Nikki Piazza graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in May 2021 with an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and now is a PLPC. She completed a year-long internship at Loyola Center for Counseling and Education, where she worked with clients across the life span, and is now transitioning into the role of Managing Director. Nikki conceptualizes client concerns through a relational-cultural lens, which brings focus to the ways in which formative relationships and sociocultural forces impact overall wellbeing. She believes that meaningful, mutually empathic relationships, opportunities for authentic expression, and unencumbered moments of joy have the power to elevate the human experience. Nikki also utilizes child-centered play therapy and activity therapy when working with kids. She strives to provide a space in which children can explore and convey their emotional worlds through their natural language of play. To enhance her work with children, Nikki enjoys sharing basic play therapy skills with caregivers through child-parent relationship therapy groups and individual consultations. Outside of work, she spends time unwinding in nature, running through the city's parks, and finding new methods of creative visual expression.