I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 12 years experience working with people. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I am a Veteran of the Army and married to a Veteran, therefore I have worked in several different states with lots of amazing clients.
I have extensive knowledge and experience treating individuals with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. My expertise also includes addiction, relationship problems, abuse, domestic violence, and adjustment difficulties. I have worked with individuals experiencing other challenges to include caregiver burnout, divorce, and custody concerns.
I am trained in multiple evidence informed modalities to include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and others. Therapy is based on trust and relationship, therefore I believe in building a strong foundation which allows honesty and vulnerability. I use Family Systems Theory and Psychodynamic Theory as basic building blocks of our alliance.
Asking for help can be difficult and I am excited that you have made a decision to do so. I look forward to taking the next steps of identifying goals and assessing progress with you. We will do this together.
I look forward to working together!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C007548 (Expires: 2023-12-08)
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My needs were specifically tied to PTSD as a result of serving in the Vietnam War. Decades later, I finally realized that I needed outside help. I had no idea that an affordable online service could provide me with the perfect therapist. Nicole really listens and has outstanding suggestions specific to my unique needs.
Nicole listens to me and offers me suggestions on how to redirect my negative emotions into positive ones. I often struggle to find the good in things but my therapist reminds me I'm worthy and capable of leading a happy positive life. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Nicole.
Very understanding, great with make me see things from a different perspective. I’ve learned a lot in just a few short weeks.
She has a great demeanor and is always able to identify the core issue during our conversations. I appreciate the resources she provides as well.
She is amazing! Her military experience h helped overcome unique situations. I highly recommend her to anyone!
We did therapy together for a month., totally changed My perspective on what I was actually holding on to. Made sense.
She is very helpful and very respectful she never judges she comes up with different ideas to help with your situation she is just amazing
Nicole continues to be great. She has brought so much good in my life that it’s hard to describe. She is and will always be one of the most important encounters of my lifetime.
Nicole has been great. Extremely attentive & responsive. Checks in regularly. Helps by giving a non- judgmental, objective perspective to things and makes you feel extremely comfortable
Nicole is a fantastic therapist. She really takes the time to listen to you, and then is able to work with you to figure out what is going on. She doesn't just do "feel good" therapy, she helps challenge thought patterns and assumptions you've made. I trust her because I genuinely feel like she wants what is best for me, and I also sense that she'll tell me what I need to hear and not just what I want to hear.
Nicole is wonderful. She is really knowledgeable and has a great way of explaining things that make everything just click. I would absolutely recommend her
From the very first session I knew that I‘ll want to work with Nicole for a long time. The sessions are both fun and informative, Nicole gives you a ton of resources to look into. You feel comfortable opening up and being vulnerable as she is incredibly compassionate and respectful of your experiences and feelings. It’s a great dynamic of being listened to and heard as well as having Nicole talk to you and share a lot of valuable knowledge. So far I’m having an amazing experience and am planning to go on for as long as possible!
A wonderful and caring counselor. Knowledgeable and eager to help in many ways. Highly recommend Nicole Garza.
Nicole is a wonderful therapist. We have been working together for over a year and her support and guidance has helped me in many areas of my life. She is warm and knowledgable and is helping me a great deal.
I’ve worked with nicole for more than a year and she’s been very very helpful. I don’t even know how to describe this in words.
She listens very well, and knows how to help me grow.
She’s awesome !
I am grateful for having Nicole in my life.. she’s an understanding and compassionate therapist that most times feels more like a rational and wise best friend than a therapist.
I am exploring my own life from a positive, openminded and kind point of view .. i’m easier to deal with and i see life with different glasses ..
