Meet Our Team
No problem is too big or too small!
Our team of therapists 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 therapists also has a background in crisis management and family systems interventions.
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AMANDA NICELY, LMHC
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.
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!
MELISSA BEANE, LMHC, R-DMT
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.
DANIELLE HEGER, LMHC
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. Danielle 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!