Counselor Education

Nikki Correa MEd, PhD

Assistant Professor, School Counseling

Office Location

Bailey Hall 400C, Gorham Campus



Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Masters of Education - School Counseling, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • PhD - Counselor Education & Supervision, Oregon State University


Nikki Correa is originally from Los Angeles, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision at Oregon State University, in March of 2020.

Prior to joining the University of Southern Maine (USM) faculty, Nikki served as a full-time high school counselor in Las Vegas, NV, the 5th largest school district in the country. She holds a strong background working from the ASCA National Model with a highly diverse, low-socioeconomic student population. 

Nikki’s research interests include suicidality, ethnic/racially diverse adolescents, and innovative school counseling techniques. Her passion is in advocating for the school counseling profession and the well-being of K-12 student. In her work as a counselor educator, she encourages self-reflection, self-care, and passion for the counseling profession in order to develop students’ individual identities and lifelong evolution as a school counseling professional. 

When Nikki is not on campus, you can usually find her exploring Maine and completing some DIY projects in her new home. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and staying active through Crossfit and the outdoors.