About Nika Fesler, MA, LPC

img My education consists of a Master of Counseling degree from Adler University.  I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of different settings. I have worked with students in the city colleges of Chicago providing support with trauma, abuse, homelessness and suicidal ideation.  In my most recent role, I provided outreach counseling to children and families in western South Dakota.  I had a chance to work within the school system and fully understand some of the complex issues that arise with children who are struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorders (ODD), autism spectrum disorders and severe behavioral and emotional disturbance.

Some of the techniques that I have been trained in and find most helpful when working with individuals and families are: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).   I believe that individuals and families are incredibly strong and already have what it takes to get through the hurdles and obstacles that life is throwing. My role in working with individuals and families is to uncover their strengths and skills for coping with the difficulties that life will present.

My goal is to offer you a space to come and explore what is going on in your world.  I will spend time with you to develop goals and plans for moving forward and through whatever is making life hard to manage.  I aim to make counseling a safe and positive environment to foster growth and sustainable coping skills with my clients.  Providing culturally sensitive and compassionate counseling is an important part of my practice as well as a commitment to my own continued education and growth as a clinician.

Schedule an Appointment with Nika Fesler

Specialty Training

It’s important to me to continue my education regarding topics that will keep me knowledgeable and trained in the areas that best serve you.  Here you will find areas that I specialize in and continue to maintain a high level of expertise.

  • 2-Day DBT Training , DBT Institute of Michigan

Contact Me

[email protected]

Emergencies: If you are experiencing an emergency or if your need is of an urgent nature, please call 911 or go to your local hospital. Contacting me does not constitute a client therapist relationship unless you are a regular client who is being seen by me in my office.

  • Inform the 911 operator that this is a psychiatric emergency.
  • Ask for police officers and first responders trained in crisis intervention or trained to support people and families experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

US Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-888-SUICIDE (1-888-784-2433)

1-877-SUICIDA (1-877-784-2432) (Spanish)


Children – Severe emotional and behavioral disturbance
Family counseling

Children – Severe emotional and behavioral disturbance
Family counseling
Anger management
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Career Counseling
Exercise counseling
Emotion regulation
Family conflict and bonding
Grief and loss (adults and children)
Life events and transitions
Oppositional Defiance
Sport and health related issues

Children (6 to 10)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Elderly (65+)

Treatment Orientation
Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Adlerian Therapy
Positive Parenting techniques
Psychodynamic approach



If you decide to use your insurance benefits for “behavioral or mental health,” contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:

Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible to meet for in or out of network benefits?
If yes, how much is your total deductible?

If yes, how much of the deductible has been met?

Can I be seen by a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC, LPC, LLMFT, LMFT, or PhD?
Does my insurance allow supervision by a PhD or LMSW?
Is my therapist in or out of network?
If my therapist is out of network, what will my insurance cover for out of network services?

How many visits am I allowed per year?
If there a limit on visits, how many have I used already?

What is my policy plan year (i.e., January to January or September to September)?
Do I need a referral or authorization in order to be seen for therapy or testing?
Will my insurance cover individual and group therapy are on the same day?
What is my copay amount per session?