Biography

Nicky MacCallum LMFT, NCC is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, nationally certified counselor, CAMFT certified clinical supervisor, and conducts trainings on trauma-informed practices and vicarious trauma both locally and nationally.  Ms. MacCallum has been providing quality psychological services to children, adolescents, transition age youth and their families for more than 25 years; she is also the Clinical Director of Youth ALIVE! in Oakland, CA - Serving youth recovering from violent injuries in order to promote positive alternatives to violence and to reduce retaliation, re-injury, and arrest.  She is the Chair of the Therapist’s Working Group for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) and was a Collaborative Investigator for the DSM-5 field trials contributing on Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders as well as Depressive Disorders. Her work with Youth ALIVE! has been featured in Essence Magazine, and she has offered testimony to the California State Assembly Select Committee on Gun Violence in the East Bay. 

 Ms. MacCallum has experience collaborating with child protective services, victims of crime services, family reunification, diversion programs, juvenile justice, community mental health, foster care, residential services, school based programs and hospital-based programs.  Ms. MacCallum holds a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Dance from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College (UK) and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from San Francisco State University.  She is also a certified remedial massage therapist, certified Aromatherapist, and certified Reflexologist.

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