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Nikki Hurless



Each person walks a different path, and I am here to guide you through your life journey.

I take an integrative approach to counseling and draw on multiple theories and resources used to fit the unique needs of an individual. We will work together in a supportive and accepting space to explore your challenges, strengths, coping strategies, and relationships in search of better self-awareness and self-efficacy.

I received a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Louis University in 2016 and am currently pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Missouri- St. Louis. My clinical work has focused on healing from traumatic experiences, particularly intimate partner or domestic violence and sexual assault. I use a variety of tools to assist the client in their healing, including personality assessments, bibliotherapy, and role-playing. I am also trained in the basics of EMDR therapy, an approach that targets complex traumatic memories.

I have experience working with clients intimate partner violence, experiencing depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, perfectionism, impostor syndrome, developmental and complex trauma, and struggles with identity.


I work primarily with adults in an individual or group setting.

Specializations: Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic Violence, LGBT, Life Stress, Peer Relationships, PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Stress Management, Transgender, Trauma, Women's Issues

Treatment Modes: Attachment Based Therapy, CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, EMDR-Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing, Individual Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centered, Schema Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy

Fee Scale: $40-80

Payment Types: Cash, Check, Credit-AMEX, Credit-MC, Credit-Visa, Debit Card, PayPal

Accepted Insurance Plans: None

Availability: By Appointment

Education: M.S. - St Louis University, Counseling and Therapy

Certification and Training: EMDR Basic Training Certification