Center Director and College Planner
Nikki is a registered Occupational Therapist that specializes in teens with special needs. She brings this specialization to The College Planning Center.
She has a passion for assisting students in finding good fit colleges that have the resources available to allow students to succeed. Nikki believes that one of the greatest skills an individual can learn is to advocate for themselves; this is an ability that she finds is key to many of her clients.
Nikki is experienced in guiding a diverse population of youth. Her work with a non-profit organization in San Francisco gains her understanding of youth who are at risk and have a mental health diagnosis. Nikki is trained in the Individual Placement Model (IPS) which focuses on identifying her student’s strengths and assisting with finding supportive education and employment.
Nikki received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of CA. She is completing the College Counseling Certificate program at UCSD. Don’t miss the “Conquering Test Anxiety” workshop that she leads as part of the weekly College CHAT series at The College Planning Center!
Nikki can be reached at: NMathews@TheCollegePlanningCenter.com or 415-891-3293