Nic Hardy – Very good health


Nic serves as a subject matter expert for DotDash Meredith and provides input on topics related to mental health, relationships and counseling. He is a psychotherapist based in Houston, where he runs a group counseling practice supporting adult individuals and couples. He writes regularly for several national publications as well as local media.

He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the University of Texas, Arlington. where he did his masters. He has aPh.D. in social work from the University of Houston with a research focus on relationship satisfaction, depression, and financial stability in African American and Hispanic populations.

Nic has 15 years of counseling and mental health experience and has contributed to national publications such as PsychCentral, VeryWell, Cosmopolitan, HuffPost, Askmen, Healthline and others. He is the former editor of the Journal of Social Work at the University of Houston. He is also a Presidential Scholarship Recipient and a member of the National Association of Social Workers


Nic Hardy has extensive experience helping individuals and families improve the quality of their relationships. Nicholas has a private counseling practice (Nic Hardy Counseling Services) where he works as a psychotherapist supporting adults, individuals and couples.

Before entering private practice, he worked as a therapist at substance abuse treatment facilities (Sapphire Therapeutic Service & Vision Behavioral Health), a public charter school (YES Prep), and nonprofit community organizations (Alliance Mental Health, Promise House, Big Brothers). , and big sisters). Nicholas’ diverse experience has aided his ability to consult on mental health issues and act as a thought leader on various related topics.


Nic received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston, where his research focused on relationship satisfaction, depression, and financial stability in African American and Hispanic populations. He received his Masters from the University of Texas, Arlington and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has practical experience with adult populations in a variety of settings, including private practices, outpatient clinics, schools, and nonprofit community organizations.

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