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Dr. Nakpangi Thomas LPC

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How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I determine therapy goals based on my client's symptoms and proven empirical interventions. The client and I review their diagnosis and the symptoms they reported. Once the client agrees or confirms the symptoms; as a team, we work together to develop an effective treatment plan.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Going to counseling or seeing a mental health professional does not mean you are crazy. It means you care about yourself enough to address your total well-being.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I will collaborate with medical doctors to ensure the symptoms the client is experiencing are not related to any underlining medical condition. I will work with the psychiatrist for medication management as well as a psychologist for neuro-assessments. I believe mental health needs a holistic approach to healing.


Work Stress

Mood disorders

Premarital counseling


Behavioral Issues

General Expertise





Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Bipolar disorder


First Session$200
Family Therapy$200
Individual Therapy$200
Marriage & Couples Counseling$200
Group Therapy$75

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Group Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Person-Centered Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Clinical Traumatologist


  • Michigan, Licensed Professional Counselor, 6401012784


Ph.D., CES-Trauma and Crisis, Walden University

Master's of Science, Clinical Mental Health, University of Phoenix

BSW, Social Work, Florida Atlantic University

Work History

Dr. Nakpangi Thomas is a professor at both Southern New Hampshire University and Adler University in the Counseling Education and Supervision Program. She is a professional counselor for the State of Michigan, Clinical Traumatologist, the owner of a small private practice, the immediate Past-President of the Michigan Counseling Association, and host of “In Session” an online Podcast for Detroit’s WJZZ Radio. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Walden University in Counseling Education and Supervision with a concentration in Trauma and Crisis, a master’s degree in Community Mental Health from the University of Phoenix (2011), and a Bachelors of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University (2000) as well as an Associate’s of Arts in Psychology. She is an active member of the American Counseling Associate, Association for Humanistic Counseling, Counselors for Social Justice, Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Michigan Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Michigan Counseling Association, and Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society. Nakpangi has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral/mental health field working with youth and adults from multiple racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Dr. Thomas has worked to reunify families by providing resources to the parents, advocating for the children, biological parents, and foster parents as well as participating in court hearings to ensure the safe welfare of children in the foster care system. She has conducted life and social skills groups, taught health and wellness, organized career readiness workshops, and provided opportunities for the youth to give back to the community through volunteerism. Additionally, she has provided group and individual counseling with youth that were sexually abused.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dr. Nakpangi Thomas, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Dr. Nakpangi Thomas, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Dr. Nakpangi Thomas accepting new clients?

Yes, Dr. Nakpangi Thomas is accepting new clients.

Does Dr. Nakpangi Thomas accept insurance?

No, Dr. Nakpangi Thomas does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Dr. Nakpangi Thomas offer?

Dr. Nakpangi Thomas offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Dr. Nakpangi Thomas offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Michigan can book Dr. Nakpangi Thomas for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Dr. Nakpangi Thomas offer online therapy?

Yes, Dr. Nakpangi Thomas offers online therapy to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Dr. Nakpangi Thomas?

Dr. Nakpangi Thomas typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Dr. Nakpangi Thomas speak?

Dr. Nakpangi Thomas conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Dr. Nakpangi Thomas online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Dr. Nakpangi Thomas online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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