Nicole Ford (she/her)

(LMHC)
Therapist Nicole  Ford (she/her) Photo

About Me

My name is Nicole (she/her) and I work as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington state. I work to hold space for others in their development of mental wellness and self-discovery.
I believe therapy should be strength-based and dynamic, to identify negative thinking and create new empowering narratives for healing. My method of treatment pulls from various evidence-based practices to help adults impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and identity crisis. I have earned my Masters in Community Counseling from Seattle University and am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am here to help guide your self-reflection to establish a healthy relationship with mind and body. Our work together will be a collaboration, and I strive to be conscious of cultural and spiritual values and adapt therapy to best fit each unique individual.

Some interests that have been key to my wellness are enjoying the outdoors, painting, traveling, dance studios, and nurturing relationships with family and friends. I hope to empower you in incorporating self care practices as well, and will encourage self compassion exercises in our sessions. (The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Kristin Neff).
The path to recovery may feel isolating and daunting; by seeking out help I applaud you for taking the first step. I look forward being a part of your journey working towards your healing and peace.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #LH60938980 (Expires: 2022-02-25)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 11 months

My therapist is fantastic; I do hope you all aren’t really assessing your therapists with a lax 1-10 scale? That scares me like online therapy shouldn’t.

Written by D.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s the best

Written by R.E. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Nicole for several months now and it's been really great! She is a fantastic listener and is very supportive and adaptive to whatever the situation. Very glad to be working together.

Written by B.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I love better help and love Nicole! I began session because I needed a way to help myself learn how to listen to myself and give myself permission to have my own feelings. I really enjoy the space and timing of the sessions and hope you find what you’re looking for.

Written by E.D. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She's great, helps me feel comfortable and understood.

Written by K.I. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Nicole is a wonderful counselor. She actively listens with a sympathetic ear and non-judgmental mind. She offers guidance, tools and support that are in line with my needs and goals. She’s not afraid to challenge my perspective of a situation when necessary, but does so in a kind and caring way. It is easy to see that she is passionate about her profession and honestly cares about partnering with clients to help them overcome struggles and improve their lives. She is helping me become the most authentic version of myself. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.

Written by E.M. on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I LOVE Nicole.

She is gentle and sweet, but real. She listens, and genuinely cares. She is really helping me navigate the next steps of my life and how to build healthy relationships moving forward.

Written by H.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

She is very polite and understands what I'm saying, although I requested another language since my English is not fluent in expressing my feelings. But Nicole completely understood me and my feelings, and it was beneficial for me to overcome my issues.

Written by B.R. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She's a good listener, gives her assessments and she's honest or at least I tell her to be. I'm glad to be working with her!

Written by R.O. on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've only just started with Nicole, but I'm already impressed and very excited to see how we work together.

Written by M.O. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Nicole is does a really good job at listening and validating what thoughts and feelings while also challenging me every season!

Written by H.E. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I absolutely love working with Nicole! She’s one of the most compassionate people I have ever came across in my life and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with her. I am making so much progress in my life and this year is definitely ending on a good note for me!

Talking with her is like talking with a loving friend, who’s there for me, who’s going to support and encourage me with compassion, patience and understanding.

Every session and interaction is beyond what I could’ve imagined a counseling sessions could be, and I always leave the session feeling confident, and uplifted. Thank you Nicole.

Written by M.E. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I've felt very supported in getting through a rough transition at work.