Nick Helbich , LCSW, PhD, MA
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.