Meet the team

Welcome to our psychotherapy practice!

At Peaceful Mind Solutions our team of compassionate and highly skilled therapists is here to support you on your journey to emotional well-being and personal growth. Meet our dedicated team of professionals;

Lauren K. Nickum


licensed clinical social worker in VA, MD, and DC

Lauren K. Nickum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.  She has 10+ years of experience treating adults and adolescents for mental health disorders through a Virginia Community Services Board as well as over 5 years in private practice.  Her career experience includes extensive work helping people to overcome mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, postpartum challenges, personality disorders, trauma, anger management, and general life and relationship stress.  Lauren works with a variety of diverse client populations which includes people struggling with chronic illnesses, members of the recovery community and their loved ones, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Lauren K. Nickum

My Approach

Lauren K. Nickum provides individual and group therapy by telemedicine.  Lauren uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to empower her clients to make changes and learn how to live the life they desire.  Lauren offers a free initial phone consultation to see if her approach will be a good fit for your needs.  

Wil Swink


Licensed clinical social worker in VA NJ, and MA

Wil has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master of Social Work degree from Salem State University. He has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2013 and clinical interests include couples/family conflict, social and cultural stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, functional development, social constructionism, and systems theory.

My Approach

Wil uses an integrated, person-centered approach that draws upon CBT, Rogerian Therapy, and Narrative Therapy techniques. He uses these techniques to identify skills, build upon strengths, and reduce negative symptoms. Wil understands that therapy is most successful when there is mutual respect and trust between the therapist and client. He has successfully worked with adolescents and adults from diverse sexual orientations, ethnicities, cultures, and religious backgrounds. Wil blends humor, knowledge, passion, and compassion to help couples, families, and individuals in an ever changing world.

Together, our team is committed to providing personalized care to individuals, couples, and families. We strive to create a supportive and nurturing environment where you can embark on a transformative journey towards a more fulfilling life. Contact us today to begin your healing process with our dedicated team by your side.

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