Nikki Sarno, CMHC Intern


It is my belief that we already have everything we need inside of us to heal, but that we also live our lives within oppressive systems, and that these systems can sometimes make healing challenging. In my work with folks, my approach is person-centered and trauma-informed, and it is my goal to help guide people to a place where they feel able to move through the world and make decisions based on their own thoughts, values, and desires. I am influenced by my learning in and experience with somatic theory and its related approaches, internal family systems (IFS), attachment theory, mindfulness, and grief and loss. I have experience working with neurodivergent folks, highly sensitive folks, depression and anxiety, trauma, and body image issues. As a queer person myself, it is a privilege to hold space for LGBTQIA+ folks. My background includes several different community living experiences (which I miss!), as well as working in naturopathic offices. I will graduate from Antioch University with a master’s in clinical mental health counseling (with a trauma focus) at the end of September 2024.