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What will you get at Pivotal Approach?

From the moment you reach out we promise you an experience to meet your needs. Our first priority is in creating a comfortable environment. With cozy seating and restful decor our office is intentionally curated to be a place where you can rest. Even better, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home with safe, secure video calls! We take the time answer any questions and create connections so that we are able to support and hold space for you without judgement.


We all have challenges. Challenges are normal. Challenges have solutions.

No matter what you're facing, we want to welcome you especially to a practical, yet blossoming experience. One where the cause of your stickiest challenge is quickly identified and resolved. It may be that you feel disconnected, disheartened, frustrated, or furious. Perhaps you simply wish to find new ways to love your partner. Or maybe you've been struggling to communicate. Whatever it is, you came here looking for answers and we have them!

We teach you the skills to resolve these problems on your own.

While nothing can replace a private, personal guide pointing you to all the trouble spots, the tools and skills required to locate these difficulties on your own and know how to solve them is even more valuable. We will help you create habits that develop strong connections and along the way you'll pick up the tools necessary to navigate the path to the life you've always wanted! 

No one can do it all alone.

With our help, we are confident you will start building your best life. The one that is fully optimized and fully yours. We have what it takes to develop the blueprints and execute the plans for your dreams. You just need to take the first step. Reach out to us and book your free 20 minute mini-session or sign up for our schedule-free Relationship Campus today! 

Let's start building your future, together.


Brett Nikula - Therapist | Life Coach

When you sign up with us, you work with Brett

"With a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University, I take an honest, caring, and genuine approach to everyone who reaches out. I love connecting with people so they feel relaxed and comfortable, and I strive wholeheartedly to achieve measurable success with each one – that includes you.

This passion began at one of my first jobs where I worked with the kids at the Boys and Girls Club. I loved connecting with the kids there and learned so much about the resilience of the human spirit, the universal desire to be accepted, and the joy that is naturally contained within each one of us as human beings.

I noticed that those kids with a good support system could navigate through difficult situations in a better way. When they felt supported they seemed to learn the necessary tools more naturally. I wanted to help provide these things to everyone, and I searched for a way to do it. I fully believe I have found that here with Pivotal Approach.

My passion is working with couples who want to find peace, happiness, and a rekindled love in their relationship. I teach you to support each other in a way where you both have the tools required to navigate every challenge your relationship might present.

I have focused training in trauma, accelerated resolution therapy (ART), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavior therapy (DBT), Prepare/Enrich, and do all my work from a systems theory.

I am also a certified life coach! I love how therapy and coaching neatly tie research and science together with humanity. Connection and healing is an art form. I enjoy bringing my skills together to create change in my clients’ lives to produce efficient, effective, and everlasting results."

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