About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NM LPCC CCMH0085381


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nicole Neal. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

She is a thoughtful and considerate therapist. I so appreciate her insight into the challenges I face.

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 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 21, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Nicole is AMAZING!!!!

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

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 May 04, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Professional, respectful, and relatable. She makes me feel heard and understood.

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

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 Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning adhd

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.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Nicole has been very helpful with my situation and has helped me overcome alot of challenges!

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicole is awesome!

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