About Nizeli Armas, M.A
Nizeli is a Mental Health Counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and a Ph. D candidate in Psychology from Keiser University. Nizeli also holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Keiser University.
Nizeli has experience working with younger children, adolescents, adults and families. Nizeli has experience working with ADHD, behavioral issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life stressors and transitions, divorce/separated families, and mood issues. She enjoys integrating play, art, and mindfulness into her therapeutic approach, especially with children and adolescents.
Nizeli also has experience with parent-child interaction therapy. Nizeli believes that working with parents is imperative, especially when working with younger children. Many of her sessions with younger children also involve parent coaching sessions to help bridge what is being worked on in therapy into the home setting.
Nizeli also has experience working with teens who experience difficulties with self-esteem and struggle with body image. She values teaching and exploring positive self-concepts to help teens cope with the increasing demands and stressors places on them both in school and with social media.
Nizeli also has experience working with children in foster care, survivors of sexual assault, survivors of domestic violence, and adults who have experienced childhood trauma. She is Certified Adoption Competent and Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Nizeli has worked with families through the adoption process from a trauma-informed approach to assist the family and children with bonding and attachment.
In addition to family therapy, Nizeli also has experience working with divorced and blended families as well as domestic violence.
Nizeli approaches counseling sessions with a non-judgmental curiosity and excitement to get to know you. She is passionate about working with her clients and believes in helping them meet their individual goals using a safe and comfortable environment so the healing process can begin.