Nic Wildes, LMHC
Nic Wildes (they/them/theirs) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist in Massachusetts with over fifteen years of clinical experience. Receiving their Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in 2004, Nic holds extensive experience in all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and gender diverse issues. From many years personally associated with the LGBTQ+ communities, along with significant professional training at local organizations and area academic institutions, Nic has a deep understanding of the issues impacting people in these communities. In more recent summers, Nic has served as the Head of Camper Wellness on the Leadership team of Harbor Camps’ Camp Aranu’tiq, a summer camp for transgender and gender diverse youth. Prior to full-time private practice they worked with refugees in a United Nations funded Trauma Program for 8 years.
Nic’s approach to psychotherapy and consultation is based on a model called Internal Family Systems (IFS). They have been immersed in the IFS community since 2015, and have been active in raising awareness about gender identity in IFS training spaces. Informed by IFS, Nic believes that healing and growth comes from connecting you to your inner wisdom. They are especially passionate about how the model can be used to empower queer, transgender, and non-binary people.
In the therapy room, Nic has a quiet but persistent presence that allows their clients to feel safe, and readily at ease. With compassion and clarity they support people in processing the most traumatic and/or troubling of issues. Nic lives in the Boston area with their partner, and two cats. They enjoy traveling, dance music and candlepin bowling.
Nic is not currently taking new therapy clients. They are available for individual and group consultation to IFS clinicians and practitioners. If you’re looking for counseling, you’re encouraged to consider SAYFTEE, a socially conscious group practice offering a range of therapy services where Nic is Co-Director.