Nielle (she/her), pronounced “knee-EL”, is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Registered Art Therapist, Adjunct Professor, and Social Justice Advocate in Mental Health. Nielle received a dual Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University. Nielle has expertise in treating trauma survivors, women, immigrants and first-generation Americans, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC communities. Nielle provides individual therapy, group therapy, and clinical supervision.
Nielle uses decolonized and culturally affirming therapeutic approaches to address intersectional mental health needs. Using a person-centered and strengths-based approach, Nielle encourages her clients to utilize practical coping skills to navigate oppressive structures and systemic racism. Nielle created the first BIPOC Partial Hospitalization Program in the state of MA and strongly believes in the power of community for liberation work. Nielle holds space for discussions around generational trauma, micro/macro aggressions, cultural and religious stigmas/taboos, unrealistic societal expectations, and more.
“Many of this world’s structures were not intended for all, so let’s talk about it and figure out how to thrive” – Nielle