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*Location is on 6th ave between 10th and 11th street*
I work with individuals, couples and families. I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist. I am a gentle person who will listen to your problems and focus on getting to the underlying cause of your problem, help you to gain a new and more positive attitude in life, and to create a safe and secure environment for you. If you are a German or French speaker, we can communicate in your mother tongue.
I believe that strong therapeutic relationships can create healing and generate the ability to change. My approach is eclectic. This means I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches. I work with a variety of symptoms including: anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), eating disorders, addictive disorders, codependency and trauma. I also work with clients who have been diagnosed with: bi-polar disorder, psychotic disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and various dissociative disorders, as well as relationship-, sexual- and work- related issues.
I am especially understanding and successful working with members of the LGBTQ community. I also specialize in working with clients who suffer from trauma and substance abuse issues. My purpose is to create a safe environment where clients can access and express painful and angry feelings.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Nick was very approachable. I was a little nervous about talking to a therapist but he made me feel very at ease very quickly. I look forward to continuing to work with him.
My first appointment with Nick was unique in the sense that I was in the midst of a minor personal crisis. He was extraordinary. Calming, welcoming, and engaging. Very personal and caring touch without any judgmental comments, glares, or opinions (which was important to me because he has no prior knowledge of me as a person). I look forward to a long relationship with Nick.
Dr. Nick is a wonderful therapist. He was recommended to me by a friend (who spoke highly of him for both individual and couples therapy), and I've now worked with him in couples therapy for the past three years. He is a kind, sensitive, and thoughtful man who has a gentle yet active/direct approach. He creates a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore feelings and challenging subjects, and his insight and support have helped me and my boyfriend cultivate deeper intimacy and develop tools and strategies to work through conflicts (in and out of the sessions). He's been extremely helpful working through issues related to anxiety, work, money, and sex. He also has a great sense of humor, which I appreciate. I've recommended Dr. Nick to a few friends (for couples and individual therapy) and I've heard positive feedback from them about their experiences. Although finding a good therapist is a highly subjective process - not a "one good therapist suits all" situation - highly recommend exploring working with Dr Nick.
Dr. Nick Helbich was referred to me back in 2011 as I was in search of a couple's therapist. My significant other and I started seeing Dr. Helbich as a couple that year and worked with him for two years until we decided therapy was no longer necessary. At that point I continued to see Dr. Helbich for individual therapy, which I continue to this day. By working with Dr. Helbich my boyfriend and I made significant progress in improving our relationship. From the beginning, Dr. Helbich created a warm, open and judgment-free environment where my significant other and I felt comfortable opening up and exploring the issues in our relationship. My boyfriend came into the sessions with no past therapy experience and had some nervousness and reservations about the process. From the very first session. Dr. Helbich made him feel comfortable and welcomed, explaining the process and easing him into opening up over time. His wisdom, patience and kindness came through in every session and we always walked away feeling like we made progress and were in a better place. In our sessions, we focused on trying to understand the underlying problems behind our issues, and in many instances we were able to make the connection to behaviors or traumas that we learned or experienced as children (and over time), which stayed with us into adulthood. By making these connections and understanding the roots of these problems, we were able to develop the self-awareness required to come up with practical solutions to tackle the issues. Overall, we found couples therapy with Dr. Helbich a helpful and enlightening experience that really improved our relationship dynamic by allowing us to work through individual resentments and achieve fruitful compromise. On a personal note, my individual work with Dr. Helbich through the years has a tremendous positive impact on my personal development. In our sessions, we explored some of the traumatic and difficult experiences I experienced as a child and throughout my life. From deep rooted abandonment issues stemming from absentee parents to people pleasing tendencies for a want of acceptance and love, we explored a number of themes affecting my romantic relationships as well as personal/workplace relationships. By exploring these themes openly, I was able to make connections I had not previously thought of which helped me develop a deep understanding of the effects of my past experiences on current situations. This has enabled me to change, adapt and let go/heal in order to successfully work through various issues and get to a happier/healthier place in life. Dr. Helbich is a wonderful therapist and person in general, and I highly recommend him for anyone seeking to improve their emotional and mental health.
Very helpful.Our sessions helped me come to good conclusions about situations I am in and how I am approaching them. I am asked good questions about the situations. His experience with alternative relationships is helpful in particular.
Dr. Helbich is warm and kind, I immediately felt at ease. I have seen three other therapists who were either distant or judgmental. I highly recommend Dr. Helbich, and continue seeing him.
I value Dr. Helbich very much and truly enjoy working with him. I am a skeptical curmudgeon but found myself impressed, and reassured, by Dr. Helbich: he listens with all of himself and actually hears you. He is engaged, warm, and caring-highly recommend.
My weekly visit w/ Nick are awesome. He focuses on the false beliefs that I have about myself. That there is something "wrong" with me, etc. There isn't & I'm learning life skills & putting together goals in sessions with him that strengthen my self-image.