Nicky MacCallum

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Nicky MacCallum
Counseling Services Director

nmaccallum@youthalive.org | (510) 594-2588 x312

Nicky MacCallum, LMFT, NCC, counsels clients and also seeks to provide a safe and supportive presence for staff, who she helps to develop self-care plans, as part of Youth ALIVE!’s trauma-informed approach to violence intervention and case management. Nicky is the Chair of the Mental Health Working Group for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs. Nicky has been providing quality psychological services to children, adolescents, transition-age youth and their families for more than 25 years. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, nationally certified counselor, CAMFT-certified clinical supervisor, a California accredited and approved continuing education provider, and conducts trainings on trauma-informed practices and vicarious trauma both locally and nationally. Nicky was a Collaborative Investigator for the DSM-5 field trials contributing on Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders as well as Depressive Disorders and 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. 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 holds a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in performing arts from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College (UK) and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from San Francisco State University.