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About Me


I'm Nikki Ford. I have been a clinical social worker/therapist for nearly 15 years, working in the field for more than 20 years.


I earned my undergraduate degrees in psychology and cultural anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, Master of Social Work from The University of Georgia, and Master of Public Health from the University of Maryland.


I primarily work with adults experiencing difficulties related to depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma, grief, or struggling to cope with stress and change.


First and foremost, I believe that you are the person most expert about you.


My role is to help you identify goals and develop strategies to reach those goals. Most importantly, my role is to support you as you make positive and lasting changes.

As a clinical social worker, I work from a strengths-based, person-centered, and deeply collaborative perspective.  We become a team in your therapy journey.


My approach to therapy is eclectic. I primarily draw from cognitive-behavioral therapies but recognize the critical importance of using other evidence-based modalities to ensure that our work is individualized to your needs and goals. I also believe humor can play an important role in the therapeutic process. Clients work hard in therapy, and moments of levity can help reframe and normalize struggles in a positive manner.


If you think I may be a good fit for your therapy journey, I look forward to the opportunity!

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