Laura Barnette


About Me

Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.

My name is Nicole Barnette and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 8 years of experience working in mental health. I’ve worked in a variety of settings and assisted individuals with a broad range and severity of clinical concerns. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse/dependence, stress, coping with life changes, intellectual/developmental disabilities, LGBTQ-related issues, and individuals experiencing an acute mental health crisis.

I believe a key component in helping others is to build a healthy counseling relationship. You deserve to feel heard, respected, understood, and empowered in a non-judgmental and stigma-free environment. While I typically gravitate toward a person-centered or cognitive-behavioral approach, I believe in meeting people where they are and tailoring the technique to fit the person. Your treatment should fit your individual needs and together, we can establish and work toward goals to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

If you would like to proceed with taking steps to reach your desired outcome, I will gladly assist you in your journey.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LPC #0701007113 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Written by T.R. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Laura is a great LPC. She listens and understands.

Written by B.R. on Mar 05, 2019 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

I love this whole process - it was very straight forward with pricing and what it will look like. Nicole is fantastic - I feel like she truly cares about me. She pushes back where needed but she shows compassion and intelligent at the same time. What we are working on truly helps. She gives me homework that really helps - but she asked me how I learn best before just jumping into it. She asks my preferences and respects that. I really appreciate the work she has done with me!