Kristy Nimz

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Welcome! You're here because you have a teen who is struggling, or you ARE a teen who is having a rough time. You've already shown a great amount of courage and initiative in taking your first steps toward embracing your best self; it is an honor and a privilege for me to help you do just that.

I'd like to give you some information about my background. I received my B.A. in psychology from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA in 2004. After graduating college, I worked in the community as an outreach case worker for adults with chronic and severe mental health diagnoses as well as dual diagnoses. During this time, I assisted in crisis intervention, clinical assessment, as well as individual/group counseling to evaluate treatment goals and objectives. I went on to receive my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ in 2009. When I obtained approval by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2015, I began working for a community agency as an intensive in-home clinician for at-risk children, youth and their families. During this time, I've had the privilege of providing individual as well as family counseling services to those families in need of stabilization in the community.

I consider myself to be a very client-focused clinician; your beliefs, needs and goals are what drive treatment first and foremost. I also like to incorporate tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing. I feel as though the key to change is mindset; as a result, I like to do a good deal of work with mindfulness as well as cognitive reframing. As someone who has worked with a great many families, I also have a wealth of experience in family dynamics, healthy communications, and appropriate boundary setting within the family unit. I also have the benefit of parenting experience through having a toddler of my own!

Some areas of focus with which I have experience treating include: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-injury, relationship issues, parenting problems, family issues, career challenges, and panic disorder. I've worked with both children and adults who have faced abandonment, emotional trauma, physical trauma, or sexual trauma.

I consider myself an easygoing, disarming person to talk to; my job is to make you feel comfortable, as if you are talking to an old friend. I also pride myself in getting people to utilize a different lens through which they can view the world; one with endless possibilities, less pain, and more peace. My sincere hope is that I can help promote healing and lasting change for you, regardless of what you seek.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00537100 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristy understands my concerns and helps me reach my goals. She helps me re-frame my thinking and holds me accountable. Thank you, Kristy!

Written by M.A. on Apr 24, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristy has been a bright light in my life since I’ve begun counseling with her. She is incredibly supportive, honest, and kind, and I feel like she has truly made a meaningful difference in my life!

Written by B.A. on Apr 20, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 8 months

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. So lucky that my daughter matched with Kristy first time. Working out great for her.

Written by E.M. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristy is wonderful! I am just starting out my therapy journey with her and this application but she has made me feel incredibly safe during our discussions and has helped me formulate a plan to have a toolbox of strategies for when I am having a hard time with something. So far my experience has been excellent and I am happy to continue working with her to tackle my anxiety :)

Written by C.A. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Kristy is an amazing counselor, and listens to me, responds quickly, adjusts her schedule when necessary, challenges me to think differently and overall has really helped improve my mental health

Written by M.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I can always rely on Kristy to say the right things and get me back on track

Written by K.E. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kristy has helped me learn how to cope with my anxiety and I couldn't be more grateful I got paired with such an amazing counselor.

Written by R.I. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Kristy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristy is a thoughtful, considerate, and perceptive counselor who has helped me achieve new heights in my journey of self-empowerment. She is knowledgeable and passionate about her clients, and working with her over the past few months has been a life-changing experience.

Written by C.L. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Kristy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kristy gets me. She is incredibly responsive, patient and supportive. I love working with her.

Written by C.Y. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is great, thank you for having me as her patient!