Nikki Bonter, LMSW

Nikki Bonter, LMSW Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master of Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    National Association of Social Workers
    Certified in Project ImPACT – A parent coaching program for parents and their children with Autism or other Developmental Disorder teaching language, play, and imitation skills.

Languages

  • English

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, youth, children, and families in diverse settings such as social service agency, medical clinic, school, university (MSU), and hospital settings. I am experienced in working with children and youth that have had trauma in their lives, behavioral issues at home and/or school, in addition to specialized training in working with children, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities, particularly Autism. I am certified in Project ImPACT (Improving Parents As Communication Teachers; Ingersoll & Dvortcsak), an intervention that teaches parents/guardians techniques that improve their young child’s (with Autism or other developmental disability) language, social engagement, play, and imitation skills. I also have a special interest in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, and grief and loss. I work from a strength-based and client-centered perspective and am passionate about working collaboratively with clients in order to reach their personal goals of self-actualization and optimal empowerment. I am dedicated to serving and learning from all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, spirituality, gender identity, sexual orientation, different ability, age, and economic status.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Auto Insurance
  • BCBS
  • BCBS Medicare
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • HAP
  • Humana
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • Ulliance EAP
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Autism

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (0 to 06) Toddlers / Preschoolers
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EFT/ Tapping
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused