Nichole Sakmar

(LPC, NCC, BSC)

About Me

Hello, and thank you for considering me to be your counselor here at betterhelp!

I have worked with over 1,000 clients through online counseling. I hope you will choose me to join you on the journey of self exploration and growth here at betterhelp!


I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience working within many areas of the mental health system. I am licensed in the states of Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Delaware.

I enjoy providing counseling to people through betterhelp for many reasons. I feel that online counseling gives people who may not have reached out for help in the more traditional sense of counseling (face to face) an option to receive the same level of care. I believe online counseling can be very effective and offers amazing advantages to clients. Online counseling is a great resource for people who may have traditional life stress, maybe have a mental health diagnosis, or just want a safe place to talk to someone outside their inner circle.

I am passionate about providing quality counseling services to my clients, and I do not use one set approach or theoretical orientation. No two people are the same, so my interventions and techniques reflect that. Through my education and experiences, I have an understanding of what may work best for any given symptom or diagnosis, but ultimately you are the expert in your life . I meet each individual where they are at in their life. I believe counseling is a joint process, and I am here to provide guidance, perspective, and I do not judge.

If you read through testimonials, you will see that my style is laid back yet directive. My clients are relaxed, laugh, and crack jokes all while working on their goals and what brought them to seek out extra support.

I hope you make the decision to give online counseling a try, and that you feel I could be the right counselor for you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 11

Licensing

LPC #PC007970 (Expires: 2019-02-28)

LPC #01923 (Expires: 2017-10-31)

LPC #PCp-0000784 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Nichole has helped me through a difficult separation and been sensitive to my struggles with mental illness. She recognizes my needs and also sympathizes with my partner in the scenarios to help me understand both sides of things. She is an amazing coach and extremely understanding.

Written by C.H. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 6 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Nichole has been counseling me for many months now. I couldn't feel anymore supported than I do with her. She's helped me work through many things in my life. She's very knowledgeable, kind, caring and understanding. I definitely recommend her!

Written by J.P on Apr 14, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, and career

Nichole and I are just starting out. In this short time, I have found that she is courteous, professional and is asking me some excellent questions and providing useful feedback. So far, so good.

Written by K.A on Mar 14, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

It is quite obvious Nichole has experience and knows how to help. She is great at what she does. She doesn't judge or make assumptions but helps you sort things out.

Written by D.A on Mar 11, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Nicole is professional, thoughtful, and clear.

Written by J.E on Mar 04, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month

She is great !!

Written by A.L on Mar 03, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Like the feedback and responds quickly.

Written by A.L on Feb 09, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Nichole has been incredibly helpful to me and my growing process. She makes every effort to make me feel understood and provide guidance by asking questions that force me to really consider my situation and actions. Highly recommended!

Written by F.R on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 2 weeks relationship

Ms. Ranalli is a really great counselor. Thank you.

Written by F.E on Jan 17, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Helpful.

Written by S.I on Jan 12, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Nichole helped me a lot :)

Written by C.H on Jan 08, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Nichole is very kind and helpful. She makes me feel very comfortable to discuss my personal struggles. She helps me to see different perspectives and to think critically about myself and the situations that I'm in.

Written by A.L on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and career

So thankful I was assigned to Nicole! She is so insightful and asks me questions that really make me think about my situation. I really have appreciated her help and would recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.H on Dec 28, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I appreciate how Nichole asked questions that lead me to advice and answers on my own. She always responds in a timely manner, and is always so sweet!

Written by A.L on Dec 16, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Nichole has been so helpful. It's very reassuring to have someone there to talk to and who makes me think about my worries in a different light, and I'm really appreciative of what she has done for me. Thank you!

Written by A.A on Dec 05, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Nichole is amazing when it comes to completely figuring me out. She analyzes the situation perfectly and communicates with me like a friend. Tells me exactly what I need to hear. Thanks!

Written by S.A on Oct 07, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month relationship, family, and sleeping

Nichole has been awesome and has done a great job of giving me good advice. I highly recommend this service to other people as a way to receive great interaction.

Written by S.E on Sep 14, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Nichole has been a wonderful counselor. She take's the time out to reply to each part of my message and she is very clear when giving me her input. She has taken the time to get to know my story, and is very insightful when it comes to understanding unique situations.

Written by J.A on Jun 02, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and depression

Nicole has been super helpful, patient, non-intrusive and objective. Though I have never tried any therapy or consultation before, my experience has been entirely positive.

Written by J.E on May 15, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Nichole has been a great help. She's listened and validated how I'm feeling without judgement. It's helpful to have someone who listens, asks the right questions and helps focus on the issues I'm facing without a biased view. When I thought there wasn't anyone who would understand, she listened to me. I'm truly grateful for her help.

Written by D.A on May 11, 2016 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

Nichole is very responsive and helpful. Always supportive and non-judgemental.

Written by R.E on Jul 03, 2015 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Nicole is fantastic. She is quick to respond and really listens to what you are saying. She is very knowledgeable , supportive and really works hard on helping you get through your issues.

Written by C.A on Jun 11, 2015 after counseling with Nichole for 2 months

Nichole is very involved, responds quickly to your messages, and works hard to come up with solutions to your issues. She has a very supportive and non judgmental approach. I have loved working with her so far, and she has help me A LOT! I really appreciate all the work she has done to help me, and I would defiantly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by J.E on May 24, 2015 after counseling with Nichole for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

Nichole is very good at responding quickly and offering a different way of looking at things. I would definitely recommend her and if I need more help I will work with Nichole again.

Written by R.I on May 06, 2015 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

Nichole is amazing. She is helping through a difficult time in my life with care and compassion. I am glad I made this step.

Written by L. on May 01, 2015 after counseling with Nichole for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

Nichole is great! She's patient, asks great questions, and gives good insight. She's also pretty quick about replying, which is awesome.

Written by A.R on Apr 26, 2015 after counseling with Nichole for 3 weeks relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Nichole is AMAZING. She is very attentive (responds to my messages multiple times a day) and has been a great help in working with me on my anxiety and self-esteem issues. I can't say enough great things about her. I call her the Fairy Godmother that came to my rescue!!