Mental Health Intern
Niko McGee

Niko (He/Him/His) focuses deeply on building a trusting relationship with his clients. He strives to create a safe, compassionate space where they can feel heard and respected.

 He believes that his clients have an innate ability to heal themselves if provided this space. He works from an eclectic approach and will integrate tools from somatic and mindfulness based approaches to help bring healing into the present moment.

Niko is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based approach that has been shown to treat trauma, anxiety, depression and phobias. He is currently working towards his certification in EMDR and is receiving additional supervision in order to provide his clients with the highest level of care.

Niko is working towards his Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Lewis and Clark College. He works at Emerge Natural Health Care under the supervision of Dr Peter H Addy, Phd, Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Niko specializes in addiction which he believes is vital in understanding trauma. He works from a harm reduction model and will help his clients set collaborative goals towards a more intentional lifestyle.

Hours for Niko McGee

Hours Friday: 10am to 4 pm
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Only
No insurance accepted
Sliding scale self pay $40 to $60 per session.

Niko is currently working at the Oregon Youthline as a supervisor supporting crisis trained teens as they field peer support text, calls and chats. He is also seeing individuals, families and couples in a community counseling center. He has over four years of experience in crisis intervention and three years in adult residential mental health.

He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA in psychology in 2014. Niko focused his studies on cross-cultural psychology and completed qualitative research in Samoa, Hawaii and Fiji.

Niko values exploring his client’s cultural identity with them. His Chamoru heritage is an integral part of his own identity and encourages his clients to find connection within their own. He welcomes clients of all backgrounds and maintains a social justice practice.

In his free time, Niko loves to be in nature, cook, go on bike rides and play music. He lives in SE Portland with his two close friends, their dog Shadow and his cat Cyan.