Nikki Heeren, MFT


About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist with eight years of clinical experience in the field of mental health. I provide a full range of psychotherapy telehealth services, including treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, intrusive thoughts, and interpersonal conflict. I have experience helping clients through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. CBT and EMDR are evidence-based approaches and I have found them to be very helpful in helping clients overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression. Clients describe my approach as warm and supportive. I always emphasize mutual respect, empathy, and empowerment and believe that everyone has the capacity for personal growth and change. I work with Adults, Students, Parents, Young Adults, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Artists/Writers. I welcome individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. Contact me to see if we would be a good match working together. Thank you, and I look forward to connecting.

Education & Experience

I have eight years of clinical experience in the field of mental health. This includes work in private practice and various nonprofit organizations. -Clinical Director, Youth Homes in Contra Costa County -Private Practice, EMDR Therapist, Oakland -Chrysalis Community Counseling Center, Counselor, Santa Rosa -Seneca Family of Agencies, Clinician, Santa Rosa -Community Family Service Agency, School-Based Counselor, Sebastopol -Dual-Diagnosis Transitional Housing Hotel de Riviera, Trainee, Santa Barbara -Santa Barbara Wellness Center, Trainee, Santa Barbara

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

-EMDR International Association -California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) -East Bay CAMFT

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults


  • English


  • Cigna