Nick Cerami, LPC, LCADC
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that every person has the capacity to change and even overcome the obstacles keeping them from living a life that they love. My personal style aims to always be genuine, supportive, honest, interactive, conversational and solution-focused. I welcome feedback and input from my clients throughout the treatment process in order to ensure their needs are being met.
A dually licensed professional, with over a decade of experience treating mental health conditions and addiction problems, I bring a unique perspective to the therapeutic work at Hilltop. Depression, anxiety, adjustment to life changes, self-acceptance, relationship problems with both people and food, drug use, alcohol use, and helping people find freedom from unwanted behaviors are some areas where I specialize.
I received my graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and began my professional career in Summit over 10 years ago. I am excited to be returning to practice here and to once again be serving the needs of the local communities.
I utilize techniques from this clinical model to help clients understand how past experiences may be impacting the present and to help them gain awareness into what is underlying the problems they are facing. This type of therapy supports people in identifying truth and finding healing on a deeper level.
I draw upon this framework to support clients in seeing the thoughts and emotions that contribute to their behaviors, including their decisions. By exploring new perspectives, learning skills to evaluate things differently and making behavior changes, clients can become empowered to deal with situations in their lives more effectively.
This type of therapy is designed to help clients connect with what most drives them to change. Ambivalence, or uncertainty, towards change is discussed openly as a natural part of the change process. Considering pros and cons without judgment, the goal of this therapy is to bring people closer to the things they value.