Nikki stands before a background with trees and bushes. She has long brown hair and is wearing a black tan top with a silver necklace. She smiles brightly with her teeth.

Nikki Wieman, LGPC

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers


Loyola University Maryland, 2023/M.S. in Clinical Professional Counseling

Currently accepting new clients!

What’s therapy with me like? I work a lot with women’s issues, LGBTQ clients, and folks exploring gender, sexuality and identity. I also work with those navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions, stressors, and trauma. I incorporate evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), leaning on a person-centered lens and a trauma focused approach – meaning that I’m an eclectic gal!

I believe that therapy is a collaborative experience and I often focus on empowering you to develop coping skills and gain insights into your own experiences and what you need from therapy. I may have gone to school for this, and at the same time, I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own life, and therapy is a space where we can joyfully celebrate, embrace, and explore your unique identity/experience, oftentimes with laughter and levity. I feel like there’s such a beautiful power in that!

I’m also always open to exploring various techniques, encouraging a dynamic and personalized approach that resonates with you.

Our collaborative space is an invitation to grow courageously, curiously, and compassionately, together.

How I’ve kept learning… I’ve always considered learning an essential gift and privilege, and the constant challenge to improve through learning feels true to me as one of my core values. I am always actively seeking out new opportunities to learn, whether it’s through reading, conversations with professors, peers or supervisors, or by finding new education experiences – I never plan to stop learning. Most recently, I have continued learning with my involvement in the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) program at St. Ignatius, in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. In my role here, I work with middle school-aged boys to help them learn and implement coping skills, distress tolerance skills, and other skills to help after a traumatic or stressful event.

I also teach psychology courses to undergraduate students at Loyola University Maryland, and appreciate the ongoing learning that comes from being a participant in an academic community.

Who do I work with? I work with adolescents over 9, teenagers, young adults, and adults. I really enjoy working with folks in the 14-25 age range.

My impacting identities are… I am a cis, white, queer, first generation college student and a woman! I grew up on Long Island, raised by my mom, and was super influenced by my grandma’s Italian American traditions. I do consider myself spiritual, but do not personally follow any organized structure of religion. It is so important to honor the identities we carry with us as they often shape the way we move through and interact with the world around us.

I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… LGBTQ+, (part of/knowledgeable about), First Gen and lower income folks (part of/knowledgeable about), Women (part of/knowledgeable about), trauma survivors (part of/knowledgeable about).

I am the best fit for a client who… wants to show up to sessions and just be fully and completely themselves, and wants to be a collaborative and active participant in the therapy room. I recognize that therapy can be scary, but I also think you’d be a good fit if you were feeling ready and excited to get into things!

I am not a good fit for a client who… who wants incredibly structured therapy.

What makes me unique? I cannot sit still – ever… so there might be a lot of movement in the therapy room! But I’m always open to sitting on the floor or doing what makes a client feel the most comfortable! I think I want to bring a special sense of authenticity and a ‘casual’ and chill vibe to the therapy room, so that you’re able to come in and just let your walls down! I hope that by showing up as my authentic and honest self, it models for you that you can do the same and take up as much space as you want and deserve!

Finding a therapist that’s a good fit for you is like speed dating. So if you’re hoping to find a therapist that’s down to earth and with a weird millennial gen-z crossover flow, you’ve found your fit!


The Practical Stuff

What insurances do I accept? I am in network with Cigna/Evernorth and CareFirst/BCBS.

What are my out-of-network rates? Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? As a licensed clinician, my rates are $180 for an initial intake and $150 for subsequent 53+-minute sessions. Find more details about my out-of-network rates here.

Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? I definitely love meeting face to face, I think there’s something special about being in the same room together! I also like teletherapy and recognize that it’s a great option for a lot of people, and I’m so here for that!


The Fun Stuff

Did you know… I love spending time in the gym and enjoy powerlifting to showtunes.

Any pets? Pencil!! My sweet little black cat!!

What I’ve Learned Lately

  • Gender Responsive Trauma Informed Care: The First 72 Hours; Charlene Sears-Tolbert, MA, ABD, CAP, ICD & AC NAADAC; January 2023
  • A Rainbow Pipeline: The earnest impact of addiction on Black LGBTQ+ Identifying Individuals; O.T. Porter, PhD, LCDC NAADAC; January 2023
  • The Role of Pain and Stress in Healing Trauma; Dr. David Hanscom, Trauma Super Conference; February 2023
  • Holistic Healing in a Divided World; Dr. Claudelle R Glasgow, Trauma Super Conference; February 2023
  • Treatment of Eating Difficulties; Dr. Anita Johnson, Mind Body Training Institute; February 2023
  • The Gift of Therapy; Irvin Yalom; February 2023
  • Introduction to Play Therapy for Mental Health; ProBono Counseling, Sabra Starnes, LICSW, LCSW-C, M. ED., RPT-S; March 2023
  • Basics in Trauma-Informed Assessment; Child HELP Partnership; March 2023
  • Trauma-Informed Functional Behavioral Assessment; Child HELP Partnership; March 2023
  • Interconnected Systems Framework; The National Child Traumatic Stress Network; March 2023
  • The Family Crucible; Augustus Y. Napier, Ph.D., and Carl Whitaker, M.D.; June 2023
  • Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy; Jessica Fern; June 2023
  • How to Do the Work; Dr. Nicole LePera; July 2023
  • ACT in Practice: An Experiential Approach to Learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Shawn Costello Whooley, PsyD, and Staci Martin PhD; July 2023
  • No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model; Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.; August 2023
  • Conquer Shame by Understanding the Science Behind the Feeling; Therapist Uncensored, Dr. Stephen Finn, Dr. Ann Kelly, Sue Mariott LCSW, CGP; August 2023
  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving; Pete Walker; August 2023
  • Contemporary Freudian Society Psychoanalytic Fellowship; Sept 2023 to present
  • Nature-Informed Therapy Training; Heidi Schreiber-Pan, PhD, LCPC; December 2023
  • Come as You Are; Emily Nagoski; December 2023
  • Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice; Judith L. Herman, MD; February 2024
  • Mating in Captivity; Esther Perel; February 2024

What I’ve Learned

  • Psychological First Aid; Dr. Jeffery Lating; October 2022
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Healing our Minds and Bodies; Resmaa Menakem; August 2022
  • Intersectionality in the Bisexual+ Community; Dr. Christina Dyar & Ms. Marian Hernandez; November 2022

How to Give Me a Buzz

The best way to contact me is… by email, at

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