About Niki

Understanding who we've been, accepting who we are, transforming who we'll be.


Niki Kenley, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

I am a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern serving adults and adolescents 16 and older in the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola area. I graduated from University of West Florida with a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on mental health counseling, and have experience working at a college counseling center as well as in a private practice setting. My interests include relationships, sexuality and gender-based issues, and identity development. I am experienced treating depression, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, anxiety and panic, personality disorders, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, dissociation, and other complex life challenges.

My mission as a psychotherapist is to support, empower, challenge, and facilitate personal growth for my clients. I work with my clients to develop a resilient, mindful, and authentic sense of self. It is my priority to create a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment in which clients from all walks of life feel comfortable and heard.

I utilize an integrative interpersonal therapeutic approach in which I pull from emotion focused, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic techniques to treat clients. I recognize that every client’s needs are different, and no single technique is right for everyone. I work collaboratively with clients to identify presenting and underlying issues and develop a plan to meet their goals.



913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, ste 23A
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

lyissa@maitricounselingcenter.com
(850) 450-0036

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