Nikki Golden, PhD, LMFT, SUDP, MAC, CMHS

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PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Antioch University
MA, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
BA, Human Behavior and Ethics, University of Washington

Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

Phone: (206) 296-5753

Building/Room: Loyola 213

Nikki Golden, CV


Research Interests

Nikki’s research focus includes the interplay between addictions and trauma, dually credentialed clinical supervision, intersectional identities and their impact on relationships, and sexuality in counseling.


Nikki Golden is an Assistant Professor in the Seattle University Counseling Master’s Program. Nikki earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Antioch University, received her MA in Psychology from Antioch University, and her BA from the University of Washington. Nikki joined the Seattle University Counseling Program in the fall of 2019. Prior to joining the Seattle University Counseling Program faculty in 2019, she taught at Antioch University, Seattle.

Nikki has extensive clinical experience in both the mental health and substance use disorder fields. Nikki was the program director at residential co-occurring programs and the program manager in multiple outpatient co-occurring, mental health, and substance use disorder programs. Nikki is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP), a Masters of Addiction Counselor (MAC), and a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHC). Nikki is an AAMFT approved clinical supervisor and is on the board of WA-SAIGE. Her areas of expertise include addictions, clinical supervision, co-occurring disorders, sexuality, suicide, trauma and working with the LGBTGEQIAP+ population. Nikki’s theoretical orientation is grounded in systems theory, and she uses DBT and EMDR in her clinical work.