Ryanne "Niki" Shewchuk, MS,

LPC Intern

Play Therapy Trained & EMDR Trained

Ryanne “Niki” Shewchuk, MS, LPC-Intern (TX #78587) is supervised by Molly Arnold, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT (TX #16776). Niki grew up in the DFW area and has always had a heart for helping others. Later, she graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, and she minored in English.

Niki is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist and is trained in EMDR Therapy.

Education & Training

In the fall of 2014, she began her master’s at Southern Methodist University, where she developed a passion for using her past experiences to connect with others through counseling. She completed training in family therapy, couples counseling, sexuality issues, adult individuals, and group therapy. However, she found her calling with counseling children and adolescents by using play therapy and activity therapy techniques. Niki specializes with children and parents by incorporating Child-Parent Relationship Training techniques. Niki is also EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained and is currently working to complete her EMDR certification to help clients heal past traumas.

Clinical Experience
In 2016-2017, Niki completed internships at SMU’s student clinic and at the Student Opportunity Center at Frisco ISD’s alternative school. Upon graduating, Niki specialized in family counseling while conducting in-home therapy sessions throughout the DFW Metroplex. Niki has had extensive professional experience of working with children and adolescents with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, divorce, grief/loss, ADHD, and other diagnoses.

While working with you or your child, Niki will work together with you to find treatment goals and strive to meet your individual needs.

Niki loves her dogs and is training her newest puppy to be a Trained/Certified Animal Assisted Therapy Dog to help in the healing process. She would love to tell you more about animals in therapy!

Contact Niki directly at 469-737-0807
Email niki@nourishplaytherapy.com