Nikki Amaro, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sonoma State Univeersity
Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of Michigan
I am Nikki (she/her/hers). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering therapy to adults 17+ via telehealth or in-person at my Hillcrest office.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University in 2005 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2013.
I possess expertise in trauma informed care and recovery, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), gender identity, substance use, attachment, identity development, sexual orientation, and developing manageable approaches to tough circumstances. My approach to therapy is transparent, compassionate, connective, and interactive.
I love to work with people from all walks of life… AND I am deeply committed to uplifting, protecting, supporting, and offering therapy to gender expansive, transgender, and nonbinary individuals. I write letters for clients seeking gender affirming medical intervention per WPATH standards.
Through my practice, I hope to create positive change in how our society views trauma and adverse life experiences. I want it to become an everyday life skill to break generational trauma cycles. I’m committed to practicing continuous dialog in my community and in my work with individuals who are fighting to break the cycle in their own lives.