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Nigeria McHellon, LCSW
I became a mental health professional to empower, reassure and show up for people.

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Nigeria McHellon, LCSW


Licensed in



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i), Couples [Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT)], Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches in my work. These processes are developed to help clients find new thinking patterns while developing healthy coping skills related to life’s challenges. I am intentional about my mission to listen and understand each clients’ perspective and his/her beliefs in effort to help them gain clarity about their thoughts and feelings.

I have an extensive background working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I have worked in various settings such as outpatient clinics, the public school system, Department of Juvenile Justice, domestic violence shelters, and substance abuse treatment facilities, to name a few. I’ve worked with victims of trauma and sexual abuse, served as a clinician for human trafficking survivors, and as the executive director for a private adoption agency.


MSW - Social Work, Saint Leo University

License Number and State

FL 17550



Why did you become a mental health professional?

At an early age, I recognized the impact that clinicians had on people who were willing to open up and allow themselves to do the necessary self-work with a professional. I became a mental health professional to empower, reassure, and show up for people.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love spending time with my family, listening to music, going for walks and cooking.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Listen to music. It feeds my soul.

What book have you read more than once?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have 3 children, and it's the first book I usually read with them. It was one of my childhood favorites.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I don't particularly have a favorite but I do like Therapy for Black Men. It is an organization that has created a safe space for black men to seek help. Its purposeful and it is pouring to a group of men who have been taught for so long that their mental health was not a priority.

How do you recharge?

I try to rest and unplug from my laptop, cell phone and people (other then my family).