My name is Nicole Rabalais. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana #11992. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work in 2008. I have been working in the field since that time in various positions: caseworker, therapeutic houseparent at a foster group home, mental health rehabilitation specialist, and now as a group therapist for an intensive outpatient program.
My overall focus is on psychological wellness through 1) purposeful living and 2) healthy relationships.
I will help you determine your particular values and priorities and identify the obstacles that prevent you from living a life according to those values. I also places a heavy focus on finding balance in the various aspects of one's life (work, relationships, recreation, health) to create fulfillment. Many of my methods are derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
When dealing with this aspect of therapy, I focus mainly on assertiveness training/interpersonal effectiveness and interpersonal boundaries. Assertiveness and interpersonal effectiveness training will help you to get your needs met while preserving positive relationships. Learning about interpersonal boundaries will help you understand where your locus stops and where another person's begins.
Before we begin our work together, I ask you to fill out a short assessment to determine whether we are a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you.
NOTE: I can only work with patients within the state of Louisiana. I will also require identifying information so that I am in compliance with the standards of the National Association of Social Workers.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Avoidant Personality, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy
LA LCSW 11992
I honestly cannot thank Nichole enough for the support she has offered me throughout our time working together. She has given me the tools to continue working on my mental health. I am so very grateful to her for her support.
Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Nicole is very understanding and patient with her clients, and she works hard to see and understand the entire picture and, in turn, will help you to understand it, as well.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Nicole has been an incredible source for me during some incredibly dark times. I was struggling in ways I had never struggled before I met her, and after our first appointment, I already felt better knowing she was there to listen and be present with me. She has offered incredibly kind words of encouragement and has been insurmountably helpful in finding new ways to cope and address my struggles moving forward. I highly recommend Nicole to anyone struggling right now.
Written on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
She responds in a timely manner, listens to my concerns, is kind and supportive, and has a pleasant and professional personality.
Written on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Nicole thank you so much for helping me in this tough time. You have been a light in this darkness. You just don’t understand how much your helping me and I truly appreciate you. This was a great decision to start counseling. Thank you so much!
Written on May 02, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
Nicole was absolutely WONDERFUL. I've always had trouble coping with with the loss of relationships and she was with me every step of the way through my most recent break-up. The advice she offered, her concern, care, and the careful attention she approached my situation with I'll never forget.
Written on Oct 21, 2016 after therapy with Nicole for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, and anger