About Me

About Me

Nicki Williamson’s professional history includes working with people facing many kinds of challenges. She works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and grief. She has a passion for helping women cope with the journey of infertility and dealing with perinatal mood/anxiety disorders. Couples therapy is another area of interest, and Nicki helps couples improve their communication and ability to relate to each other in positive, caring ways.

She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is particularly useful when addressing depression and anxiety. Clients learn to identify negative thinking patterns and behaviors, and then change them to more realistic, productive ones that lead to symptom relief and management. Nicki often incorporates a Solution Focused approach, which is a brief therapy orientation that focuses on a client’s preferred present and future. While the past is explored, most of the work centers around enhancing the client’s skill set to move towards the future (solution) they prefer.

Nicki moved to Bloomington in 1993 when she began studying social work at Indiana University (BSW ’98). She obtained a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis in 2000. After graduation, she worked at the Center for Behavioral Health in the child and adolescent department. While there, she developed a teen drug program as well as ran groups for girls about self-esteem and depression. For many years, she was a consultant for Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Evaluation Center as well as the mental health consultant for Head Start of Monroe County. In 2009, she opened her private practice in downtown Bloomington. She currently works with older teens (16 years +), college students, adults, and couples.