Set Forth

Adolescent and Young Adult Therapy • Training

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All walks of life welcome. My clinical focus revolves around strength, growth, and resiliency. Areas of expertise include adolescent and young adult development, identifying and healing from trauma, mental illness, family conflict past and present, and issues faced by lgbtq youth.

About Nikki Wald, LMSW

Owner of Set Forth Counseling, LLC and a licensed social worker providing counseling services to youth, ages 13 - 24 in Traverse City, Michigan. I offer individual therapy, professional trainings and consultation on mental health topics, as well as letters of reference for clients seeking gender affirming medical intervention per WPATH standards. 


Services & Offerings


Individual Therapy

Counseling focused on you as an individual with a frequency that fits your process, schedule, and most importantly, matches the pace you are seeking.


Working with young people can often be a group process. Please contact me to discuss your interest in caregiver-child therapy and/or group therapy involving more members of your family. This goes without saying, but family is defined by who we care for and who cares for us! There are no limitations to what Set Forth Counseling considers a "family". 

Organization Training

I have developed and successfully held professional trainings for groups, service providers, and classrooms on topics including Empathy, Motivational Interviewing, LGBTQ topics ranging from gender identity to individual rights, and Working with Homeless Youth. My work is flexible and applicable in a multitude of settings. Contact me to discuss your training needs. 


Get In Touch.

I am currently accepting new clients and offering trainings. Inquire today to get more information!