I am a clinical counselor, specializing in trauma and addiction. I have 25 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, verbal/emotional/physical/sexual abuse, and psychotic disorders.
My approach mirrors that of Thomas Szasz, MD, as he wrote in The Healing Word: Its Past, Present, and Future:
"Mental illness and psychotherapy are fictions. Neither exists. Only the patient, the therapist, and a particular relationship between them exist. Both participants are responsible moral agents. Each is existentially equal to the other, each influences the other, and each is responsible for his or her behavior. The therapist can neither cure the patient not make him or her sick. However, the patient can do both of these things -- for or to himself or herself-- by making use of the therapist's helping or harming
words (Bohart & Talman, 1996)." ... The expert's role is to engage the clients in a process of searching self-examination, with the aim of enabling them, if they so choose, to become more free and more responsible.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0085381
She is a thoughtful and considerate therapist. I so appreciate her insight into the challenges I face.
Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Nicole is fantastic! She listens to the details and is diligent with keeping notes and providing supportive materials for education, building tools, and understanding behaviors, etc. She is also very experienced and provides unique perspective to our conversations. She is genuine and very pleasant to work with; really appreciate her.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Nicole is AMAZING!!!!
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
I have only had one session with Nicole. It went very well. I do think with future interactions I will continue to receive expert assistance with my issues.
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Professional, respectful, and relatable. She makes me feel heard and understood.
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Working with Nicole has been an amazing experience. I really appreciate how she listens and then feeds things back to me and questions me on challenges I’m dealing with. Look forward to continue this for as long as necessary. Very beneficial.
Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes