I am licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with 7 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and school social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief. I also helped persons with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. I am extremely open and sensitive to issues around race, systemic racisms and cultural issues.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines humanistic, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.022510
I lucked out in terms of therapy. It’s nice to not have to worry about not being heard . Any concern is just as important and valid as the last. The support she can give is unmatched.
Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd
I couldn’t be happier with or more proud of the work that I’ve done with Nicole this year.
Written on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Nicole is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had in my life. She is definitely an active listener, and practices a form of existential therapy where she is along for the ride with you. She always sweetly challenged me and comforted me in the exact right ways. We did a deep diveInto a past relationship of mine that really helped me heal from the trauma of it. I hope we can work together again in the future.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
Nicole has been amazing in the time since we’ve started sessions. I feel like we’ve really clicked, and I’ve genuinely appreciated all of her advice and expertise.
Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd