HOPE NICELY, LAPC, NCC
I am an Associate Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) in 2013 and my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. I am under the clinical supervision of Myra Muckle, LPC, CPCS, CCTP and site direction of Rebecca Muyres, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS.
I believe everyone is capable of healing and I feel called to provide a warm, safe, and inviting space while walking alongside people in their healing journey. I have worked with individuals from ages 4 all the way to 80, and my passion is working with children 12+, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with individuals who are dealing with various issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, substance abuse, addiction, borderline personality disorder, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, disordered eating, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. I have worked with populations including minorities and LGBTQ+ people. I have a passion for working with diverse populations, especially BIPOC.
As people are dynamic individuals, I believe in drawing from different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Though counseling can be hard work, I believe in making it enjoyable and love to find ways to corporate clients’ interests into therapy. As a believer in Christ, I am willing to incorporate one’s Christian beliefs or other spiritual beliefs in their counseling. My goal is to assist individuals with finding their own intrinsic ability to heal while gently challenging them to make the positive changes they seek for their lives!