Hi, I’m Nikole Klatka (Nikki)!
I have dealt with anxiety symptoms for as long as I can remember. Shaking hands, sweaty palms, gasping for air, and racing thoughts became part of my typical daily life. However, as I grew older, I became increasingly frustrated with how my anxiety was starting to take over.
After numerous therapists, endless years of research, and trying out different coping mechanisms, I discovered that the key to improving my mental health was to improve all other aspects of my well-being. Knowing I wasn’t alone in my experiences, I began teaching others what I had learned, hoping they could overcome some mental health symptoms too. Eventually, these early life experiences led me to become a mental health professional.
In May 2022, I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lock Haven University and became a National Certified Counselor. Over the years, I have gained experience in the mental and behavioral health field, working with children and adolescents, college students, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism symptoms. Although I have experience treating various mental health conditions and symptoms, my focus areas include anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, stress, and adjustments to college.
I am trained in the MBCT technique. I work mainly from a CBT approach but also incorporate solution-focused and mindfulness-based modalities to help my clients reach their goals. Despite this, I will always tailor my approach to treatment based on my client’s needs to ensure that an individual’s unique needs are met.
Ultimately, what you can expect from me is authenticity and a comforting space where you can express your innermost thoughts and emotions and be your true self.
When I’m not providing therapy, I spend my time reading, doing yoga, playing with my pup, exploring new places, bingeing Netflix and Hulu shows, and buying more plants (you can never have enough).
If you are seeing a Pre-Licensed Therapist at MFC, know that we are very selective in our hiring process and work extremely closely with the supervising clinician to ensure their development and the quality of the treatment they deliver. Not all insurances will reimburse for Pre-Licensed therapists, so it is essential to talk with our administrative staff to see if a pre-licensed clinician is the best fit for you.
We set the private pay-per-session rates for a pre-licensed therapist significantly lower than our seasoned and licensed therapists. This can mean significant financial savings when looking at the long-term costs of seeking treatment. We have found that many people will opt to see a pre-licensed clinician not paneled with their insurance company because the per-session rate can be lower than the copay or cost of counseling using their high deductible plans.
Nikole Klatka offers teletherapy to anyone in Pennsylvania and in-person at our Hershey therapy office.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Move Forward Counseling is an inclusive practice where we want the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcome and supported. Whether you are unsure how to embrace your identity, are having relationship issues, or need extra support from a non-judgmental person, we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.