Nichole Cavallaro

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read a little about my experience!
***PLEASE READ***
*With online therapy, please allow responses to be 1-2 business days and be sure to factor in holidays and weekends.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC) from Upstate New York.
I use a variety of treatment modalities, however, the ones I gravitate towards are Strength-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. My expertise is primarily in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression, Anxiety and Addiction.

*I am a non-judgmental and empathetic person who absolutely loves what I do.
*I offer an insightful, energetic and informative lens that can help put things into perspective for you. I am an expert, but you are the expert on you.

::KEEP IN MIND::

*Online therapy, like face to face therapy, is treatment given by a licensed clinician. Just like in an office setting, connection can often be made after more than 1-3 sessions or contact sessions.
*If I feel you are not a good fit, or you do not feel you are a good fit, we can address this together and I will make a recommendation and BetterHelp will also support this and provide you resources. Let me know if you are feeling this is not what you expected - it is better to be up front and that way we can get you going to where you need to be!
*Inappropriate and offensive comments or remarks is not tolerated by myself, BetterHelp and other clinical professionals. Please be mindful of typing out frustrations as online communications can often be misinterpreted.
*This is an asynchronous platform - messages are not done immediately like "texting". Messages are sent, as stated earlier, 1-2 business day. I check online 1-4 times per day as well - however, responses will be either long and involved, or basic and minimal to gain insight on a particular issue.


***SESSIONS***
I tend to do a variety of phone calls, video sessions and messaging for sessions, lasting either 30 - 45 minutes.
I am Part Time on here.
Be mindful of when you write to me, as a Friday night message may not be answered immediately and could be answered on Monday. I do not want you to think I've forgotten you!
Currently, I have a lot of PM openings for Live Chat.
Due to the nature of being online, there have been experiences where I have had technical issues and wifi/internet connections were lost either on my end due to weather, or the clients' end due to other circumstances. I am okay and expect this and will diligently reach out to you until reconnection is made. Just bear in mind, connectivity issues are a reality in anything.
Also I am very flexible with changes in sessions that are last minute or need to be cancelled. Online therapy is meant to be easy and convenient, so I treat it as such. Unless you are a client who is on a steady weekly time, or biweekly time, I am usually scheduling on the times I have open.

Try to contact me directly for times/sessions. I like to talk this over with you to determine my availability as sometimes slots are taken by others.

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I congratulate you on making the first step. Getting guidance for something can be intimidating, but it is not weak - it's efficient, smart and you are on the right path to being the best you that you can be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #007939-1 (Expires: 2020-04-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Aug 24, 2018 after counseling with Nichole for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, anger, and career

Nichole is an amazing counselor. She has truly mastered the art and science of her field. She is an expert in mental health that can help you through. That is the key- she gives you the tools so you can keep helping yourself, while being there to support you.

Written by S.P. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Nichole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem

Nichole is fast and caring and a great listener. I’ve only spoken to her via messages and have already received benefits for the time we spent together.

Written by D.A. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with Nichole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Nichole is extremely kind, easy to talk to, and knowledgable. She takes the time to listen and also returns with an extremely helpful analysis and tools to aid in my recovery. I'm very glad I got matched with her.

Written by C.H. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Nichole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Nichole was an excellent support for me and really helped me out in a time of need. She was very responsive and understanding. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for help