Stacey Nicely, PhD, LP, LPC

Stacey Nicely, PhD, LP, LPC

Stacey Nicely, PhD, LP, LPC

Title: Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling

Office Location: Bell Hall 123
Phone: (269) 471-3470


PhD Counseling Psychology, Andrews University
MA  Community Counseling, Andrews University
BS Psychology (Minor in Family Life Education), Northern Caribbean University
Diploma, Business Administration (Minor in Computer Science), Excelsior Community College


Dr Stacey Nicely serves as Director of the Counseling & Testing Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling. Dr Nicely has served in various capacites in the Counseling and Testing center for roughly 13 years. Prior to pursuing a career in psychology, she worked in commercial banking for 10 years with her last full-time position being at the supervisory level. 

Nicely provides leadership from a relational perspective and is also keenly interested in relevance and efficiency as key considerations for effective service delivery.  As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, she provides clinical services (therapy and psychoeducational presentations) through trauma-informed lens. Her integrated therapeutic approach primarily includes psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, and humanistic/existential therapy. She also utilizes other approaches which include solution-focused brief therapy, positive psychology, aspects of dialectical behavior therapy, and assertiveness and coping skills training, depending on the presenting concerns.

Dr Nicely has presented on mental health related topics at national and international psychological conferences and to denominational and non-denominational audiences locally and internationally.  She thoroughly enjoys her work and is passionate about facilitating the multiple processes that contribute to individuals living out their God-given potential and becoming the best version of themselves. 

​​Aside from work, Stacey enjoys nature walks, alone time, driving along scenic routes accompanied by good music, traveling (fun and adventure), spending time with loved ones, and learning about different people and cultures.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed Psychologist (MI Credential ID 2393110410)

Licensed Professional Counselor (MI Credential ID 6401012236)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator (ID 1250455)

Approved Clinical Supervisor

Current Research or Professional Activities

Variations in Individualistic and Collectivistic cultural orientation and the protective factors that contribute to resilience: Comparisons for Jamaica, Rwanda, and the United States (Doctoral Dissertation, completed April 2019).