Nikki Bonter, LMSW

Okemos
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Education

  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:
    National Association of Social WorkersCertified in Project ImPACT - A parent coaching program for parents and their children with Autism or other Developmental Disorder teaching language, play, and imitation skills.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, youth, children, and families in diverse settings such as social service agency, medical clinic, school, university (MSU), and hospital settings. I am experienced in working with children and youth that have had trauma in their lives, behavioral issues at home and/or school, in addition to specialized training in working with children, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities, particularly Autism. I am certified in Project ImPACT (Improving Parents As Communication Teachers; Ingersoll & Dvortcsak), an intervention that teaches parents/guardians techniques that improve their young child’s (with Autism or other developmental disability) language, social engagement, play, and imitation skills. I also have a special interest in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, and grief and loss. I work from a strength-based and client-centered perspective and am passionate about working collaboratively with clients in order to reach their personal goals of self-actualization and optimal empowerment. I am dedicated to serving and learning from all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, spirituality, gender identity, sexual orientation, different ability, age, and economic status.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cigna
  • HAP
  • Humana
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • TriWest (VA/Veteran's Affairs)
  • Ulliance EAP
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Autism

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Elders (65+)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)

Types of Therapy

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based

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