When Nicely Counseling Services LLC was founded in 2015, our mission was to offer mental health services that helped families as a whole. We focused on healing relationships and generational trauma. We helped reunify parents with their children, while establishing healthier boundaries and ways to communicate. We supported families as they navigated foster care, adoption, and even separation. We helped the youngest children build trust in their caregivers, communicate, and learn to self-soothe. We couldn't be more proud of all the hard work our clients have done, so they can live the healthy, fulfilling lives each one of them deserves.
While we continue to hold these values, we have also expanded our services to reach typically underserved populations, including women, young children, BIPoC, queer & trans folks, as well as those in non-traditional relationships. With a focus on authenticity, we strive help each person become their truest self.
Meet Our Team
No problem is too big or too small!
Our team of counselors is trained in various modalities to treat the most complex symptom presentation. We specialize in treating trauma, early childhood disorders (ages 10 & under), marital/family conflict, reunification, women's issues, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression. Each of our counselors also has a background in crisis management and family systems interventions.
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Amanda received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and obtained her licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in 2013. She has also received training as a Family Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Amanda has advanced clinical training in early childhood mental health (birth - 6 years) as well as Trauma Focused Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Her therapeutic passion is working with families to repair the relationships between parent/child, siblings, and spouses. Her treatment is often focused on repairing disruptions in attachment as well as recovering from traumatic incidents. Amanda utilizes a direct therapeutic approach while offering supportive feedback and skill training to help patients effectively address personal life challenges. Particular areas of interest include: PTSD; Post-Partum Depression & Anxiety; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Co-parenting; and Distress in Relationships. Amanda strongly believes that the fundamental basis of therapy relies on honesty, open communication and emotional expression emotional expression.
Amanda Nicely, LMHC
Bryant received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Fisher College with a specialization in Trauma Counseling and is working under the supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He displays a profound passion for helping individuals and couples navigate their unique journeys. With a deep understanding of the diverse perspectives and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC populations, as well as those in non-traditional relationships, Bryant creates a safe and inclusive space for all clients. Bryant draws from Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, and Attachment-based approaches to help individuals heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, and ruptures to their attachment in relationships. Utilizing evidence-based practices, Bryant also helps individuals and couples navigate conversations around race, identity, intimacy, and sexual health, fostering open and honest dialogue. By addressing the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals, clients are able to reclaim their agency within a relationship and strengthen their attachment to loved ones. Whether individuals or couples are seeking to navigate cultural differences, heal from intergenerational trauma, restore intimacy, or build healthier connections, Bryant is committed to empowering them to thrive and find fulfillment in their relationships.
Bryant Wilson, M.A.
Melissa received her Master's Degree from Lesley University in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance Movement Therapy. Currently, Melissa is a Registered Dance Movement Therapist and acquired certification in Rainbowdance®; a therapeutic movement program that utilizes storytelling, self-soothing, voice, music, movement, and multi-modal props. She also obtained licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in 2015 and has advanced clinical training in the treatment of early childhood and trauma disorders. Her passion lies in working with children ages 10 & under experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, and disruptions in attachment. Melissa uses methods that allow children to freely express themselves and teaches them to self-soothe by focusing on improving impulse-control, positive attachment, and self-empathy through play, art, sensory, music, and dance therapies. Parent training & family therapy are also frequently used to support caregivers in their response to children with high emotional needs. By promoting trust & security in the caregiver relationship, many symptoms can improve. Melissa also has experience working with children who have physical impairments, developmental delays, and learning difficulties.
Melissa Beane, LMHC,
Crystal obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Writing & Communications in 1998 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. After completing some graduate work in the university's Professional Writing program, Crystal secured a position as a paid intern for a Providence radio station before being promoted to Account Executive and then Promotions Director. Upon leaving the station, Crystal was later hired as the Intake Coordinator for a personal care attendant agency. In 2006, after becoming involved in her local church, Crystal accepted a position with the local diocese as the Assistant Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministry and then returned to direct church ministry in 2013. Crystal joined the Nicely Counseling team in 2020 and looks forward to not only assisting the clinicians, but also serving and assisting the clients!
Danielle graduated from Fitchburg State University in 2015 with her Master's Degree and obtained her licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in 2018. Danielle offers counseling for individuals who are seeking support in navigating difficult relationships, rebuilding self-confidence, and accepting their unique role in the world. She often works with clients who have experienced bullying, traumatic events, self-harm, and codependency in relationships. She also has experience treating children and adolescents with challenging behaviors and mood disorders. Throughout her career, she has developed a strong understanding of what it takes to re-establish healthy attachments to loved ones and has previously offered support and/or education to families through various parenting programs. She utilizes an eclectic treatment approach individualized to each client and can incorporate techniques from the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Family Systems Therapy (FST); interpersonal skills training; and harm reduction. Danielle is an empathetic counselor who strongly believes that rapport building and honesty are the first steps toward meeting one's goals!
Danielle Heger, LMHC
Meghan O'Leary is an International Board Certified Lactaction Consultant (IBCLC).
Meghan O'Leary, IBCLC
Melanie received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bay Path University and is working under the supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She takes pride in her compassionate and authentic therapeutic approach, with a focus on treating each client as a unique individual. She has extensive experience in providing support and behavioral interventions to children and their families across the lifespan. With a deep passion for helping others, Melanie offers treatment for ADHD, anxiety, trauma, women’s issues, parenting, and fostering healing within family relationships. She has a special interest in working with those who identify in the LGBTQ+ population. Melanie utilizes an eclectic approach, drawing strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving. Through her empathetic and client-centered approach, she creates a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their emotions, discover their inner strength, and learn skills to live a more fulfilling life.