Nikah prioritizes creating safe spaces so that individuals can be authentic without judgement. Within these spaces, her goal is to further explore the garden that is her clients, empowering them to identify and uproot that which hinders growth. As we develop the courage to explore the darkness, we then discover the infinite power of our light. This process breeds change and growth. Some shy away from this because of the daunting fear attached to being vulnerable, misunderstood, or simply unseen.
Nikah utilizes Expressive Art Therapies to foster connection, inspire hope, and integrate holistic wellness into the lives of others. Additional tools used are Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Therapy.
Nikah earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Expressive Art Therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Psychology at the University of South Florida.
Prior to The Summit, Nikah was the Creative Clinical Director at Art Transfer Inc. During that time, she created programs which integrated art to address mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and identity. Nikah also worked as a school counselor for CHRIS180, where she offered individual counseling for students struggling with grief/loss, trauma, ADHD, and self-harm. In addition to her therapy-specific roles, Nikah has worked with children and adults alike by providing psychoeducation and bringing mental health awareness to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club.
Nikah maintains a healthy work-life balance. When not caring for her clients, she enjoys painting, dancing, music, and other art modalities. Another passion of hers is to travel the world while engaging in new adventures with her loved ones.
Nikah Chevalier-Amy is under the clinical supervision of Will Atkins, MA, LPC, CPCS.