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“Think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year,
they will teach that people too,
must wilt, fall, root, rise,
in order to bloom. ”

Rupi Kaur



Hi! My name is Nikki Plavec. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Speech Therapist. Over the last 2 decades I have worked in a hospital based outpatient rehabilitation department as an SLP.  Having the opportunity to learn from individuals dealing with life and relationship altering neurological changes led to a desire to help clients and families adjust to and heal during these, and other, unexpected turns in life. Confronting a health diagnosis, injury, personal loss is very overwhelming. I believe that we can move with and through such circumstances at our best when there is dedicated attention to the inner thoughts and feelings that arise in the "after" period. My hope and commitment is to facilitate a supportive, compassionate, and honest opportunity for change, growth, and peace. 

I believe that healing and personal change is a multifaceted process and as such I work from an integrative and personalized perspective. I have particular interest in attunement of the body and mind, living out values, exploring what is keeping you stuck, and how to conceptualize and live life in the here and now. 



Offering in person and online counseling sessions for individuals and families.  Immediate openings are available for self pay. Although insurance is not currently accepted a "superbill" can be provided to individuals upon request. This document (similar to an invoice) can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement if that carrier allows out of network benefits.


Individual/recurring sessions $120

Initial session $150

A limited number of sliding scale spaces are available and can be explored through Open Path Collective :

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Experience and particular interest in the areas of
  • Adults 18 and older

  • Individuals and Families

  • Relationship Issues

  • Brain Injury

  • Dementia

  • Stress and trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Caregiver Stress



Are you wondering if counseling can help you make changes in your life or feel better? Contact me with questions about therapy or more specifics about the services provided. A free 15 minute phone consultation can be scheduled to determine if I might be a good fit in helping you get started. 

PHONE   910-242-3932



4909 Water's Edge Dr., Suite 100B

Raleigh, NC 27606

If you are interested in scheduling a free 15 minute consultation immediately please visit the following link to get started now.

In crisis? Contact Wake County Crisis Stabilization Center (984) 974-4830

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