Erik Nitchie, M.S.W., LGSW Intern
Originally from Colorado, I spent my formative years in a small town east of Denver. I developed a passion for the great outdoors at a young age, spending my time hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by lifting weights at the gym, reading, and spending time with family.
I believe in taking a flexible and client-centered approach to mental health treatment. Drawing from a range of evidence-based theories and techniques, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual. Above all, I believe in the power of creating a safe and supportive environment in which individuals can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop the tools and strategies necessary to facilitate meaningful and lasting change.
I consider myself a dedicated lifelong learner who has earned both a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 and a Master of Social Work degree from Saint Cloud State University in 2017. My educational background has equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective support and guidance to the individuals I work with. In addition to my formal education, I actively seek out new learning opportunities to stay current with best practices and emerging trends in mental health.
Since moving to Minnesota, I have held various roles in community mental health, including work at a crisis center, working with people in their homes to develop skills to cope with mental illness, and working for a residential treatment facility. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a range of mental health issues. I believe in bringing a compassionate and empathetic approach to my work.