Education

Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Minor in Environmental Studies, 2001
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Specialties

Relationship Conflict, Childhood Behavioral Problems, Parenting/Co-Parenting, Communication Skills, Family Distress, Depression, Trauma
Nicholas D'Amico, TLMFT

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Meet Nick

Nick D’Amico, MA, LMFT is the Chief Operations Officer at Covenant Family Solutions while also a licensed marriage and family therapist. He is dedicated to enhancing the mental wellness of those in his care and the care of the many talented providers at Covenant Family Solutions.

A Mentor to Future Mental Health Leaders

While these days, you may find him behind a desk more often than in the “therapy chair,” Nick’s professional guidance is a driving force behind up-and-coming therapists. He has provided compassionate care to at-risk youth and struggling families for over 20 years. This experience has proven the importance of compassion and patience and is wisdom he eagerly shares with those entering the therapy field.

Nick is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is well-known for his skillful counseling to couples seeking to strengthen their relationships. He is also a national crisis de-escalation trainer for the Mandt System, an evidence-based techniques for conflict resolution and de-escalation. Nick has served on several nonprofit boards and advisory councils over the years and is looked to as a leader in the mental health field.

Author

Mental Health Tips From Nick

couple fighting
Relationships
Nicholas D'Amico, MA, LMFT

The Importance of Emotional Validation

When we validate our partner’s feelings we acknowledge and accept the way that they feel without judgement or rejection. However, when we respond to feelings with facts we often miss the opportunity to validate our partner’s feelings, in fact, we do just the opposite.

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emotionally unavailable spouse
Relationships
Nicholas D'Amico, MA, LMFT

Are you Emotionally Available to Your Spouse?

We place our partners outside of an unbreakable wall of silence when we are not emotionally available. It’s hard to trust the fella on the other side of wall if he refuses to open the door. A lasting and durable trust can only built when both people are inside the walls.

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paternal postnatal depression
Men's Mental Health
Nicholas D'Amico, MA, LMFT

New fathers can struggle with Postnatal Depression too.

For many men struggling with Paternal Postnatal Depression (PPND), the feelings of sadness quickly get entwined with other complicated emotions. In many situations this condition goes untreated. Men are often taught to hide sadness, pain, and other emotions. Expressing the feelings associated with PPND feels like weakness.

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