I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2000 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2012. I provide a safe harbor and therapeutic environment eager to maximize your potential personal growth, help you determine and create optimal work-life balance, and feel empowered through empirically-based therapeutic techniques.
Life brings many challenges, stressors, and unfortunate events. Many people who go through challenges in life, experience overwhelming feelings, sometimes unrecognizable due to the magnitude of their stressor, length of time they’ve experienced the stressor, or life’s challenges. These overwhelming feelings come in all shapes and colors: sadness, confusion, disappointment, resentment, anxiety, hopelessness, lack of understanding, worry, loneliness, helplessness, anger, fear, and depression.
My goal is to provide the highest therapeutic services possible, helping you change so you can be more physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually healthy. As you become more self-aware, you will understand what is needed to improve your overall health. This will allow you to feel empowered and confident enable you to become a positive change agent for yourself, other people, and the cultural and environmental systems in which you interact.
My experience as a counselor includes working with adults in areas of transition, crises, personal growth and development, divorce, anxiety, blended family structures, identity crises, and depression.
I have been trained in a variety of different approaches and prefer to take an eclectic approach that allows me to tailor counseling techniques to you and your specific situation. I primarily utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but have experience in several research-based theories of counseling, including: Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems, and Rational Emotive Therapy.
I look forward to helping you find resolution, perspective, and peace in your journey through counseling.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ID LPC 946
WA LMHC 60302778
Best experience I've had with therapy! I was skeptical of missing out on an in person experience but the video feature gave me all of the support I had hoped for. I have been recommending this to family and friends.
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Nicole Konen #1 Counselor
Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Nicole makes me feel heard when we have an appointment and I appreciate her forthright when we work together. I highly enjoyed our first two appointments. I feel ready, positive, and supported in bettering my mental health and communication styles. Nicole was also supportive and understanding of technical challenges and my inexperience with virtual counseling.
Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching