taking photos of nature’s beautiful scenery. As a lifelong learner I enjoy reading, documentaries, volunteering, love spending time with my family/friends, traveling, and the game of “Scrabble.”

    Throughout my career I have supported culturally diverse families through a wide variety of life challenges in the school and community mental health setting for over 12 years. I have spent my time working with adults, teens, and children with mental emotional and intellectual developmental disabilities. I provide a safe space for clients to tackle mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. When teenagers transition into adulthood, not only do they leave behind support services at school, but they also begin a transition into more independent living at home, in a community integrated living arrangement (CILA) or group home, or at an assisted living facility. Also adapting to change when a paradigm shift has occurred for aging adults are unable to no longer receive support during life transitions, as they can develop significant physical and mental health challenges. Promoting awareness of cognitive, behavioral, social and stress management techniques can help them stay healthy and active, reducing feelings of isolation, and help manage negative emotions more effectively. I have a passion for the intersection of mental health and community advocacy. I view therapy from the lens that each client is unique. I provide solution focused techniques and tools to clients, focusing on using a client’s interests to help engage and create collaborative and interactive experiences for overall growth.

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