NICHOLAS SKASA, LCPC
Nick's passion for psychotherapy began in 1999 during his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2001. Throughout Nick's undergraduate and post-undergraduate years, he partook in as many diverse clinical settings as possible, working both professionally and voluntarily for the university, half-way houses, substance abuse groups, and depression/self-esteem support groups.
In 2004, Nick moved to Chicago to pursue graduate studies at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling psychology. He earned his LCPC in February of 2011, and since 2006 has been working with underserved populations traumatized by gang violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and physical abuse. His treatment modalities range from individual, family, to group counseling.
In 2010, he began pursuing further education in both biofeedback and trauma education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to continue advancing his knowledge and skill in the power of connecting both mind and body. Over the past ten years of experience working with people of all ages, races, and gender, Nick has built, borrowed, and honed strategies he found to be effective in providing not only relief of symptoms, but also in promoting emotional and psychological growth. Nick's primary interest is in treating trauma and anxiety-related disorders. Rooted in cognitive-behavioral interventions, mindfulness exercises, and biofeedback/EEG biofeedback techniques, his treatment approach never stops evolving as he continues to learn how to more effectively treat those in need of help.
Nick became involved with the stock market at the age of 19, and ever since has cultivated a hobby of trading financial instruments. Initially expecting his involvment with financial markets to bear relevance only to a computer screen, Nick soon began to realize that the skills and character traits needed to be a consistent and profitable retail trader were in many ways transferrable to all areas of life. Whether you are stuck in a rut or dealing with the stress of a financial situation, Nick is familiar with the complex relationship we have to finances and the inherent stress it can bring. Sometimes all that is needed is a fresh perspective or a new approach. Nick draws upon his personal and professional experience to help you recognize and address the underlying causes of your pain, and help you move past the emotional and psychological blocks standing in your way.