Next Step Counseling NY

Next Step Counseling NY

4.8 (5)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro


Our experience enables us to offer effective, individualized treatment and mental health support. We work with clients to establish  a supportive balance of social/emotional therapeutic mindfulness, and provide a neutral ground of trust to individuals, families, and couples experiencing anxiety and day to day life’s challenges. Our commitment Is to offer counseling and therapy in a way that works for you.

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The Bronx, NY 10463
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5 Reviews


  • Stoaks S.

    Never thought I would end up in therapy but it been one thing that help me during the pandemic and also my relationship and figuring myself out more

  • Cynthia

    Ms. Nakia Perkinsion was extremely helpful to me when my brother passed away. She helped me with my grieving process and taught me life skills such as writing in a journal and how to focus on continuing to go foward in my life. I recommend that if your in need of a professional therapist and counselor that you give her a call.

  • S S.

    A lovely person, a great listener made me feel comfortable telling a stranger about my problems and issues. Asks thought-provoking questions to help you see things differently. great sessions!

  • Anonymous A.

    I am having a great experience with Nakia. It’s clear that she not only cares about me as a client but as a whole person. When I first met with her, my problems felt so heavy as though they were weighing me down. After each session, the load felt lighter and much more manageable. She was present, warm and provide concrete feedback and tools to address my concerns. She also helped me to set goals for myself. I look forward to each session and feel my problems are being resolved with her help. Nakia is extremely professional, friendly and easy to talk to. If you’re looking for someone that can give insight and help you to look at your problems from a different perspective , Nakia is the one for you.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Upon your initial request for counseling services. There is a phone screening and form to complete. If we believe are able to support you, the. The journey continues from there.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold a B.A. in Education with a minor in Sociology from The College of New Rochelle, A Masters in Science from Columbia University, M.A. in Counseling from Mercy College, 30 advanced  credits in education, and a Professional Diploma in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University.

Welcome....I look forward to working with you!

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

All counseling sessions take place via zoom. Individual counseling is $50/50 mins and couples counseling is at a rate of $90/50 mins. Services are cash only at this time. Payment must be made before services are rendered; via zelle or cash app. Everyone is treated with the upmost personal care and attention.

How did you get started in this business?

14 years ago I embarked on a career as a high school counselor; servicing young people  aged 13-20 years old. Many of these interactions led me to work with families, caseworkers, law enforcement and the court system. I later moved to work for a private practice working with individuals and couples. I have helped people overcome stress related anxiety, relationship challenges, exploration of one's childhood and how it has impacted their current behaviors, thought patterns and decision making. The impact of covid-19 has led me to embark upon my own practice. We are all feeling so many emotions and changes in a rapid way; and everyone needs a place where they can feel safe.

What types of customers have you worked with?

As a counselor for nearly 15 years, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults of various backgrounds

As a helper to all my experience ranges from working with couples, individuals  families and  the LGBTQIA community.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

It brings me joy when I have couples highly recommend me to other couples, this resonates they are confident in their outcomes and would like to extend that feeling to their peers.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

To engaging in counseling is a very personal decision. When making a decision to work with someone, find someone you can trust and makes you feel as if you are being heard. These are the 1st and most important steps.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Before one embarks upon the counseling process, they should ask themselves are they ready to peel back the many layers. Of the answer is yes, then being transparent and honest is the next step of the process.