Everyone, Hello! My name is Nicole Kirven and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Virginia. I have over 20 years of experience in community and office-based individual, group and family counseling. I have worked with adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting problems such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, phase of life changes, relationship issues, and many more. I am certified in Motivational Interviewing. I am also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
As a specialty, throughout the years I have assisted our mother baby population in addressing challenges of substance abuse and addiction, teen pregnancy, loss of a child, and postpartum depression to name few. I also address coaching concerns of breaking the glass ceiling and work life balance. Lastly, I possess a strong back ground of understanding the chain of command to assist with military concerns and implement behavioral approaches.
Overall, I choose an open and inviting path, to assist you with navigating through the challenges of your daily life. We work together to confront barriers that impede growth and progress. I use an eclectic tool kit inclusive of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Therapy, to name a few, to tailor my approach to your needs and specifications.
I am excited for the journey, appreciate your trust, and look forward to celebrating your progress built on the strengths that you currently possess.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701005760
My sessions with Nicole have made a huge difference in my life. It’s not as much about what she does, but it’s the perspective that she gives that helped me to get the best out of my life.
Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem