Nick is a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Geneva College. Nick believes attending Geneva College is one of the best decisions he ever made, because it taught him how to utilize effective, evidence based counseling practices within a Christian framework. Nick believes God is the ultimate counselor and that true and lasting change happens when we invite God to help us change. “I want to meet the client where they are. Some people feel hurt or abandoned by God and are not ready to acknowledge him, and that's ok, we will get there”.
In addition to working with the CCC, Nick is a drug and alcohol therapist at Gateway Rehab, where he utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to help clients resolve ambivalence and make positive changes to improve their and their families lives. “A lot of people think you have to be ready to change before you begin counseling, but that is not always the case; sometimes helping someone work toward a desire to change is a part of the counseling process. Then after that, we can move toward implementing the ideal changes in thoughts and behavior”. While at Gateway, Nick has enjoyed building relationships with men and women of all ages and helping them to address the vast number of issues contributing to their addiction, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and family problems.