Nikkiah Smith, LPC, LMFT
Nikkiah W. Smith was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. For as long as she can remember, she has always been concerned about the feelings of others. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be in the helping profession where she could have a positive impact on the lives of others. Nikkiah went on to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, during which time she worked in a residential treatment facility. At the University of Tennessee she learned about the field of marriage and family therapy and decided that this was the area she wanted to pursue. After graduating, Nikkiah went on to receive her Master’s of Science in Human Development, with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Virginia Tech. Before and during her studies at Virginia Tech, she provided community and school based treatment to children, adolescents and families. During her internship, she provided outpatient counseling at the university clinic and school-based mental health services for a local multicultural non-profit agency in the Washington, D.C. area. Nikkiah then continued her work in community based and school-based settings, by providing individual, group and family counseling. She also provided these services in a group home setting for sex-offending adolescents. Nikkiah became licensed as a Professional Counselor in Washington, D.C. in 2008 and as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2009. In 2013, she became licensed as a Professional Counselor in Virginia. More recently, Nikkiah worked as a Clinical Supervisor for a foster care agency in Northern Virginia and a community mental health agency in Norfolk and Suffolk, Virginia. She continues to provide outpatient counseling services to individuals, couples and families primarily from a cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based framework. She is interested in helping families and couples re-discover love and understanding and interested in helping individuals, young and older, access change that propels their lives into new and promising directions.
Breanne Fenning, MS, Resident in Counseling
David Wisenauer, MSEd, Resident in Counseling