Nick Czapla, LPCA, LCAS-A, NCC
After receiving his Master’s degree from Kent State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Nick has worked in a multitude of settings including high schools, outpatient, intensive in-home, and virtual or teletherapy. Recently, Nick has spent the last three years working in the field of wilderness-based therapy and addiction treatment. He is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction specialist in the state of North Carolina.
Working with Nick, clients can expect a practical, goal-driven approach that is rooted in evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. His mission is to establish a foundation of emotional safety and trust so that those he works with may more confidently express their true feelings without fear of judgement. Once a therapeutic alliance is established, the focus can then shift to how natural strengths and internal resources may be harnessed to achieve the desired goal. Throughout the process, one of Nick’s core value is authenticity; he relates to clients without hiding behind a professional facade or roles.
Nick has completed more specialized training in trauma therapy and career counseling interventions and assessments such as: Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Career Construction Inventory (CCI) and World of Work Inventory (WOWi).
Nick likes to spend most of his free time in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the rivers. He is an avid white water kayaker, sneaking in some rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking in between. Originally growing up on the slopes outside Buffalo, NY, Nick spent last winter teaching skiing and snowboarding in Colorado.