I am a licensed counselor in both Montana and Colorado. I graduated from Montana State University in 2008 with a masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have been providing therapy services for over 10 years and have experience in multiple settings. While much of my experience has been with kids and young adults, I also have a great deal of experience in family therapy, as well as providing parents support and coaching through difficult situations. I also have a great deal of experience in helping those going through transitions including, but not limited to, grief and loss, divorce, changes in careers, and children going off to college. I am also experienced in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and anger management issues. I also have a background in working with survivors of abuse and other traumatic events.
My counseling style is very open, meeting people where they are at. Therapy can be very difficult and people entering therapy may feel very vulnerable. Thus, I like to try to help my clients feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Compassion and sensitivity are key to my counseling style and I strive to ensure that my clients feel accepted throughout the counseling process. My counseling approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, and reality-based therapy. I often adjust my counseling style to fit each individual, their therapy goals, and current needs.
It takes a great deal of bravery to engage in the self-exploration process and make the changes needed to become the best version of you that you can be. If you are ready to start this process, I would love to be able to support and assist you in your journey to self-discovery, realization, and resiliency.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC 0013234
MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-1521
Nicole has been working with me on and off for almost 4 years and she has help me through so many life challenges. She is incredibly insightful on many topics, compassionate and professional. Highly recommend!
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Nicole for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Always wonderful, knowledgeable and supportive.
Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Nicole is extremely kind with a wealth of knowledge. She listens and does’t make you feel judged. Her compassion knows no bounds. I highly recommend!
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve been working with Nicole for several months now and she has given me so many tools to use and new perspectives…therapy has helped me so much.
I feel calmer now that I have a safe space to talk through emotions!
So grateful to have her!
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I love Nicole! She’s fantastic, personable and knowledgeable.
Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes