Nielle (she/her), pronounced “knee-elle” or “Danielle” without the “Da”, is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and Social Justice Advocate in Mental Health. Nielle received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University. Nielle has expertise in treating trauma survivors, women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC communities. Nielle created the first BIPOC Partial Hospitalization Program in the state of MA. Nielle uses decolonized DBT, CBT, and Art Therapy 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 systems and institutionalized racism. Nielle holds space for discussions around generational trauma, micro/macro aggressions, cultural and religious stigmas/taboos, unrealistic societal expectations, and more. Nielle strongly believes in the power of community and actively advocates for additional safe spaces for marginalized communities within mental health organizations and institutions.
“Many of this world’s structures were not intended for all, so let’s talk about it and figure out how to thrive” – Nielle