Zita L. Nickeson is an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and A Certified Sex Therapy Canidate through the acclaimed Sex Therapy Tranining Institute located in Florida. She has worked within the Mental/Behavioral Health services since 1998 in a variety of capacities working with individuals ranging in life stages from preschool to retirement and wiser. She specializes in not only sexually related issues but also works with youth/adolscents, individuals, couples and families.
With over 10 years experience in the mental health field, and as a graduate of Whitworth Univsersity with an M.Ed in Counseling, Zita is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Zita has worked with individuals and families experiencing many different life altering transistions and challenges. Her experience encompasses working with individuals who have been diagnosed with a major mental illness, also providing education and support to their families, providing counseling and education to teens and teen mothers, working with couples experiencing a variety of communication and intimacy concerns, as well as individuals of all ages dealing with life stressors. Zita has also worked with women experiencing a loss of a partner (due to dissolution, death, incarceration or disability), providing them with both individual and vocational counseling. She has assisted couples in mediating an end in their relationship as well as counseling individuals and couples within the GLBTQ and KINK community, and families with adolescents who are experiencing communication and/or parenting issues.
In addition to being a Mental Health and Certified Sex Therapy Canidate, Zita has presented at community programs, taught at the college level and provided training to many agencies in the area.
Zita is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Certified Sex Therapy Canidate (CST-C) Sex Therapy Training Institute
Masters of Education in Counseling (M.Ed) from Whitworth University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) from University of Wyoming
License, Certifications & Awards
Licesenced Mental Health Counselor
Professional Activities and Memberships
Kink Friendly Professional-National Coalition of Sexual Freedom
Previous NAMI-Spokane Boardmember
Previous Boardmember of Spokane County Mental Health Advisory Board