Dr. Nikki Instone earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio University in 1999. Taking an eclectic approach, she blends traditional psychological theories and techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, existential, and psychodynamic. Additionally, she also incorporates other perspectives that are more spiritual in nature, such as concepts from the Law of Attraction, yoga, and Reiki.
She has helped over a thousand clients. Over 70% of her clients have resolved their issues within an average of 7 sessions. She has helped corporate executives, stay-at-home moms, medical doctors, teachers, former Olympic athletes, psychologists, chiropractors, and orthodontists.
Dr. Instone’s purpose is to spread love to as many people as possible, helping them to know and accept and love themselves and others. In the process, she helps others shed what holds them back and move forward into their own incredible life. Her hope is to impact enough lives to help promote a larger sense of peace and love. She has an ability to see the pure essence of people and can help you see and know that in yourself and others.
She grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was the youngest of five in a blue-collar family. As a child, she experienced shyness, being sensitive and easily hurt by others. Paired with a need to be perfect and please others, she often experienced anxiety. Along the way, she picked up rules that restricted her ability to be herself. As is true for anyone, she made mistakes along the way. Being able to learn and grow from those mistakes helped her become a better person. After being raised Catholic, she turned away from religion for many years. Finding her way back to God through the study of Taoism and Buddhism, she was drawn to learn Reiki and became an ordained minister. Now, she has worked through and overcome her childhood struggles. She feels calm and confident, accepts and loves herself, and has released the rules that never really existed. Discovering that she is perfect with her imperfections, she is able to fully enjoy the marvels of life.