She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Nell Ikai is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering therapy to individuals, families, and couples through Mellem Clinic, a psychodynamic practice located in Providence, Rhode Island. Many clients come to Nell seeking relief from painful and distressing symptoms such as anxiety, loneliness, grief, depression, relationship stress, chronic illness, and addiction. Nell specializes in helping clients navigate these challenges within an honest and nurturing therapeutic space.
Nell believes that therapy is a collaborative process and approaches her work with warmth and curiosity. She uses a psychodynamic and relational approach to understand how our past experiences impact us today. Over time, Nell helps clients gain a sense of safety, awareness, and a compassionate understanding of themselves and the world around them. When we begin to trust ourselves and treat ourselves with care, our choices, relationships, and surroundings become much more clear.
Prior to joining Mellem Clinic, Nell worked and trained at Prevention Point Philadelphia, Butler Hospital, Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, and the Providence VA Medical Center. Nell is a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work and a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Rhode Island Chapter.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Nell Ikai is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: <1 year
Mellem Clinic, Clinician & Trainee, 2023 - Present
Butler Hospital, Research Coordinator, 2016 - 2023
Providence VA Medical Center, Outpatient Therapist & Clinical Social Work Intern, 2021 - 2023
Prevention Point Philadelphia, Drop-In Center Intern, 2015 - 2016
Boston University, MSW, 2023
Stanford University, BA, 2011
Rhode Island: CSW03278
Supervisor: Inga Korsgaard (PhD PS01914 )