As a Washington State Approved Supervisor, Zita trains graduate-level students in becoming capable counselors. You are able to see Zita's interns as your counselor for only $25.00 per session. Zita's current interns are:
Kez L. Mayers
Kez L. Mayers is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Gonzaga University, completing her internship under Zita L. Nickeson, M.Ed, LMHC, CST. Kez received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from City College of New York. After graduating, she moved from New York to Spokane where she began working as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), providing behavior therapy to children living with autism.
Kez is a Kink-Knowledgeable Professional through the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, a member of the American Counseling Association, and holds a Washington State Certified Behavior Technician (CBT) license and a RBT license through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She is currently pursuing a Certified Sex Educator certification through the American College of Sexologists. She enjoys working with individuals, children, children on the autism spectrum, and couples. She has special interests in working within the sex therapy, ethnic minority counseling, and psychopharmacological fields. Her therapeutic approach involves attending to the needs of the client to ensure a safe and nonjudgmental environment while drawing upon a variety of therapeutic approaches including Adlerian, Gestalt, CBT, or ACT in order to assist her clients to facilitate growth and develop the tools necessary to do so.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Kez is proud to break barriers as an Afro-Caribbean counselor and researcher. As such, she is highly familiar with navigating the counseling needs of ethnic minorities and immigrants. She is conversational in Hindi. To contact Kez for a consultation or appointment, email her at [email protected].
Marina Connor is a graduate student of Gonzaga University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program under the supervision of Zita Nickeson, M.Ed., LMHC, CST. A native of Helena, Montana, Marina earned undergraduate degrees in anthropology and Spanish and a minor in English literature from the University of Montana. After graduating, she worked in human rights, election politics, Child and Family Services, and alongside sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe of Sexplanations on YouTube.
Marina is interested in serving the mental health needs of minority and underserved populations using individualized evidence-based models. She is particularly knowledgeable about working with the needs of LGBTQ people, people of color, survivors of trauma, and survivors of suicide loss. She is a Kink-Knowledgeable Professional through the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, a member of the American Counseling Association's LGBTQ advocacy organization, and is currently pursuing certification as a Certified Sex Educator through the American College of Sexologists. Whatever your unique needs, Marina is committed to creating a judgement and shame-free environment that allows you to be and become your best, healthiest self.
As a studying clinician, Marina is able to offer significantly-reduced rate counseling to adults, youth, and children for individuals, partnerships, and groups. She has some evening and weekend appointments available. To book an appointment with Marina, please email her directly at [email protected].
Outside of her professional and academic work, Marina enjoys cooking, dancing, and plus-size body acceptance and fashion. Additionally, she is a human rights activist who strives to expand the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, people living with disabilities, the poor, and LGBTQ people; and to develop the US health care system into a universal single-payer model as a basic human right.
Para los clientes latinos, Marina habla español.