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Dr. Nicole Ford, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in both private and public sectors . Life changes happen and I work with clients to build coping and resiliency skills. I help clients manage stress, anxiety, trauma, racial identity, self-esteem, and confidence Respect, empathy, and listening provide the foundation for any dialog and treatment plan. Your unique and specific needs are addressed in a collaborative manner whereby you are the expert. Think about it this way, you're in the driver seat and I'm the GPS system that provide directions based on the information you provide. You decide what goals to work on and your amount of effort as demonstrated by actionable steps. Occasionally, we may have to re-route when the interventions are not providing the desired outcome. We discuss the best way to get to your destination with regular check-ins to gauge if the sessions are effective for you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCPC 180009345

GA LPC LPC009032

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Nicole Ford. 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.

She is a wonderful therapist. She listens and helps you to get to the heart of the issue.

Written on May 26, 2024 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Ford listens to my concerns and offers helpful advice. She invariably gives me something new to consider that had not occurred to me before. I also am given access to helpful videos and websites that refer back to what was discussed. Highly recommend.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Ford is kind, knowledgeable, and listens to my concerns. She helps me to be proactive with my self-care through videos, books, and worksheets. I am confident in her skills as a therapist.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Ford is knowledgeable, warm, humorous and help increase my self-awareness during times of stress through active listening and discussion, videos, and worksheets. I highly recommend working with her!

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Ford helped me recover from burnout at work. More importantly, she provided the perspective and insight I needed to help me discover what my actual goals were. I’ll always be grateful for our time together.

Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Ford is amazing! She helped me work through things that I didn’t even know existed. With the tools she’s taught me I’m able to navigate many things on my own. Her help working through things has been important but the tools she has taught me are paramount.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues