Nikki Summers, LCSW, CAC II
Nikki Summers, LCSW, CAC II received her Bachelor of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and her Master of Social work at The University of Texas at Arlington in 1996. Nikki is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization. She has practiced psychotherapy for the past 22 years in various settings. In the beginning of her career, she focused on treating children, adolescents, teens and their families in an outpatient, in-home and residential setting. She has also worked with individuals, couples and families in a private practice setting. In 2011, Nikki gained an interest in working with individuals with substance abuse and dependence issues. At that point, she began working in a correctional facility treating women in a 90-day program for substance abuse and dependence. In 2016, she worked in an Intensive Outpatient and a Partial Hospitalization facility for substance dependence as a therapist and the clinical director.
Nikki then transferred to The Redpoint Center in 2018 to continue devoting her time to treating adults, who struggle with substance abuse and dependence. She specializes in treating individuals with substance abuse and dependence, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, attention deficit disorders and trauma. She focuses her practice on using cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, mindfulness, solution-focused, brief psychotherapy, trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches. Her passion for her career stems from her personal struggles in life and brings an empathetic approach to her clients. When Nikki is not working, she spends her time with her two daughters when they feel like it and if she is lucky.