Wellness in the World: Interview with Niki Gori, MA, LPC, NCC

Niki Gori, MA, LPC, NCC of G. I. F. T. S. 

G .I. F. T. S. is a therapy practice in Atlanta, GA that is committed to working with the whole family.  

Bio: Niki received her Master’s in Community Counseling in 2013 from Argosy University, Atlanta. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). She has worked for over ten years with children, teens, adults and families. As a mental health professional she has worked in various settings including private schools, a regional youth detention center and in private practice. She has a particular interest in family counseling and helping facilitate change and growth within the family system. She also enjoys individual and group counseling. 

See Full Interview Here: https://youtu.be/punr3zTlIeM

Interview:

Dr. Kelli: What attracted you to the counseling field?

Niki: I have always loved working with families and children and counseling was the perfect fit.  Helping others help themselves is a wonderful process to be a part of their journey. 

Dr. Kelli: What is one thing you’ve learned about counseling that no one ever told you?

Niki: I had the pleasure of having wonderful professional mentors over the course of my career and was taught many wonderful skills and theories. However, I think that one thing that was missing was the idea of doing what works with the client first. Sometimes they just need someone to listen and be present and not always find another coping skill to use. 

 Dr. Kelli: What is your favorite part of your work?

Niki: Building rapport. Connecting. Learning about their story. Watching the progress and learning

Dr. Kelli: How do you engage in self-care?

Niki: Self-care is so important! There are many ways that I practice self-care. I take Epsom salt baths with essential oils, I read, I get my nails done (great way to just sit for me!), I go get a massage, and I spend time with my husband and family. 

Dr. Kelli: How can people find you?

·     Website: https://www.giftservicesllc.com

·     Social Media: @giftservicesllc Instagram & facebook

·     Contact Info: GIFTS niki@giftservicesllc.com404-635-6674

 

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