Nicki Rimke

Nicki Rimke holds a Bachelor’s Degree in German and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.  Nicki’s past work experience includes working with the Canadian Armed Forces as a civilian photographer in Germany where she witnessed the strength and courage of individuals in traumatic situations.  She has also worked as an daycare provider and in medical clinics as a patient care coordinator.  Nicki’s experiences have helped her to develop sensitivity to the many diverse and demanding concerns individuals and families face in everyday life.

Nicki’s counselling approach is humanistic and client-centered. She utilizes narrative, cognitive behavioral and art therapy techniques with adults.  To help her younger clients process their feelings, thoughts, and experiences, Nicki uses child-centered play, art, and narrative therapy.  Her family history of immigration and trauma provides Nicki with additional insight into the stressors that individuals and families may experience when adjusting to drastic changes in their lives. Nicki’s work experience has also led to an interest in helping people cope with the aftereffects of trauma.

Nicki brings compassion, acceptance, kindness, and a quirky sense of humour to her therapeutic relationships. Nicki’s role as a mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend allows her to empathize with each person’s unique life challenges. She believes her role as a counsellor will allow her to support others on their journey and to help them recognize their own strengths and other wonderful qualities. In her spare time, Nicki loves walking, gardening and cooking.  The creations from her kitchen and garden are warmly appreciated by everyone at Viewpoint.

Nicki can be reached via:

email: nicki@vpcp.ca

phone: 403-689-4317

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes