Nelicia Butler is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lincoln Christian University 2017 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010.
Experience & Specialties
Nelicia has thousands of hours of both experience and advanced training to help support the needs of her client's from a trauma lens. She attended seminary which allows her to incorporate the belief systems or wrestle with beliefs systems and its impact on identity development. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified clinical trauma professional. She is also a trained brainspotting practitioner which is a treatment method that works to relieve challenging trauma symptoms. Nelicia specializes in treatment of trauma related concerns including stress management, anxiety, spiritual/religious concerns, and culture related challenges. Nelicia has experience working with clients ranging in age from adolescence to older adulthood. She primarily works with black women between the ages of 18-60 to address concerns related to trauma, anxiety, and stress reduction.
"I promote and support the worth, dignity, potential, culture, beliefs, and uniqueness of each individual in the treatment process. I utilize a client-centered therapy, somatic experiencing, and CBT training to help clients reduce intrapersonal turmoil and journey toward healthy and individualized goals."
Nelicia employs a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive approach, nurturing personal and body awareness. Through evidence-based methods like client-centered therapy, somatic experiencing, and CBT, she guides clients towards positive social adjustment and healing, supporting their worth, dignity, and unique potential.
Nelicia is originally from the south side of Chicago where she spent her childhood. She currently lives in the Elgin, Illinois area with her husband and daughter. Her family also recently adopted a 3 month old puppy that keeps her and her family busy.
Nelicia's journey into becoming a therapist is deeply rooted in her own experiences with trauma and anxiety. Having navigated her own mental health challenges and witnessed other family member's struggles with mental health and substance abuse during her childhood, she discovered an innate skill for providing support. However, she was driven to ensure she could offer this support in a professional and safe manner, prompting her pursuit of advanced level training.
For Nelicia, learning about mental health was transformative, bringing clarity not only to her understanding of herself but also to her perception of others. As the oldest of eight siblings, caregiving came naturally, even during times when she should have just been allowed to be a kid. Finding a balance between supporting others' healing journeys and practicing self-care has become a daily endeavor. Nelicia takes pride in her ability to be a beacon of light for others while nurturing her own well-being simultaneously."
In her free time, Nelicia enjoys art & crafting, hip hop/R&B music, spending time with friends and family, exercising, dancing, and trying her hand at DIY projects that sometimes turn out well.
Cost of services
Forms of Payment Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL
United Health Care
Health Alliance-Coming soon!