406 S First St., Suite 308
Mount Vernon, WA., 98273
Phone: (360) 424-0400
Fax: (360) 336-3270

Josie Nickum, M.Ed., LMHC

Josie Nickum, M.Ed., LMHCo 406 South First St., Suite 307
Mount Vernon, WA., 98273
Phone: (425) 655-7935
Fax: (360) 336-3270

I graduated with my degree in English from Seattle University in 2011 and received my Masters in Education in School Counseling from Western Washington in 2016. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Child Mental Health Specialist. I also hold a certificate as a Washington State School Counselor. My resume includes experience providing counseling services, group therapy, and case management to children, adults and families in both school and outpatient settings.

Counseling Approach

My therapeutic style strives to be self-aware, compassionate and collaborative, drawing on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and experiential theories. While I see each person as an individual, I also consider how we are influenced by cultural and familial systems, and hold particular interest in feminism, critical race and social justice theories.

Working with children and adolescents: I strive to work as a team with youth and their caregivers, and help to assist them with developing deeper awareness, resilience, and coping strategies for life's many challenges. My specific areas of specialization include helping children and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, assisting with family changes, educational and peer-related struggles. I am also a trauma-informed therapist and have experience working with children who have experienced trauma. In my work with children and teens, I see families and caregivers as an integral part of a child's treatment, and routinely seek to involve them in the treatment process.

Working with adults: I believe in the strength and independence of each adult I work with. In my work with adults, I focus on facilitating an their insight to address and heal wounds of the past, support their goals for the future, and assist them with living more powerfully in the present. I will work with adults who experience a variety of presenting concerns including identity and cultural issues, relationship concerns, depression, anxiety and mood disorders.

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