I worked with Dr. Nik for almost one year to deal with my personal and professional anxiety. During our first session, Dr. Nik immediately put me at ease and I walked away feeling optimistic about our upcoming work. In addition to being flexible with my hectic schedule, Dr. Nik taught me several tools related to anxiety and depression that I still employ today. I would highly recommend her to other young Black women who are searching for a therapist who understands the unique stressors we face on a daily basis.
Donna – Fairfax, VA
In October 2017, I came to Dr. Alford suffering from depression due to marital issues. Working with Dr. Alford was the best decision I could have made. She helped me during a time in my life I believed was my lowest point. She was definitely God sent. She was always there to encourage me with her experience and her biblical knowledge. She forever changed my life and I am forever grateful. She challenged me with different techniques, approaches, and exercises to live a happier and healthier life. Her rapport was amazing. She is very relatable, friendly, and has a presence that makes you feel safe and comfortable. She provided excellent tools that I still use today that assist me in coping with my depression as I move forward in life. I worked with her for a year and a half and due to her guidance, my marriage has greatly improved and I can now handle any obstacle that may come our way.
Renee – Maryland
I came to Dr. Nik after my former husband asked for a divorce after a lengthy marriage and refused to engage in counseling to try to save the marriage. I was hurt, confused and angry and felt I needed to speak with someone about sorting out my feelings and moving forward. Being new to the area, I began researching professionals in the area and was immediately impressed by Dr. Nik and her approach to therapy. I made an appointment with high hopes …and those hopes were exceeded. From my first appointment, I felt at ease with Dr. Nik. She created an environment of warmth and solace that allowed me to be vulnerable and to begin the healing process. It is extremely difficult for me to “open up.” Yet, Dr. Nik’s ability to put a person at ease is truly remarkable. She encouraged me when I needed to be, pushed me to dig deeper when that was required and at all times listened – really listened – without judgment. It’s been nearly two years since my first meeting with Dr. Nik and I am in a very good place in my life and truly enjoying my new beginning. I cannot thank Dr. Nik enough for helping me to heal and to embrace what lies ahead for me!
Wendy – Washington, DC