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Nicole Forester, LPCC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia

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

License information


UT LCMHC 6661328-6004

CO LPC 0017273