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Niki Harrell

LCSW

Populations Served: Adolescents, Children Ages 10+

Philosophy

I believe strength comes through vulnerability – the willingness to allow someone into the space of what you feel and think, asking for and accepting help along the way. I believe change can only come through choice, and I hold space for my clients to make that choice.
I approach therapy from a person-centered perspective, believing and valuing that everyone has their own set of needs and strengths. I employ a variety of methods in my treatment, primarily focusing on cognitive-behavioral and trauma-competent (EMDR) techniques and practices.

Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor of Science in Social Work at Weber State University in 2012, and went on to receive my Master of Social Work at University of Utah in 2013.
I have worked with various age ranges, providing a range of services. During my graduate internship, I worked with at-risk adolescents at Mill Creek Youth Center, providing individual, group, and family therapy. After graduating, I worked at YCC Family Crisis Center where I provided individual trauma-based therapy for adolescent and adult victims and survivors of sexual assault/abuse. I have worked in Children and Youth at Davis Behavioral Health since 2014, providing individual and family therapy, and working as the primary group therapist for the agency's day treatment program.

Specialties

Abuse
Anger Management
Anxiety
Depression
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Grief/Loss
Guilt
LGBTQ Issues
Major Life and Family Changes
OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Self-Harm
Self-Worth
Sexual Trauma
Shame
Stress Management
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma Recovery