Nick came to counseling as a second career.  His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor's of Science with a double major in Math and Computer Science from Appalachian State University. 

Nick spent 16 years in it with the investment banks and human resources in Charlotte, NC before getting his Master's from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  While there, he took interest in working with children, and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy.  He is a Board Certified National Counselor (NCC).  His approach is to emphasize the positive strengths in children, while empowering them to minimize less effective behaviors.  He practices a child-centered approach in play therapy for children 10 and under, where children gain self-esteem and learn self-responsibility.  Nick believes children are capable of remarkable change when supported by a caring team.

Nick is accepting clients at both our Gastonia, NC and Shelby, NC locations.