Nicole Forester


About Me

Hello - My name is Nicole Forester .

I welcome you.

I recognize the energy it takes to seek support.

What I can offer is non-judgmental listening to help you hear your own voice.

I invite you to be as direct and unedited as you are comfortable.

I believe speaking your full truth is the best place to start.

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA), a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO) and a Nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Utah State University in 2002 followed by an internship at Bethany Children’s Home in Pennsylvania. I graduated with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

I have worked in a variety of settings:
University Neuropsychiatric Institute, Inpatient Units, Addiction Recovery
Utah Youth Village, In-Home Crisis Team
Project Reality, Outpatient Addiction Services and Dual-Diagnosis
Arbour Counseling Services, Outpatient Services, Intensive-Outpatient Program Groups
Hospice by the Bay, Children and Teens in Hospice
Established Private Practice in 2012-2019 in San Francisco.

I encourage you to interview your therapist to find a good fit.

Feel free to connect with me. We can talk about what kind of support you seek.

I will do my best to answer any questions you might have about this process.

I believe that having someone to listen objectively can be very helpful.

I appreciate the courage it takes to ask for help.

Take good care. Hope to hear from you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPCC #640 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LPC #0017273 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LCMHC #6661328-6004 (Expires: 2024-09-30)

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