Nigeria McHellon, Therapist in Florida — Zencare
Nigeria  McHellon

Nigeria McHellon

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Florida, Georgia, Texas Accepting Online
Updated October 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Nigeria has an extensive background working with individuals — children, adolescents, and adults — families, and couples. She has worked in various settings such as outpatient clinics, the public school system, dept. of juvenile justice, domestic violence shelters, and substance abuse treatment facilities to name a few. She has worked with victims of trauma and sexual abuse, served as a Clinician for human trafficking survivors, and as the Executive Director for a private adoption agency.

Nigeria admires diversity and respect one’s cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation, and spirituality. She has experiencing working with clients experiencing different challenges including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, Veteran and post-deployment, trauma, stress-management, mood and anxiety changes, relationship and intimacy concerns, self-esteem, confidence, medical conditions including cancer, infertility and life stressors and transitions.


Message to clients

Choosing a therapist for yourself or a member of your family can be a difficult decision. The decision to engage in therapy takes true consideration for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Nigeria's approach is from a place of compassion. She hopes to create safe spaces for clients to engage in a trusting therapeutic relationship and focus on open communication while promoting individual self-growth and positive change.

She believes that everything in life is full of purpose and that each experience we go through can be used as a catalyst to grow. Nigeria is passionate about individual growth and diversity. It is her hope that each client that she is privileged to work with learns more about their individuality and the purpose they serve in the world around us.

Nigeria uses evidence based therapeutic approaches in her work. These processes are developed to help clients find new thinking patterns while developing healthy coping skills related to life’s challenges. She is intentional about her mission to listen and understand each clients’ perspective and his/her beliefs in effort to help them gain clarity about their thoughts and feelings.

Nigeria hopes to create a comfortable atmosphere that will allow her clients to tell their story while discovering their purpose.

Healing is possible and Nigeria looks forward to joining you on your journey.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $125
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am - 8:00pm

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 9am-7pm
  • Sun 9am-7pm

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sat 9am-7pm
  • Sun 9am-7pm

Licensure

Florida: SW17550

Georgia: CSW007943

Texas: 107032


Languages

English