Nicole Gaines

(LPC, NCC, CCMC)

About Me

NOTE: I am operating on CEST time right now as I am an American expat living in France. We might have a big time difference, but please know that I will answer your messages as soon as I wake up. I take weekends off but I will always respond to any messages before I go to bed.

My counseling style is very accepting and non-judgmental. My greatest passion is instilling hope, direction, and purpose in my clients. The counseling techniques I use vary based on each client’s needs but my foundation is rooted in the humanistic theory of existential therapy. This form of therapy focuses more on the present and future rather than the past and on finding meaning and purpose in life. This doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the past, it just means that we will spend more time working towards goals that will help you progress faster.

I have been counseling for over 8 years and have been counseling online via webcam for the past 4 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC). Most of my experience is in helping clients manage PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, relationship issues, adjustment/transitions, family conflict and helping to discover my clients’ life purposes. Common groups of people I see range from military personnel/families, first responders (police, firefighters, paramedics), doctors, athletes, expats (Americans living abroad) and general "life wanderers." I also enjoy helping my clients interpret dreams and discover themselves through pre-marital counseling.

Leading an active sports lifestyle, I believe in the influence of getting and staying active to help promote a balanced body and mind chemistry. I also understand the demands of excelling within the extreme sports world and I enjoy helping athletes find their balance while encouraging them to discover their highest potential. If you surf, skateboard, race motocross, snowboard or train in MMA/Muay Thai we might have something in common.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you find what you are looking for.


Specialties

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

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #9896 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Feels really comfortable and its easy to talk to her.

Written by M.I. on May 24, 2018 after counseling with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She is a great counselor and very professional.

Written by N.O. on May 09, 2018 after counseling with Nicole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

Nicole has changed my life. She is brilliant

Written by J.U. on May 01, 2018 after counseling with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Nicole is someone you would be fortunate to be paired with as a counselor. She listens well, provides good feedback, and really cares about her clients.

Written by N.A. on Jan 30, 2018 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Nicole is a great specialist. Appreciate her support and her prompt response. I am very happy to have her during this difficult stressful time and her expertise helps massively.

Written by B.U. on Jan 23, 2018 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

It has been great working with Nicole. She is a great listener, and explains things in a simple and effective manner. She is always responsive, accommodating and shows a genuine interest in helping people. I could not be happier with the progress she has helped me attain.

Written by A.I. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Nicole is such a supportive counselor with great experience! She listens to you patiently and gives you such warm and positive feedback / advice about you which would help a lot to progress yourself in the long run! Also, she gives you an indicator to monitor your progress constantly so your session with her would never be idol or dull - always progress! Thank you, Nicole!

Written by P.O. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Nicole's been very supportive in the two weeks I've attended her counseling sessions. When I'm unclear of what is it I'm trying to work on, she puts me in the right direction. I really appreciate what she's done to help me.

Written by L.O. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, and trauma and abuse

There are so many good things I can say about Nicole, so I'll touch on the most important.
She is trustworthy, understanding, concise, and comforting. Before her, I found it VERY hard to open up and trust counselors/therapists due to a series of bad experiences with ones years ago. Over the last several months of working with her, I have gained more confidence and strength to be a better, healthier version of me.I would HIGHLY recommend her for someone who is serious about working on themselves; you would greatly benefit from a life coach who keeps you going with her constant encouragement and advice.

Written by A.L. on Sep 18, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

I highly recommend Nicole. She is a very professional and an experienced therapist that will help you figure out even the most challenging of issues. You will not regret working with her.

Written by M.O. on Sep 11, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Nicole is great. Good listener and has experience with burnout.

Written by Z.A. on May 05, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Nicole has been very helpful, she is always available! I really recommend her

Written by M.A. on Apr 25, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

She's just perfect. Short and to the point

Written by K.A. on Apr 19, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Nicole was awesome and really helped me w/ a tough time. Thank you!

Written by M.A. on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Nicole has been a fantastic support person and counsellor. She is warm and friendly and makes herself available regularly and is always punctual and professional. She has helped me enormously and I recommend her without hesitation.

Written by C.A. on Mar 12, 2017 after counseling with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

She's an amazing person and it's like I can talk to her as a friend and not feel judged like with doctors.