Meet Nichelle

Nichelle Alva, LMFT
Behavioral Therapist


Nichelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a behavioral therapist at Brightline. She is clinically trained in prevention and early intervention approaches, as well as several evidence-based modalities like trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing. 

Nichelle lives in Auburn, New York, and enjoys decorating and nesting (she and her partner just bought their forever home), antiquing, and anything related to their pets.

In community and telemedicine-based settings, Nichelle has worked with a large variety of individuals between the ages of 5 and 75, as well as families and couples. Her experience predominantly includes underserved groups such as Medicare/Medicaid recipients, first-generation Americans, undocumented immigrants, and Latinx/Hispanic youth.

Nichelle has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

The Fun Stuff

Random thing about you? I’m multi-accented. My formative years were spent in South Carolina, Texas, Minnesota, and Southern California.

Funny family memory? I have two older sisters and growing up, we made a habit of pranking and torturing each other. There are too many memories to pick just one!

Perfect Saturday? Taking in nature’s beauty with my significant other and sharing a nice meal together.