Jerushah Nickell Therapist

Jerushah Nickell, LPC-A

Supervised by Ly Tran, LPC-S


  • Trauma
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • EMDR
  • Life Transitions
  • Christian Counseling
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Grief

Availability: Coming Soon. Please note in your Get Started Form that you’d like to see Jerushah.

Jerushah Nickell was born in Winchester, Kentucky, and moved to Austin, Texas, in 2021. She grew up in a large family where mental illness was a pervasive but mostly unacknowledged presence. In her community at the time, mental illness was a stigmatized concept. Without easy access to mental health support, Jerushah developed a great appreciation for the importance of family and relationships in mental health and a desire to make mental health services available to those who might not normally have access to them.

Jerushah graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and a minor in art history. Following graduation, Jerushah worked for a few years managing a coffee shop in her local college town. As anyone who has worked in (and enjoyed) food service will tell you, the draw is being able to connect with customers. It is an honor to get the opportunity to hear people’s stories and to become a brief part of their lives over a cup of coffee. Through this experience, Jerushah decided the natural next step for her would be to become a mental health counselor. Jerushah attended Colorado Christian University and received her Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling in 2022.

Jerushah’s experiences with depression and anxiety make her a naturally good fit to work with those who struggle with these difficult and complex mental health issues. Working for so long in a field where listening was the most important skill, Jerushah has familiarity with any number of mental illnesses and situational struggles. Throughout her training, Jerushah began to recognize the role of trauma in diverse mental health struggles. Trauma does not have to look like one major event; it has been described as “too much too fast, or too little for too long.” Trauma is complex, sometimes it’s obvious, and sometimes it can come as a surprise to us. Each person’s hurts and hang-ups are unique, and she approaches all her clients with empathy, acceptance, genuine curiosity, and care.

When individuals meet with Jerushah, they can expect to spend some time in early sessions learning and practicing tools to manage and address whatever circumstances may have brought them into therapy. Once some coping mechanisms are in place, there is more room to dive into the deeper roots of struggle, including trauma, relational struggles, family-of-origin dysfunction, and cracks in self-esteem. She will work with you to plan your goals for treatment and create a treatment plan for longer-term healing. Jerushah draws from elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

At the end of the day, though, what matters to Jerushah is that she can find the best treatment method for each person’s unique strengths and struggles. Her approach to counseling is collaborative, and she believes that the person with the key to success is ultimately the client. The counseling process is painful and will probably feel worse before it gets better. Jerushah believes that her role as the therapist is not to give advice or all the answers but to get down in the trenches with her clients and help them find their way out.

Jerushah resides in Austin, TX, with her Husband Nico. She loves dogs (particularly her border collie mix Ruby), making coffee for friends, watching reruns of The Office, hiking, road trips, her church, and finding every opportunity to spend time with her four brothers spread out all over the US and her little sister back in Kentucky. She offers in-person counseling sessions and is available via telehealth to individuals seeking help in other Texas locations.

Availability: Coming Soon. Please note in your Get Started Form that you’d like to see Jerushah.

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