Dr. Nikki Rollo
Thank you for exploring my website and taking the time to discover if the type of therapy I offer is the right approach for you. I want to share a bit about myself with you here so you know about my education and training, how I work, and what to expect in our sessions if we were to work together.
I have my PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. I am licensed in New York State and California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. (NY License 001166/ CA License 52091).
I also am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Additionally, my training includes completion of advanced training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD’s).
I work primarily from a depth psychological perspective, based in the work of Carl Jung, which means that I focus on the wholeness that I believe is innate in every individual and look beyond the symptoms to the deeper inner life of the person seeking my help. Depth psychology is about allowing the parts of us that have been repressed or rejected to come forward, be witnessed, and re-integrated in order to experience transformation and healing from our suffering. My intention for our work together is to take a position of curiosity and come alongside you as we together explore the lesser known parts of you that have been neglected perhaps for far too long. This work may come in the form of tending to your dream-life, exploring your inner thoughts and feelings, or exploring the way your physical and energetic body has responded to life experiences.
My experience includes over twelve years of working with individuals struggling with eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction and currently am the National Director for Program Development for an eating disorder program in California.
I also am interested and experienced in working with individuals who are struggling with shame, self-doubt, guilt and anxiety, or spirituality. I am available to work with people who are interested in exploring how these things affect our relationships and level of connectedness with ourself, others, and the world. I take a compassion-focused approach to therapy and also offer gentle challenges and honest feedback as necessary in service of our relationship and your relationship with yourself.
I am inspired by the work of Carl Jung and Marion Woodman and am a student of yoga, meditation, Buddhism, and mindfulness practices. I love reading Mary Oliver poetry and I often incorporate meditation, breath work, and guided imagery into sessions in order to help you feel grounded, connected to yourself, and have internal resources you can draw on when you are living daily life in New York City.
If you are interested in working together and investing in the process of integrating the parts of you that have been rejected or neglected, in service of a meaningful and connected life- please reach out- send me an email or give me a call.
Please feel free to send me a message here if you are interested in working together to pursue a meaningful and connected life.