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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0085381
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She is a thoughtful and considerate therapist. I so appreciate her insight into the challenges I face.
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.
Nicole is AMAZING!!!!
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.
Professional, respectful, and relatable. She makes me feel heard and understood.
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.
Nicole is amazing! Great listener and easy to talk to. I already feel like I have made positive progress in therapy after only 3 sessions with her.
Nicole is a wonderful listener and supporter of my goals. I look forward to checking in with her every week to reflect upon my progress - she motivates me on my path.
Nicole has been very helpful with my situation and has helped me overcome alot of challenges!
Nicole is awesome!