It’s a journey and we’re taking it together and im just grateful ❤️
Nicole has been a great counselor! She's very attentive and always asks the right questions to get me thinking. She's extremely knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Nicole allows me to feel completely open and normal and I trust her with all of my being. I think that she helped me open up to her by being open with me straight away. I don't feel like Nicole is above me and that's definitely something she has allowed to happen. Complete equality. Nicole has helped me to look at areas of my life that I never before thought had made an impact on me and this has been truly eye-opening. Nicole supports me not only with my emotions and my thoughts but also with my future career prospects and relationships. Forever grateful that Nicole has been my first therapist and I think ill keep her for life! I'd highly recommend Nicole. Friendly, bubbly, genuine, and calm with a definite intention to serve and a natural way with people.
Nicole is a lovely, insightful and understanding person.
She’s friendly and genuinely caring whilst helping you grow in areas that you want to improve on.
Could not recommend her enough!
Nicole helped me work through a lot changes in a year where it was hard to find stability. We worked together to navigate through the uncertainties and changes. She is kind, respectful and easy to talk to.
Nicole always takes the time to respond and support her patients in whatever issue they are struggling with. She makes it easy to feel secure and trusting during the live sessions and helps to reaffirm the progress a patient has made throughout their journey of healthy living. The most important aspect of Nicole's job performance is that she skillfully identifies moments to challenge her patients way of thinking and facilitates an effective approach to managing and improving detrimental patterns of both mental and physical health.
Any patient would be lucky to have Nicole aid them.
I was apprehensive at first but Nicole took the time to show me she is willing to build that bond so we can work together for my wellbeing. I've felt so lost and lonely for a long time but Nicole is like a shining light that pierces all of that. Honestly, I am blessed to have her in my life at this time.
She is very helpful and kind, always listens to me and tries to help me figure out how to solve my own issues.
She is excellent, she is helping me through a transitional part of my life.
Nicole has been incredible ever since we started working together around 3 months ago. Before speaking to her each week, I didn’t understand what was happening with myself or my thoughts, or why I was responding to situations with such negativity. I didn’t know how to deal with certain aspects of my life or the people in it.
Nicole has been fantastic at helping me get to the route of every problem I’ve brought forward and can happily say my progress over the last 3 months has been exceptional. I look forward to our session every Saturday as I know that at the end of each one, I leave with more answers, less anxiety and way more clarity.
I look forward to making more progress each week I work with Nicole.
I'm currently going through one of the worst times of my life and Nicole has been extremely kind patient understanding and supportive. I really couldn't have made it this far without her. Would definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone!
I am very grateful for the support Nicola has offered me. Within a really short amount of time she not only understood my concerns and needs but was able to offer very helpful and insightful advice and support. Nicola is very professional and equally warm and caring, which made me feel safe, understood and supported at a time when I felt very vulnerable.
Thank you so much!
Nicole is great, she’s a lovely person and very easy to talk to. From the first chat I had with her she helped me so much. Thank you for your patience! I highly recommend using betterhelp too as it’s such a great easy software to use and it consists of great ways for there to be communication between you and your counsellor. Thanks so much!
I strongly recommend Nicole so far. She offers just the right amount of suggestive support and offers the ability to help me to look within for answers.
Nicole helped me A LOT from our very first phone call. She gave me tangible tools and coping mechanisms and they’re working!
So far I have found my sessions with Nicole very helpful and informational. She has been very kind and supportive, I haven't felt uncomfortable or pressured at all and she is very good at understanding my concerns. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for therapy.
In early sessions I have been able to share with Nicole my experiences with coaching and self dev, and from there focus on the most difficult issue for me: dating and attraction. She has given me reading material and videos to offer perspective. I look forward to working more with her!
I'm super impressed with how Nicole was able to jump right into a supportive, therapeutic relationship with me. Not much in the way of backstory, and all our interactions have been online, yet it feels like she gets me. In 3 weeks, she's already helped me gain new perspectives on my current troubles, and helped me completely re-frame my thinking towards them. She's kind of a rock star. Thanks so much Nicole!
Nicole Garza is an amazing counselor and a warm and friendly person making it easy for me to open up and share.