About Me

Hello!
I am a professional counselor licensed in Georgia with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, family and interpersonal conflict, self-esteem issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse and grief and loss.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not judge. My integrative approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and person-centered approaches. I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC010715


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nichola Smith. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.Y. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Nicola Smith has been nothing sort of amazing, attentive, understanding and comforting. I thank you so much for all your help and assistance in this process of self healing and growth. I thank you for the tools you have given me to be able to pause and evaluate situations versus having an impulsive reaction and to just have the ability/ platform to vent and have someone help me understand myself better.

Written by F.A. on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amazing! She has been on a journey with me for 2 years and I jst thank her so much!

Written by A.S. on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

She is easy to talk to and helped me sort through my thoughts. We focused on solutions, instead of problems. Our conversations empowered me to make the changes I knew needed to be made for me to live my life the way I want to.

Written by K.E. on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I’ve enjoyed working with her so far.

Written by T.R. on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She listens, she understands, then she helps me work through my problem. I appreciate how she asks for information patiently before starting the work. I am thriving with her on my care team! I have truly come a long way since I started working with her.

Written by A.B. on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

We are only two sessions in but I have been really enjoying so far

Written by A.M. on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I just started with Ms Nichola but I believe she is helping me see things different and handle my issues differently I think she is great at her job and I look forward to learning and healing more ❣️❣️

Written by S.I. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Nichola is very supportive. She allows you to share and gives you helpful ways to handle whatever you are going through. This is my first time in therapy and she has made it a great experience.

Written by A.N. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Nichola is amazing. I have felt listened to, empowered, and understood during our calls and that’s really important to me. Very grateful for her!

Written by S.A. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicola, has been wonderful. She has listened, encouraged and provided very helpful tools and feedback. She has made a positive impact in my life. Her compassion to help her clients and understanding is apparent in every interaction with her. I highly recommend her and her professionalism.

Written by A.L. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nichola is patient and practical and focuses on inner strengths and personal needs...it's only a few sessions in, and she has been so helpful to me. Her approach is very conducive to someone like me who's shy and anxious. She challenges my thinking without dismissing how I feel, and she focuses on specific issues rather than getting caught up in things already worked-through. I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Written by K.E. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Nichola for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties

Aside from a very short-lived relationship with therapy in my teenage years, I hadn’t had much experience with therapy until recently. Starting a journey with therapy can seem confusing and overwhelming for many, but mine was a smooth and safe transition with Nichola. Over these past few months, Nichola has supported and helped me through many different, major obstacles in my professional and personal life. Thanks to her, and our homeworks, I am in a much better place now. I would recommend Nichola in a heartbeat, as I have already for some friends and past colleagues. Nichola is amazing at what she does.

Written by K.H. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Nichola is a great listener and taps on my problems the right way. She is able to break down my issues in ways I haven’t been able to see. I value her insights and patience to help me see what I’m unable to see. Thank you Nichola for your kind words and great insights

Written by L.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Nichola has always made me feel safe and protected. She offers me guidance and I feel she has helped me tremendously. I look forward to our sessions.

Written by J.O. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Our sessions have been extremely helpful and Nichola has been wonderful.

Written by J.O. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Nichola is an amazing person and an incredible counselor. She’s like having a personal cheerleader in your pocket all the time cheering you on!

Written by S.T. on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Nichola was a great therapist she helped me get through a lot.

Written by S.. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I enjoyed speaking with Nichola. She demonstrated understanding in my situation and provided empathy and validated my feelings. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by M.A. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

This was my first time back in therapy in many years and I loved it! From our first session, I learned something and have continued to practice it. I love how genuine Nichola is, how she mentions how she resonates with what I'm going through and shares some of her own stories/struggles. Nichola offered insightful comments, asked me questions I had never even considered, and never made me feel like I had to say the right things. From our time together, I've learned more about myself, grown in my own self-worth, and been reminded to show myself grace. Thank you, Nichola!

Written by R.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Nichola for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Nichola has been wonderful and has helped me through a challenging time.

Written by T.I. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Nichola is one of the best therapist I've ever had. She is warm and compassionate and she has helped guide me through a lot of difficult transitions in my life. She is an incredible listener and gives honest feedback to the challenges that I am facing. I appreciate her bubbly, warm personality. She is incredibly professional, but she is also approachable, which makes it so much easier to connect with her and get into deep personal issues. I give her my highest, most glowing, appreciative recommendation to anyone who needs support and compassion.

Written by D.E. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Nichola is Awesome!!

Written by S.O. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Nichola really made this process easy for me. She was always understanding and opened to hearing me out. Our communication felt open and welcoming!

Written by M.O. on Sep 06, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Nichola Smith is the only therapist I’ve seen that works for me! She’s very open and relatable to her patients and while we talk about serious topics we also have a good laugh!

Written by T.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Nichola is extremely personable but also professional. She is more than willing and able to address anything and everything I need but also she sees is needed. I like that sessions go where they need to but we’re also tackling the issues. I’m a very direct person and I like that whether she is or not she’s been that way with me. She’s amazing! I’m not crazy about the Better Help app or system but I’m 100% only staying because of her. This model fits my needs best and I’m grateful she’s been very accommodating.

Written by M.O. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Nichola is amazing! She's so easy to talk to and more importantly she listens and offers thought provoking solutions and scenarios. I enjoy our conversations and find them very helpful. She always gives me 'homework', things to think about and then we go over them in our next session. I really like her approach and respect her expertise and advice.

Written by J.U. on Jul 06, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Its been fantastic so far. Thank you

Written by J.O. on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Nichola for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Nichola is one of the best therapists I ever had. She listen to everything I have to say and challenge me ton think different kind of ways.

Work with me!