Nikki Spencer, LBSW is a certified Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and has completed Dyadic Developmental Practice Psychotherapy and Parenting (DDP) Level One Training, which allows her to use PACE principles with Chosen’s parents. Nikki brings to Chosen knowledge and training in Making Sense of Your Worth curriculum through the HALO Project, Motivational Interviewing, and Mental Health First Aid. Her passions include advocacy for systematic and policy changes that provide education and support services to families with children from hard places.
She began her career as a licensed social worker in 2012 and has practiced social work since 2010. She has worked with children and families in DFPS custody, specialty children’s courts, and family drug courts. She was able to take part in a national initiative out of Travis County to provide wrap-around trauma-informed services for families in crisis.
Before joining Chosen, Nikki served as a supervisor for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) where she developed and implemented an agency-wide protocol for prioritizing case assignments to ensure families received services in a timely and efficient manner.
Nikki and her husband have served as a fictive relative placement for two children with severe trauma and as respite providers for several additional foster children.