My name is Nickia Lowery and I am the CEO and Clinical Director at Optimum Purpose Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, and motivational speaker who provides expertise to media outlets, organizations, universities, and faith-based organizations in the areas of relationship building, domestic violence and human trafficking.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Temple University, located in Philadelphia, PA in 2002. After spending some time raising my children, I went on to earn a Master's of Human services and Counseling from one of the first historically Black Universities. Lincoln University of PA in 2012. I have extensive experience working in the area of forensic psychology with violent offenders including domestic violence and sexual offenders. As well as working with victims and their families who have been through domestic violence, human trafficking, childhood abuse and neglect, adoptions, adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and addictions.
I am fully trained in batterer's intervention, anger management, functional behavioral analysis, suicide prevention strategies, adoption competenices, multisystemic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and various trauma informed treatment modalities. In addition to my professional expertise I am a survivor of childhood sexual trauma and thriving after experiencing eight years in an abusive relationship.
I have been able to use my experiences to empower others by bringing my authentic self into the room and offering perspectives with no judgement, but real insight into each and everyone of my clients and what they are going through. I welcome you to take this journey with me and let's get started on your path to healing. I am excited to give you a safe place to process your feelings and make sense of whatever you are going through.
Now let's get started!
Master's Level Intern
Kenyetta York is a master's level counseling intern, author, and trained sexual assault awareness advocate. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Agnes Scott College and is completing the masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Kenyetta has previous experience in assisting individuals and families coping with sexual and domestic violence as well as working with Teens, Couples, and LGBTQIA . She has a vested interest in empowering others and helping them navigate personal challenges in an effort to live their best and most authentic lives.