Nikki DuBose, CEDRC, PsyD Student, is a former model who turned her career towards advocacy and clinical psychology. Nikki is a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse by her caregivers, and experienced assault in the fashion industry. Her memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, has been translated into French and published throughout Europe. In Washed Away, Nikki detailed how the childhood abuse brought on a battle with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety for seventeen years.
As a doctoral student in clinical psychology and founder of an eating disorder recovery coaching practice, Live ED Free, Nikki is passionate about researching how traumatic experiences can make an individual more vulnerable to developing mental health conditions. Her desire is to eradicate child sexual abuse and abuse in all forms through prevention, training, research, and advocacy. When we have healthy children, we have a healthier society.